CLINTON, S.C. – The Presbyterian College women’s lacrosse team earned its second straight win on Saturday with a 22-16 victory over Delaware State.
PC improves to 2-0 on the year and hits the road on Monday, March 3 to face Howard. Delaware State falls to 0-2.
The win marks the first time PC has ever started a season at 2-0.
Catherine Ellis (Charlotte, N.C.) scored a game-high seven goals and dished out an assist. Maddie Seiloff (Marietta, Ga.) added five goals and three assists while Brianne Ward (Cincinnati, Ohio) chipped in two goals and a game-high five assists.
Freshman goalkeeper Tay Lyles (Stevensville, Md.) made her first collegiate start and earned her first win. Lyles made nine saves in the victory, including five in the opening half.
Seiloff opened the scoring with a pair of goals from Ellis and Ward to put PC ahead, 2-0. After a Megan Card goal for Delaware State, the Blue Hose scored three straight on goals from Ward, Corrigan and Ellis to go up by four, 5-1.
A four-goal Hornet run—three from attack Emily Etkins—evened the game at 5-5 with 12:44 left in the half.
Ellis and Delaware State’s Emily Peets traded goals before Kelsey Rupsch (Libertyville, Ill.) scored her first of the year and Maggie Richardson (Maplewood, N.J.) made it an 8-6 game. Peets tallied another goal before four consecutive PC scores. Ellis kicked off the run, followed by Richardson scoring two around a Seiloff goal.
Delaware State managed two goals in the final minute of the first half as PC led 12-9 at the halftime break.
Freshman Jess Goergen (Fayetteville, Ga.) scored her first career goal to erase a Delaware State tally early in the second half and restore a three-goal lead, 13-10. Ellis then followed with her ninth tally of the season on a Ward feed.
Kiana Dawson broke up the mini-run in front of two more goals from Ellis and Ward for a 16-11 score.
After an Etkins goal, Richardson converted a Kelsey Rupsch (Libertyville, Ill.) feed and Goergen followed with her second on a free position shot.
Peets scored twice more for Delaware State, but those would give way to another four-goal Blue Hose run. Seiloff and Ellis each found the back of the net twice before Megan Card scored a pair in the final two minutes for a 22-16 final.