Farmville, Va. – Following a goal by Kathleen Gerrits at the 28:52 mark of the second half that pulled PC to within three at 9-6, the Longwood Lancers went on a 9-0 run to finish the game en route to an 18-6 win over the Blue Hose on Saturday afternoon. Lauren Schaaf finished with a team high three points on one goal and two assists.
Player of the Game
Schaaf finished with a team high three total points while Sarah Marshall had two goals. This was her sixth game of the season with two or more goals. Megan Dreyer led the way with four ground balls while Hudson Roarick had a team high three caused turnovers. The four ground balls by Dreyer tied her career best and three caused turnovers for Roarick also tied a career best.
Stat of the Game
Longwood won the turnover battle by a +10 margin as it only had 15 to the Blue Hose’s 25.
Longwood jumped out to 7-1 lead in the first 18 minutes of the game but PC answered with a 4-2 run to end the first half trailing 9-5. Ana Boothe scored the Blue Hose’s first goal at the 17:19 mark to make it 3-1 but Longwood answered with four goals over the next five minutes making it 7-1. Schaaf, Marshall and Natalie Barnett scored three straight goals for the Blue Hose making it 7-4 with five minutes left in the half. The Lancers answered with two goals of their own but Marshall scored her second goal of the day with 1:13 left in the period. That made it 9-5 at the intermission.
Gerrits scored her first goal just 1:08 seconds into the second half making it 9-6 but that was the last time the Blue Hose found the back of the net. Longwood finished on the 9-0 run to finish the game 18-6.
For the Record
PC moves to 2-13 and 0-5 in Big South play, Longwood moves to 7-8 overall and 2-3 in the conference.
PC’s 23 ground balls was its third most in a game this season.
The Blue Hose forced eight turnovers, the second most in a game this season.
This was Marshall’s sixth multi-goal game of the season.
This was Schaaf’s fourth multi-assist game this season.
With three points today Schaaf is now fifth in the PC women’s lacrosse record books with 107 career total points. Her 80 goals is tied with Jordan Newberry for the fourth most and 27 assists is tied with Sally Maple for the seventh most.
The four ground balls for Dreyer tied her career best.
Three caused turnovers by Roarick tied her career best.
The Blue Hose return home on Wednesday for the final home game of the season versus the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs. First draw is set for 5:00 p.m.