CLINTON, S.C. – Kirstin Stenoien (Houston, Texas) set a new Presbyterian College career goals record on Friday, but PC women’s lacrosse team dropped a National Lacrosse Conference match to the Detroit Titans at Old Bailey Memorial Stadium, 20-15.
PC moves to 1-14 on the year and 0-5 in NLC contests. Detroit improves to 5-8 and 4-2 in league play.
Stenoien led the Blue Hose with four goals on Friday and took over as the program’s all-time leading scorer with her 88th career goal. The senior passed Brittni Dulaney’s 86 goals, set from 2007 to 2010.
The Titans scored 10 goals in each half to take the win.
Jaime Beamish (Houston, Texas) tallied four points as well, notching three goals and an assist. Beamish also paced the Blue Hose in draw controls, with four, and picked up three ground balls.
Goalkeeper Susan England (Bethesda, Md.) made nine saves on the day and collected a team-high four ground balls.
Detroit’s Anna Eidem led all players with nine goals.
Detroit turned the ball over 18 times to PC’s 19 and the Blue Hose came up only three ground balls shy against the Titans in that category, 20-17.
The Titans scored the game’s first five goals before Katie Prisco (West Babylon, N.Y.) put PC on the board with her 11th goal of the year thanks to a feed from Beamish. Stenoien added her first of the game a few minutes later from the free position to pull PC within four, 6-2.
Laura Meade (Acworth, Ga.) potted her seventh goal of the year on a Megan Schaaf (Ellicott City, Md.) assist shortly before Beamish followed with a free position goal that made the score 7-4 in favor of the visitors with 13:51 left in the first half.
Detroit continued to score, but Catherine Ellis (Charlotte, N.C.) and Stenoien cut the Titans’ lead to two with help from Meade and Ellis assists, respectively.
The Titans notched a pair but PC answered on tallies from Kelsey Rupsch (Libertyville, Ill.) and Beamish as Detroit took a 10-8 lead into halftime.
In the second half, the two sides alternated scoring the period’s first six goals. Beamish, Bonnie Corrigan (Yorktown, Va.) and Stenoien all found the net to keep PC’s deficit at two with 12:28 remaining.
A three-goal Detroit run came to an end on a Schaaf goal from a Brianne Ward (Cincinnati, Ohio) feed, but the Titans ran off four more goals to take a 20-12 lead with 1:49 to go.
PC fit three goals into the final 1:29, however, as Stenoien, Ward and Meade tucked shots past goalkeeper Lexie McCormick.
The Blue Hose return to action on Sunday when the squad hosts Howard in its home finale. The team will honor its five seniors, Stenoien, Meade, England, Prisco and Anne Lamb Crosby (Jacksonville, Fla.).