CLINTON, S.C. – Radford outscored the Presbyterian College women’s lacrosse team 9-3 in each half as the Blue Hose fell to the Highlanders 18-6 on Senior Day at Martin Stadium. PC falls to 2-11 overall and 1-4 in the Big South. Radford is now 6-8 with a 2-3 mark in conference play.
Stats of the Game
Radford outshot PC (40-25), won more draw controls (15-11), picked up more ground balls (25-17), committed fewer turnovers (21-24), and had more free-position attempts (8-6). The Highlanders completed all 23 of their clear attempts, while the Blue Hose were near-perfect with 16-of-17 successful clears. PC did edge Radford in total saves (15-14) and caused more turnovers (7-4).
Blue Hose Players of the Game
Lauren Schaaf and Cady Roberts scored two goals apiece to lead the Blue Hose. Claire Frase contributed a goal and an assist, while Megan Dreyer recorded her first score of the season. Taylor Johnson had three draw controls. Kayla Koch set a season high with 15 saves on 33 shots faced for a 45.5 save percentage. The freshman keeper added a game-high eight ground balls.
Radford Players of the Game
Emma Rogers, who entered the game tied for the Big South lead in goals per game, paced the Highlanders with five goals and an assist. Lindsey Carroll, Juliette Ruland, and Adrian Rius followed with three goals each. Rius tallied nine draw controls, while Jenny Davis earned the win in the cage with 14 saves on 20 shots faced for a 70.0 save percentage. She added four ground balls.
How It Happened
Radford scored six unanswered to start the game, with Carroll earning a hat trick in the first eight minutes of action. Schaaf ended the run and got PC on the board with an unassisted goal at the 20:13 mark in the opening half. The visitors scored another two before Frase found the back of the net to make it an 8-2 Radford lead with 9:31 on the clock. After Ruland got her second score of the game, Schaaf closed out the half as she converted her free-position attempt with 1:27 remaining. The Highlanders took a 9-3 lead at halftime.
The second half started with another three straight by Radford. Roberts got into the scorer’s column with an unassisted effort (12-4, 23:48), then added a second goal over two minutes later as Frase found her in the middle (13-5, 21:07). The visitors then used a 4-0 run to go ahead 17-5 and get the running clock. Dreyer scored her first of the season with 8:27 left in the game. Ruland then closed out the scoring with a free-position goal with :27 remaining.
- Schaaf has now scored for the third straight game and has posted multiple goals for the sixth time this season.
- Roberts has scored four games in a row and has recorded multiple goals for the fourth time this season. The sophomore also set a season high with six shots on goal.
- Koch’s 15 saves are a season and career high. The freshman made 14 saves at Kennesaw State on March 20, at home against Liberty to open conference play on April 1, and this past Wednesday at home against Winthrop.
- Frase tied her season high with two shots on goal. The junior put two shots on target against Winthrop last Wednesday.
- Jess Goergen tied a season high with three shots on goal. The senior also set a season high with a pair of draw controls.
- Amanda Lindsey caused a pair of turnovers, the fourth time she has done so this season.
- Cassie Watters tied a season high with three shots on target.
- The Blue Hose set a team high in shots on goal percentage, putting 20-of-25 shots on target (80.0 percent).
- The Highlanders caused four turnovers, the lowest by an opponent this season.
Up NextThe Blue Hose head up to Durham, N.C. this Monday, April 17 for a 6 p.m. ET non-conference matchup against No. 20 Duke at Koskinen Stadium.