Clinton, S.C. – Gardner-Webb built an 11-2 advantage over the first 20 minutes of play and held on for the 21-12 win on Wednesday late afternoon at Bailey Memorial Stadium. The two teams went back and forth 10-10 over the final 40 minutes of play. Kelly Hyman scored a career high and a PC single game high for 2018 with five goals and Megan Dreyer tied the PC women’s lacrosse single game high of nine draw controls.
Player of the Game
Hyman scored five goals and was 3-3 on free position shots, she also added a draw control. The five goals are a personal best and the most for any Blue Hose player this season. Dreyer broke her personal best of eight draw controls that she had at Liberty with nine today. The nine is tied for the most in a game in PC women’s lacrosse history.
Stat of the Game
Gardner-Webb had a 25-13 advantage in ground balls. PC had a 20-15 advantage in draw controls.
Trailing 11-2 with 6:48 to play in the first half Natalie Barnett converted on a free position shot, it was her first of two goals on the day and it sparked a 4-0 Blue Hose run. PC pulled to within five at 11-6 following goals by Kathleen Gerrits, Hyman and Ashley Wren. This 4-0 PC run forced a timeout by the Runnin’ Bulldogs, following the timeout they finished the half on a 3-1 run to take a 14-7 lead into the intermission. Amanda Steinmuller led Gardner-Webb in the first half as she scored four of her five goals in the first 30 minutes of play.
Hyman scored her fourth goal of the game just a minute into the second half but Gardner-Webb answered with a 3-0 run to go ahead by nine at 17-8. PC was never able to get closer than eight the rest of the way as a back and forth second half ended with GWU on top.
For the Record
PC moves to 2-14 and 0-6 in Big South play while Gardner-Webb moves to 3-13 and 1-5 in the conference.
PC recorded a season high 20 draw controls.
20 draw controls are tied for the fourth most in a single game in PC women’s lacrosse history.
The Blue Hose made five free position goals, that is tied-seventh most in a single game in PC women’s lacrosse history.
Dreyer’s nine draw controls are tied for first in a single game in PC women’s lacrosse history.
Hyman scored a PC season high five goals. She scored on the five goals on five total shots in the game.
Hyman was 3-3 on FPS, three free position goals tied the most for a single person in a game in PC women’s lacrosse history.
Presbyterian travels to face the Radford Highlanders on Saturday, April 21 at high-noon.