April 02, 20171st2ndFinal
Stats at a GlanceL-RNBY
Ground Balls2712
Draw Controls148
Free Position Attempts2-71-1
Stats LeadersL-RNBY
GoalsGabby Sousa - 5
Rachel Dillon - 2
AssistsTorrey Schwitkis - 3
Olivia Knight - 1
Ground Balls Torrey Schwitkis - 4
Helen Kuhn - 3
Saves Paula Cortezano - 2
Ines Flueck - 2
Brandy Bowman - 9
Newberry falls to Lenoir-Rhyne after second period surge

Newberry falls to Lenoir-Rhyne after second period surge
Sunday, April 2, 2017 | by Madison Darby-McClure, Student Assistant

NEWBERRY - The Newberry women’s lacrosse team (5-9, 1-4 SAC) fell in a conference contest to the Bears of Lenoir-Rhyne (10-3, 5-1 SAC) by a final score of 16-4 at Setzler Field on Sunday afternoon.


The Bears took an early lead with three goals in the first three minutes before Newberry answered to get on the board.


Helen Kuhn scored to kick off the first half action for Newberry, putting home a shot on a dish from Olivia Knight. Rachel Dillon wrapped up the Newberry offense for the first half, scoring her second and final goal of the day with less than 2:00 left on the clock.


Dillon, who currently holds the third-highest number of goals in the South Atlantic Conference for the season, was sidelined for nearly all of the second half after accumulating two yellow cards. The removal of the Wolves' leading offensive player hampered the offense in the second half. 


Alexis Kahler notched her first goal of the day early in the second period to bring the Wolves within five, but the Bears battled back with seven unanswered goals before the clock ran out on a Newberry possession.


Brandy Bowman tallied nine saves for the Scarlet and Gray, moving to 160 total season saves and retaining her position as the leader in the nation in saves and saves per game.


Gabby Sousa led the offense for Lenoir-Rhyne with five goals on seven shots, adding to her team-high of 27 goals this season. Freshman Cathleen Gaffney added three to the L-R total.


The Wolves will travel to North Carolina to face off against the Wingate Bulldogs on Saturday, April 8. Game time is set for 1 p.m.