April 08, 20171st2ndFinal
Stats at a GlanceNBYWINGATE
Ground Balls1512
Draw Controls1215
Free Position Attempts4-83-5
Extra Man Opportunities0-10-2
GoalsHelen Kuhn - 3
Shannon O'Neal - 5
AssistsOlivia Knight - 1
Rachel Dillon - 1
Paulena Dempsey - 3
Ground Balls Brandy Bowman - 4
Nicole Hinkle - 4
Saves Brandy Bowman - 5
Nicole Hinkle - 5
Newberry can't erase first half deficit, downed by Wingate

Newberry can't erase first half deficit, downed by Wingate
Saturday, April 8, 2017 | by Tanner Swift, Athletic Communications Assistant

Wingate, N.C. - The Newberry women's lacrosse team (5-10, 1-5 SAC) fell to the Bulldogs 10-2, 4-1 SAC) in conference play on Saturday afternoon by a final of 21-8.


The Wolves were outscored by just three goals in the second half, attempting to overcome a lead by Wingate at the break. After Naomi Killian opened the scoring under two minutes into the game, the Bulldogs rallied for eight in a row, gaining a double digit advantage after 30 minutes of play. 


Shannon O'Neal lead Wingate with five goals in the contest, putting the team at third in the South Atlantic Conference standings. 


Newberry lost starter Molly Chester after receiving a major penalty at 23:43 of the first period, which sent her off the field for the rest of the match.


Helen Kuhn led the Wolves tallying three goals to give the junior out of Charlotte Hall, Md. a total of 14 on the season. Maddie Campbell notched two goals on the afternoon giving the senior 25 goals on the campaign, which is second-best on the team.


Naomi Killian and Courtlyn Warren also added goals for Newberry in the second half. 


Newberry will travel to Salisbury, N.C. next weekend to take on Catawba before wrapping up the regular season at Setzler Field. Game time next Saturday, April 15 will take place at 2:00 p.m.