Offensive Attack Pushes Pride Past Panthers In First Round Of USA South Conference Tournament
from Wes Gullett, Pride SID
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Greensboro College women’s lacrosse team defeated the Panthers of Ferrum College Tuesday in the first round of the USA South Tournament, 15-10.
The Pride offense caught fire in the first 10 minutes of the game, as they put up seven consecutive goals to take an early 7-0 lead.
Scoring for the Pride were Kara Whitson (3) Laine Walston (2) and Peyton Joyce (2).
The Panthers were able to put up their first goal of the game just one minute after the Pride’s run.
Both teams were able to tack on three more goals, but the Pride went into the half with a 10-4 lead.
At the start of the second half, Ferrum got the jump on Greensboro and recorded three consecutive goals to cut the deficit to 10-7.
The Pride refused to let the Panthers catch up.
Joyce fired up a four-goal run to help extend Greensboro’s lead to 14-7. Natalie Ritchey (2) and Whitson (1) were responsible for the other three goals.
The Panthers battled back with three goals, but the Pride were able to secure the five-goal victory.
“Today we played like the Greensboro College women’s lacrosse team that we are,” Interim Head Coach Jena Miller said. “We came out strong and we finished strong.
“I am so proud of the entire team and their efforts. Great conference tournament win!”
Whitson and Joyce finished the day off with a game-high four goals, while Ritchey recorded four assists. Stephaine Carr earned the win in the goal after recording seven saves.
The Pride will return to the field in LaGrange, Ga. Friday at 11 a.m. to face-off against No.1 Meredith College in the semifinals. For more information on Greensboro College women’s lacrosse, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.