Photo by Tere Poplin
Greenville, S.C. – (Box Score | Invitational Schedule) The second game of the 2016 Women’s Lacrosse National Invitational was an offensive showcase, as No. 2 Georgetown (Ky.) defeated No. 7 Tennessee Wesleyan, 21-6, Wednesday afternoon at Sirrine Stadium.
With the win, Georgetown (13-3) advances into the semifinals of the national invitational and will face No. 3 Lawrence Tech (Mich.), which defeated No. 6 Columbia (S.C.), 10-7, Friday at 10 a.m. EDT.
Georgetown’s Bea Cameron, who was announced as a First Team All-American yesterday, scored three of first five goals of the game to give the Tigers an early 4-1 lead. Doreen Brabble and Avery Blackmon, the other First Team All-American for Georgetown, combined for five goals as the Tigers took a 13-3 lead into the break.
Georgetown held a 26-11 advantage in shots with five each coming from Kaysie Smith and Blackmon in the opening 30 minutes.
Tennessee Wesleyan won the opening draw of the second half and on the ensuing possession Jasmine Hickman netted an unassisted goal to give cut the deficit to 13-4. Georgetown responded scoring eight of the final ten goals of the game for the 21-6 final.
The Tigers had eight different players score at least one goal, led by Cameron who netted a game-high five goals. Blackmon scored three goals and dished out five assists, while Rachel Kidwell made five saves in 33 minutes of action it pick up the win in the cage. Katherine Leighty and Samantha Dearing both picked up a five ground balls.
Casey Schaefer registered a team-high three goals in the loss for Tennessee Wesleyan. Goalkeeper Paige Falowski registered ten saves.
Tennessee Wesleyan is eliminated from the National Invitational and ends the year with a 12-7 record.
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