Strong Second Half Helps Davenport Advance, 13-10
Photo by Tere Poplin
GREENVILLE, S.C. – (Box Score | Invitational Schedule) In the final quarterfinal game of the 2016 NAIA Women’s Lacrosse National Invitational, No. 4 Davenport scored seven second half goals in the second half to defeat No. 5 Indiana Tech, 13-10, Wednesday night at Sirrine Stadium.
With the win, Davenport (15-3) advances into the semifinals of the national invitational and will face top-seeded SCAD Savannah (Ga.), which defeated Benedictine (Kan.), 24-6, Friday at 1 p.m. EDT.
Davenport scored three goals, including one from the NAIA Player of the Year Brooke Knoll, in the first 5:29 of the game to take an early 3-0 lead. Indiana Tech responded with a three goal run, including two from Alexa Winter, who was announced as a First Team All-American yesterday. The two teams traded scores before Kristina Scott’s goal gave the Warriors their first lead of the game, 5-4. Davenport scored two of the final three goals of the half to tie the game 6-6 at the break.
Indiana Tech held a 13-11 advantage in shots and a 7-6 advantage in draw controls in the first half.
Davenport scored three of the first four goals, including a pair from
Jessica Lemcke, to start the second half and give the Panthers a 9-7 lead with 23:14 remaining. The two teams traded goals twice, before Lemcke and Hannah Bush scored back-to-back to give Davenport a 13-9 lead. Indiana Tech added a goal in the final minute for the 13-10 final.
Lemcke registered a game-high four goals in the win for Davenport. Amber Livingston and Hanna Bush each finished with a hat trick.
Winter finished with a team-high three goals, while Campbell, Kristina Scott, and Dakota Dawon each netted a pair of goals in the loss for Indiana Tech. Sam Vikstrom allied two assists, six draw controls, and three caused turnovers.
Indiana Tech is eliminated from the National Invitational and ends the year with a 14-4 record.
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