#11 Women's Lacrosse Hammers Lees-McRae in Conference Home-Opener
March 29, 2014
MISENHEIMER, N.C. - The soggy weather may have done its work dampening the pitch at N.E. Lefko field Saturday afternoon, but it certainly didn't dampen the dynamic offense of the #11 Pfeiffer women's lacrosse team. Dominating Lees-McRae from the moment the first whistle sounded, the Falcons cruised to a 22-1 victory over the visiting Bobcats, their highest goal count of the 2014 season and just three goals shy of the school record set back in 2010. The win improves Pfeiffer's record to 8-2 overall, 2-0 in Conference Carolinas action, and pushes the team's current win streak to three games. With the loss Lees-McRae falls to 3-6 overall and 0-4 in conference play.
Senior Kristina Anderson got the scoring started early for the home team, sending a beautifully placed shot past the Lees-McRae keeper just 24 seconds into the contest. Less than a minute later junior Kristi Korn sent her first of four goals on the day sailing into the Bobcats net for a 2-0 Pfeiffer lead. Korn didn't wait long to pick up her second tally, cradling a picture-perfect pass from freshman Stephanie Athens and firing an unbelievable shot on target just 36 seconds after her first score. Athens would pick up a goal of her own just 54 seconds later, finishing with two scores on the afternoon as well as a game-high six assists. Korn would score again with 26:38 left in the half, giving her three goals in the first five minutes of competition. The Falcons were dominant in the first frame, leading Lees-McRae 19-2 in the shot column and taking a 13-1 advantage into the mid-game break.
The second half of play was much like the first, with Pfeiffer besting the visitors in all categories. The Falcons added nine goals in the second half to their game total, and tacked on 12 more shots to finish with 31 for the match. With the game clock showing 2:21 remaining in the match, Pfeiffer put the final nail in the Bobcats' coffin with a highly celebrated goal from junior Andrea Archila. The goal was Archila's first of the season and first of her collegiate career.
Sophomore Cassidy Wilson picked up the win in goal for the Falcons, adding two stops to bring her season saves tally to 31. Wilson currently leads Conference Carolinas in two individual goalkeeping categories, besting the conference with a 56.4 save percentage and only 24 goals against.
The Falcons return to action on April 3rd when they travel to Mount Olive for a 4:00 p.m. contest.