MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Sarah Daly (New Market, MD) scored a game-high six goals to lead #6 Pfeiffer University past visiting Mount Olive College 20-2 in Conference Carolinas women’s lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Falcons improve to 11-0 overall, 3-0 in league play while dropping the Trojans to 6-5, 1-3.
Daly started off scoring just 40 seconds in on Saturday before turning around to assist on a Shannon Bonnel (Mechanicsville, MD) goal just 32 seconds later. Ashleigh Kassab (Walkersville, MD) would assist on Daly’s second of the day two minutes later before scoring her own goal on a free position shot with 24:37 remaining in the period.
Delaney Miller (Elkridge, MD) and Haley Gourdie (Clermont, FL) would be amongst the regular goal-scorers for the Lady Falcons before Daly’s third strike at 14:27 put Pfeiffer up 11-0. Mount Olive’s Alysha Kulka (Calgary, ALBERTA) would get the Trojans on the board at 13:06 before Allie Dunn (Newnan, GA) ended a three-goal stretch by the Lady Falcons to make it a 14-2 contest. As the buzzer sounded to end the first half, Kassab would hit on her fourth and final goal of the afternoon extended the lead to 15-2 at the break.
The Pfeiffer defense would hold Mount Olive scoreless for the entire second period and final 34 seconds of the first half as Daly added two final tallies along with Bonnel, Carly Garrison (Orlando, FL) and Whitney Jaffe (Cohasset, MA) to wrap up the day’s scoring. Garrison would pick up a team-high four assists in the victory while Daly and Kassab each added three.
As a team, Pfeiffer held a commanding 32-4 shots advantage, 24-16 margin in groundballs and controlled 17 of the 23 draws. The Lady Falcons were a perfect 12-for-12 on clear attempts and forced 28 Mount Olive turnovers in the win.
Pfeiffer returns to action on Sunday taking on IUP at 12:00 p.m. Sunday’s location is TBA with pending weather as is live stats. The final location announcement will be made on Sunday morning via http://www.gofalconsports.com.