GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Meagan Bourque exploded for a career-high eight goals as the Pfeiffer women's lacrosse team (1-0) began the DIII era with a dominating 19-6 victory at Greensboro (0-2) on Saturday afternoon. Bourque's previous high of five goals was topped when the sophomore scored six times in the first period, including three consecutive goals in a 3-minute span.
Pfeiffer was hot in the first half, accouting for 14 of their 19 goals in the first 30 minutes of action. Hailey Metzger started the scoring just 38 seconds into play and Bourque's goal with no time remaining on the clock ended the surge. Bourque scored twice in the final minute and scored twice in a 12 second span midway through the half.
Molly O'Friel added five goals for Pfeiffer and Josie Lent scored twice along with Metzger. Sam Hanlon played all 60 minutes in goal and finished with five saves to improve to 1-0 on the young season.
Pfeiffer held a 32-14 advantage in shots and a 15-11 lead in draw controls. The Falcons forced Greensboro into just a 7-for-17 mark in clears and Startraya Galloway led the team with three caused turnovers.
A total of eight yellow cards were handed out with Greensboro getting five of them, including the first four of the game. The Falcons scored twice with the man advantage.
The Falcons return to action on Saturday in their home opener when they host Meredith at 2 p.m.