Women’s lacrosse drops final home game

GEORGETOWN, Texas – The Southwestern Pirates hosted their final home game of the inaugural season on Sunday, falling 20-4 to Western New England.

The Golden Bears wasted no time showing why they are undefeated, scoring five goals in the first three minutes of the game to kick off a 9-0 run. Allison Schmitt broke the run with a goal eight minutes in, wrapping around the backside of the net to score SU's first of the game.

Jordan Little, assisted by Schmitt, made it back-to-back goals for the Pirates and cut WNE's lead to seven, 9-2. Western New England was able to pull even further ahead, however, and led 15-4 at halftime.

The Golden Bears controlled the rest of the game as Southwestern was held scoreless in the second half while WNE scored five more to arrive at the 20-4 final.

The Pirates committed just seven more turnovers (27-20) but won just three of the 26 draw controls on the day while losing the shot count 32-5. WNE also won the ground ball battle 36-19 and converted on all five clears and five of six free position shots.

Southwestern falls to 4-6 on the year while Western New England improves to 7-0 overall. The game marks the final home contest for three seniors, Natalie Rivera, Carrie Holifield and Kristen Heg. Southwestern travels to California for two games this weekend, beginning with Whittier on Friday at 6 p.m. CT.

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