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#1 Women’s Lacrosse Earns First Sun Conference Win with 19-14 Result over #10 SCAD-Savannah

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via Keiser press release/website


Game Information
Score: No. 1 Keiser 19, No. 10 SCAD-Savannah 14
Records: No. 1 Keiser (8-0, 1-0 SUN), No. 10 SCAD-Savannah (0-4, 0-1 SUN)
Location: SCAD Athletics Complex, Hardeeville, S.C.

No. 1 Keiser women’s lacrosse picked up their first Sun Conference win and their first win over SCAD-Savannah on Saturday afternoon, 19-14.

First Quarter
Keiser 4, SCAD 5

  • 40 seconds into the game, Abbey Cannon found Sydney Passaro who buried the first goal of the game into the side netting.
  • Following another shot from Passaro, Esher found the loose ball and worked her way in front of the net before finishing the shot and putting Keiser up 2-0.
  • Three minutes later, Esher found Hayley Frew in front of the net who went above everyone and upped the Seahawks’ lead to 3-0.
  • After SCAD scored their first, Keiser marched right back down the field and Frew tallied her second of the game with 8:22 on the clock.
  • The Bees would end the quarter with four goals in the final seven minutes to take the 5-4 lead heading into the second quarter.

Second Quarter
Keiser 9, SCAD 6

  • Keiser wasted little time in the second with Talia Myers picking up a saved shot and firing a shot into the net to tie the game after 43 seconds passed.
  • With just under 11 minutes on the clock, Milena Isturiz secured the clear and broke the defense before finding Cannon who made it 6-5 in favor of KU.
  • SCAD would take advantage of a free-position chance to tie the game at 6-6 with 9:39 showing.
  • Chloe Foley countered with a free-position goal of her own with 8:19 on the clock to take back the lead for Keiser.
  • Frew finished the half with back-to-back goals including a woman-down goal to give the Seahawks a 9-6 lead going into the break.
Third Quarter

Keiser 14, SCAD 11

  • MacKenzie Gibaud took advantage of a slow response by the Bee’s defense and found Cannon open in front of the net who finished the chance.
  • With 12:11 showing, Emily McCall scored her first goal of the game on a free-position shot to put Keiser ahead 11-6.
  • SCAD would go on to go on another 3-0 scoring run capped by Clarke Haas’ fourth goal of the day and cutting the lead to 11-9.
  • Milena Isturiz would stop the run with a free-position goal at the 6:02 mark but back-to-back goals from the Bees made it 12-11 with 3:23 on the clock.
  • Myers and McCall ended the quarter on a positive note with consecutive goals for the Seahawks to put KU up 14-11 heading into the final period of play.
Fourth Quarter

Keiser 19, SCAD 13

  • The fourth quarter started the same way as the previous three, with a Seahawks goal, this time from Esher making a run straight to the goal from midfield.
  • Following Haas’ fifth goal, Foley scored the second woman-down goal of the game for Keiser to put KU up 17-12.
  • With 6:30 to play, Rebecca Gibson scooped up a groundball and took it the length of the field before getting fouled and converting the ensuing free-positon goal.
  • SCAD scored their final goal with 3:07 remaining before Cannon responded 30 seconds later to make it 18-13.
  • Myers finished the game with a solo goal to secure the 19-13 win for the Seahawks.

KU Highlights

  • 10: Myers recorded a career-high 10 draw controls on the day as she continues to rule to circle.
  • 9: The Seahawks continued to show their unselfish ways with nine different goal scorers and six total assists.
  • 7: Cassidy Green earned the win in net making seven saves on the day.
  • 5: Esher made an impact all over the field, picking up five groundballs to lead the team.
  • 4: Both Frew and Cannon totaled four points on the day to tie for the team lead.
  • 4: Frew’s four goals tied her career high and led all Seahawks scorers.
  • 2: Isturiz led the visiting side with two assists on the afternoon.
  • 1: This was the first Sun Conference game played by Keiser and the first win in the newfound women’s lacrosse conference.
  • 1: With the win, KU snaps a six-game losing streak to SCAD.

Team Leaders
No. 1 Keiser
Points: Cannon/Frew (4)
Goals: Frew (4)
Assists: Isturiz (2)
Draw Controls: T. Myers (10)
Ground Balls: Esher (5)
Caused Turnovers: Esher/Frew (2)
Saves: Green (7)

No. 10 SCAD-Savannah
Points: Haas (6)
Goals: Haas (5)
Assists: De Caro (2)
Draw Controls: Berkeley (7)
Ground Balls: Haas (4)
Caused Turnovers: Three Tied (2)
Saves: Fowles (11)

Up Next

The Seahawks return home to play Saint Ambrose on Tuesday on Faculty Appreciation Day in West Palm Beach, Fla.