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7-Goal 4thQ Run Breaks Open Close Game as Ave Maria takes the 18-11 SunC Win over Webber; Seiler 6G/1A/6DCs, Shaffrey 3G, Tittinger 4CTOs for Ave, Patterson 3G/7DCs, Davidson 20 saves for Webber – Both Recaps

Palmetto Ridge alum Peyton Williams 1GB/2CTOs for Ave Maria. Robinson alum Kaitlyn Patterson 3G/1GB/1CTO/7DCs, Fleming Island alum Maria Horrell 1G for Webber

via the school press releases/websites


Lacrosse Earns SUN’s Second Seed

BABSON PARK, Fla. — Eight fourth quarter goals secured the victory for the Gyrenes as they guaranteed their first ever winning season as a program and their first ever berth in the SUN Conference Tournament. Ave Maria beat Webber 18-11 in the season finale. 

The first quarter was back-and-forth between the Warriors and the Gyrenes, each netting three goals in the frame. Abbey Seiler scored two goals for the Gyrenes and Anna Bocchino scored the other.

Ave Maria took control of the game in the second quarter, scoring the first four goals of the frame. Seiler got her third goal of the game to start the scoring, After another Gyrene goal off the free position, Hannah Shaffrey connected twice to put Ave Maria up 7-3. Webber scored one goal in the final minute of the half, but the Gyrenes still took a commanding three goal lead into the break.

In the third, the two teams traded three goals each again, keeping the Gyrenes’ lead at three goals. Orianna Eldridge scored her first goal of the game, followed by a fourth from Seiler and first from Lily Hynds.

The fourth quarter was really when the Gyrenes started to pour on the goals, outsourcing the Warriors 8-4. Webber scored the first goal of the period to get within two of the Gyrenes, the closest they had been since the second quarter. Ave Maria then scored seven straight goals to ice the game. Shaffrey, Eldridge, and Hynds all got back on the scoresheet during the run while Claire Ichniowski and Alexandra Mazurczak both scored their first goals of the game. Seiler finished the run with two goals, bringing her game total up to six, a season-high for her.

After two Webber goals, Bocchino scored the final goal for the Gyrenes in the final minute of the game. It wasn’t the last goal of the game as the Warriors found the back of the net right before time expired, but the Gyrenes still walked off the field with an 18-11 win.

With the win, Ave Maria improves to 7-5 overall and 4-2 in conference play. With a Keiser win over St. Thomas and SCAD win over the Life Running Eagles, the Gyrenes clinched the second seed in the SUN Conference Tournament. This is the second season the SUN Conference has sponsored Women’s Lacrosse and the first time the Gyrenes have made the SUN Tournament.

2022 was the last season the Gyrenes made a postseason, getting a bid in the conference tournament back when they were a part of the Mid-South Conference.

The Gyrenes will take on Keiser in the two/three seed matchup Friday, April 19, in West Palm Beach, Florida. The game can be streamed on the Sun Digital Network.


Warriors Honor Seniors Against Ave Maria

Babson Park, FL – The Webber International Women’s Lacrosse team hosted the Ave Maria Gyrenes on the Warrior Turf Field. Webber honored eight seniors on Senior Day, but fell to Ave Maria 18-11. 

Sophia Sesi got the scoring started for the Warriors, scoring just a minute and a half into the game. The Gyrenes scored soon after to tie it and then take the lead , but Maria Horrell would score next to tie it up. Kaitlyn Patterson scored a man-up goal from the free position, but Ave Maria scored to tie it at 3-3 heading into the second quarter.  

Jordyn Davidson made two quick saves back-to-back and Asiah Dewberry would cause a turnover soon after. The Gyrenes were able to score four straight goals throughout the second quarter before Cheyenne Burton rattled a goal off with a minute left in the half. Burton’s goal put the score at 7-4 heading into the half.  

Ave Maria scored first in the third quarter, but that goal was quickly negated by Patterson. Patterson scored again a few minutes later, again matching a Gyrenes goal. Michaela Haas found the back of the net with 1:10 left in the third, making it 10-7 heading into the fourth quarter.  

Ayame Macedo scored early in the fourth, putting the Warriors within two points. Ave Maria proceeded to score seven straight goals, although both Davidson and Hannah Register would make saves during this run. Hailey Leavines broke the drought for the Warriors on a free position goal, before Burton found the net for the second time. A buzzer beating blitz to the goal by Natalie Baumgarten would end the scoring for the Warriors as they fell 18-11. 

Patterson led the team with three points, while Burton and Haas each had two. Dewberry and Reyanna Troupe led with three ground balls apiece, while Sesi, Alia Loydd, and Davidson each had two. Dewberry also led the team with four caused turnovers. In the goal, Davidson had 20 saves while Register had 3.  

Thank you to the Seniors for all of your hard work and dedication to this program. Your blood, sweat, and tears have helped build Webber Women’s Lacrosse to where it is. 

Thank you to the fans for all of your support all season long and for making 2024 a successful season! 

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