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Down 10-2, Keiser Women Rally to 14-13 Before Running Out of Gas in NAIA Quarterfinal Loss to Cumberlands, 18-13; Foley 4G/3A, Andrews 2G/1A Lead Keiser, Obbezoo 7G/2A, Belton 4G/2A, Bosah 15 Saves for CU

West Broward alum Milena Isturiz 1G/3GBs/8DCs, Calvary Christian Clearwater alum Margaret Wroe 8 Saves for Keiser.

via Keiser press release/website


No. 6 Women’s Lacrosse Nearly Finishes Magical Comeback, Falls in NAIA Quarterfinal, 18-13

Game Information
NAIA National Tournament Quarterfinal
Score: No. 6 Keiser Seahawks 13, No. 2 Cumberlands Patriots 18
Records: No. 6 Keiser (11-8), No. 2 Cumberlands (19-2)
Location: Memorial Field, Savannah, Ga.

No. 6 Keiser women’s lacrosse erased an eight-goal deficit in the NAIA National Tournament Quarterfinal, taking their first lead of the night in the fourth quarter against No. 2 Cumberlands. The Seahawks would put the ball into the net midway through the fourth to tie the game at 14-14, but a crease violation would be called to give the Patriots the ball and control of the game with a 14-13 lead. Cumberlands would go on to score three goals over the next two minutes to close out the game in control. Chloe Foley led the way for Keiser in her last collegiate game, tallying four goals and three assists. Madison Andrews and Sydney Passaro helped with two goals of their own in their final games for the Seahawks.

First Quarter
Cumberlands 6, Keiser 1

  • The Patriots took advantage of an early yellow card on Sydney Parker to take the lead on the woman-advantage.
  • Cumberlands was quickly back on the offensive end of the field minutes later with Marisa Helsten scoring her first goal of the day.
  • The Patriots tacked on two more before the Seahawks were forced to call timeout with 9:31 on the clock.
  • Keiser’s defense would hold for the next five minutes before Cumberlands was able to add two more to make it 6-0.
  • With 21 seconds left in the quarter, Madison Andrews found Hayley Frew, who ended the KU drought, making it 6-1.

Second Quarter
Cumberlands 10, Keiser 5

  • Cumberlands took control early in the second, finding three goals in the first five minutes.
  • With 9:34 on the clock, Chloe Foley broke away from the pack before rounding the net and finding Sydney Passaro who slotted home a goal to make it 9-2.
  • Anna Lobbezoo completed her hat-trick with 8:18 remaining in the half.
  • With under three minutes to play, Milena Isturiz placed a shot past the keeper to cut into the lead, 10-3.
  • 30 seconds later, Foley passed up her free position attempt to Abbey Cannon who made it back-to-back goals for KU.
  • With less than a minute to go in the half, MacKenzie Gibaud fed Foley who made it three straight for the Seahawks going into the break with momentum on their side.
Third Quarter

Cumberlands 11, Keiser 10

    • Foley continued the Keiser run early in the second with a quick fake into a goal.
    • With 11:13 on the clock, she came from behind the net and whipped her signature shot by the keeper for her third of the game, forcing a timeout from Cumberlands with the score at 10-7.
    • Two minutes later, Samantha Esher caught the pass at the 12-meter mark, made a spin move to beat her defender, and finished up top to cut the Patriots lead to two.
    • With 4:37 left in the third, Aleyah Belton ended the Keiser run to make it 11-8 in favor of the Patriots.
    • Late in the quarter, Krystal Beebe used a lengthy pass to find Passaro who notched her second of the game to make it 11-9 UC.
    • With less than 15 seconds left in the third, the Seahawks cleared the ball from their own half as Beebe found Cannon who went between the goalies’ legs to beat the buzzer.
    Fourth Quarter

    Cumberlands 18, Keiser 13

      • Foley drew an early free-position chance in the fourth, passing the opportunity to Andrews who tied the game with her first goal of the contest.
      • Less than a minute later, Andrews converted her own free-position attempt to give Keiser their first lead of the game, 12-11.
      • The Patriots would have their response shortly after with Ashlee Baker scoring at the 12:09 mark to tie the game.
      • Cumberlands would add two more over the next two minutes to bring their lead back up to two goals, 14-12 with 10:45 showing.
      • With 10:12 left in regulation, Esher found Foley in front of net who faked twice before slotting a goal into the upper right corner of the net.
      • 30 seconds later, it looked like the Seahawks had tied the contest once again, but a crease violation called against Isturiz’s would-be goal left Keiser down by one.
      • The Patriots would take advantage with three goals over the next two minutes to grow their lead to 17-13.
      • Lobbezoo’s seventh goal of the game would be the final score of the night as the Seahawks would fall 18-13.

      Game Notes

      • Keiser ends the season with an 11-8 overall record.
      • The Seahawks fall to 5-4 all-time at the NAIA National Tournament and 3-3 in the quarterfinals.
      • Foley led Keiser on offense with four goals and three assists.
      • Andrews, Cannon, and Passaro all tallied two goals in the game for KU.
      • Parker was credited with a team-best three caused turnovers.
      • Isturiz collected three groundballs to tie the single-season record at Keiser.
      • She also recorded a career-best eight draw controls in the contest.
      • Margaret Wroe and Cassidy Green split time in goal with Wroe getting the majority of the minutes and making eight saves.
      • Andrews closes out her career as the all-time leader at Keiser in points (241), goals (162), and free-position goals (57).

      Team Leaders
      No. 6 Keiser
      Points: Foley (7)
      Goals: Foley (4)
      Assists: Foley (3)
      Draw Controls: Isturiz (8)
      Ground Balls: Isturiz (3)
      Caused Turnovers: Parker (3)
      Saves: Wroe (8)

      No. 2 Cumberlands
      Points: Lobbezoo (9)
      Goals: Lobbezoo (7)
      Assists: Four Tied (2)
      Draw Controls: Rittman (8)
      Ground Balls: Rittman/Baker (4)
      Caused Turnovers: Two Tied (1)
      Saves: Bosah (15)

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