NAIA: #2 Keiser Women Breeze Past Webber 25-3 – Both School’s Recaps

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via Keiser press release


No. 2 Women’s Lacrosse Topples Webber, 25-3


Game Information

Score: No. 2 Keiser 25, Webber Int’l 3
Records: No. 3 Keiser (7-0, 3-0), Webber Int’l (0-3, 0-3)
Location: Warrior Turf Field, Babson Park, Fla.

The No. 2 women’s lacrosse team cruised to their seventh straight win with a 25-3 victory over Mid-South Conference foe Webber International Thursday evening.

With the victory, the Seahawks have now matched the 2018 squad for the best start in program history.

In the win, Madison Andrews set a new single game program record with seven assists. Also, Madalyn Huber and Melanie Brown surpassed 100 points for their careers.

First Half

Keiser 13, Webber 1

  • Keiser struck first on a free position goal from Sydney Passaro at the 26:42 mark.
  • Passaro bumped the Seahawks advantage to 4-0 following goals from Cat Raymond and Talia Myers, forcing a Webber timeout as 22:34 showed on the clock.
  • The Seahawks netted three more scores over the next 4:30 of play to increase their lead to 7-0.
  • During the surge, Passaro completed her first hat-trick of the season.
  • Webber put a halt to the run with their first goal of the day on a man-up opportunity as they cut the KU lead to 7-1 at the 17:01 mark.
  • Keiser responded with six consecutive goals by six different Seahawks to close out the half with a 13-1 advantage.


Second Half

Keiser 25, Webber 3

  • Out of the break, the Seahawks’ offense didn’t skip a beat as they quickly upped their lead to 15-1 in the opening five minutes.
  • Keiser netted four more goals before an own goal by Layla Benaissa stopped the bleeding momentarily for the Warriors as KU led 19-2 at the 14:34 mark.
  • Rebecca Gibson paced the run with her first two goals of the season.
  • Bridget Reddington and Amanda Antles registered the next two goals to push KU’s lead to 21-2 as 9:32 remained in the contest.
  • Webber answered with their third goal of the afternoon to trim the deficit to 21-3 as 9:01 showed on the clock.
  • The Seahawks netted the final four goals of the contest to topple Webber, 25-3.


KU Highlights

  • 2: Six different players recorded at least two goals for KU.
  • 3: Three different Seahawks caused three turnovers in the win.
  • 4: Brown and Andrews scooped up a game-best four ground balls each.
  • 5: Passaro netted a season-high and game-high five goals.
  • 7: Andrews set a new program record with seven assists.
  • 8: Along with her seven assists, Andrews totaled one goal to finish with a game-best eight points..
  • 15: The Seahawks dished out 15 assists in the contest, matching the program’s single game record.
  • 25: Keiser tied the program’s single game record for goals with 25 in the win.
  • 35: The Seahawks outshot Webber 39-4 on the day.
  • 40: Keiser set a new single game program record for points with 40.
  • 100: Brown and Huber both surpassed 100 career points in the victory.


Team Leaders

No. 3 Keiser
Points: Andrews (8)
Goals: Passaro (5)
Assists: Andrews (7)
Draw Controls: Huber (5)
Ground Balls: Brown/Andrews (4)
Caused Turnovers: Three Tied (3)
Saves: Covell (1)

Points: Patterson/Dennis (1)
Goals: Patterson/Dennis (1)
Assists: None
Draw Controls: Patterson (5)
Ground Balls: Three Tied (3)
Caused Turnovers: Casula (2)
Saves: Bartek (9)


Up Next

Keiser at Ave Maria on Monday, March 22, at 6:00 p.m. on Gyrene Field in Ave Maria, Fla.




via Webber Intl press release


Women’s lacrosse falls at home against No. 2 Keiser

BABSON PARK, Fla. (March 18, 2021) – The Webber International University women’s lacrosse team returned to action for the first time in nearly a month, but fell at home against the No. 2 nationally-ranked team in all of the NAIA, Keiser University, by a final score of 25-3.

It was the first game since February 20 for Webber (0-3 overall, 0-3 Mid-South Conference), was the Warriors’ second of three straight home games, and was their second game against Keiser (7-0, 3-0) in their first three games of their inaugural season.

Webber trailed 3-0 less than five minutes into the game, 5-0 less than 10 minutes in and 7-0 12 minutes in before Kaitlyn Patterson scored for the Warriors to make it 7-1 with 17 minutes on the clock in the first half.

With nine minutes left in the game, Megan Dennis won the draw control and went downfield to score in only five seconds to make it 21-3.

Webber did finish with a season-high 19 groundballs and had five caused turnovers and 11 draw controls. Patterson had five of those draw controls and added three groundballs.

Making her debut in goal during the first half was Natalie Bartek, who ultimately finished with nine saves in 43 minutes.

The Warriors are now halfway through their inaugural schedule, but still have two games against nationally-recognized Ave Maria University followed by the regular-season finale at No. 7 Life University still to go. In fact, each of Webber’s six games in its inaugural campaign will be against either nationally-ranked teams or teams receiving votes in the NAIA Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Poll.

Next up in exactly one week will be Webber’s 2021 home finale as the Warriors host the Gyrenes of Ave Maria at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 25. Ave Maria is the top team in the receiving votes category in the latest edition of the national poll.