WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The Ave Maria University women’s lacrosse team jumped out to an early lead in its Mid-South Championship Quarterfinal match vs. Georgetown (Ky.) before falling by a 14-9 margin on Thursday night in Williamsburg, Ky.
The Gyrenes led 4-3 with 7:14 remaining in the opening half – on a score by junior Emma Davis – her third goal in the initial 22:26 of the contest.
That would be the last time AMU would hold the lead however, as Georgetown went on to score the next five goals and open an 8-4 advantage at the break. Maddie Brock recorded four of the Tigers’ eight first-half scores and would finish with a team-leading six in the contest, along with an assist.
AMU (2-6) would battle back with three unanswered goals to open the second half with sophomore Emma Baughman starting the flurry with 23:09 remaining. Davis followed with her fourth tally 29 ticks later and Jeanine Sullivan knocked in her second score at 15:24 to trim the deficit to 8-7.
Georgetown registered the next two goals – in a span of 20 seconds – to reclaim a 10-7 edge.
Senior Alexa Keeler got the Gyrenes within two goals at 10-8 with a blast at 9:10. Georgetown followed with four straight goals to thwart the AMU rally.
Davis finished with five goals to pace AMU in defeat. For the contest, the teams finished deadlocked in shot attempts at 26-26. The Gyrenes recorded 28 ground balls and forced Georgetown into 26 turnovers.