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Gerber’s 6G/4A Lead Webber Women to 15-14 Win over Montreat

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Warriors Snuff out Comeback Bid from Cavaliers on Opening Day

Montreat, NC – The Webber International Women’s Lacrosse team opened its 2024 season against the Montreat Cavaliers Thursday evening. After a close match the entire night, the Warriors snuffed out a comeback attempt by the Cavaliers and won on opening night 15-14. 

Bryce Gerber scored the first goal of the season, on a man down opportunity for the Warriors. Shortly after, a cause turnover by Michaela Haas set up Makayla Senter to score and make it 2-0 Webber. Montreat was able to answer back with a goal of their own, but Reliza Ann Fitzpatrick was able to erase that soon after. Starting goalie Jordyn Davidson picked up her first save, before Montreat and Webber traded quick goals, as Kaitlyn Patterson got on the board for the first time this season, making it 4-2. Maria Horrell got a goal during a man up opportunity, but Montreat would respond accordingly with 14 seconds left in the quarter to make it 5-3 going into the second quarter. 

Patterson found the back of the net again at the start of the second quarter off an assist from Gerber. Montreat would go on a four-goal run, taking their first lead of the game at 7-6. Patterson scored again to end the drought for the Warriors, tying the game with an assist from Gerber. After multiple Warriors were denied at the net, Ayame Macedo found pay dirt near the end of the quarter to give Webber the lead and head into half time with the score 8-7. 

A draw control win from Patterson set up another goal for Gerber as Webber jumped on the attack immediately out of the half. Montreat scored soon after to drop the deficit back to one, but Gerber would waste no time adding the point right back, thanks to a free position goal. The Cavaliers and Gerber would go back and forth one more time in the third quarter, as another free position goal from Gerber erased a goal from Montreat. The score was 11-9 in favor of Webber heading into the fourth quarter.  

Gerber scored her third straight free position goal of the game to give Webber a three-goal lead. Another goal from the Cavaliers dropped the lead back down to two. Davidson had another save, and got the offense humming, as her clear helped set up Michaela Haas for the first of her two goals. A quick goal from Montreat was once again negated by Hass as her second goal of the night kept Webber ahead by three, 14-11. Montreat responded with two goals of their own to make it 14-13. Gerber ended her night with her sixth goal of the game, giving Webber the final tally they needed to take down the Cavaliers 15-14. 

Gerber led the team with 10 points, as she racked up six goals and four assists, she also caused three turnovers throughout the game. Patterson was the next highest with three points, all on goals. Defensively, Macedo led the team with six ground balls, while Asiah Dewberry had five. Davidson ended her night in the goal with five saves. 

The Warriors will be back in action on Saturday, February 17th when they head to Georgetown, Kentucky to take on the Georgetown College Tigers. 

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