Keiser: #4 Women’s Lacrosse Takes Out #1 Benedictine in Thrilling Home Contest, 13-12!
Score: No. 4 Keiser 13, No. 1 Benedictine 12
Records: No. 4 Keiser (5-0), Benedictine (Kan.) (2-2)
Location: Multi-Purpose Field, West Palm Beach, Fla.
No. 4 Keiser women’s lacrosse held on late against the defending NAIA National Champions, Benedictine on the home field on Monday afternoon, 13-12.
Keiser 3, Benedictine (Kan.) 2
- Madison Andrews wasted no time securing the all-time program leader in goals scored with the 131st goal of her career.
- The Ravens countered with back-to-back goals to take the 2-1 lead with 9:41 on the clock.
- Capitalizing on a turnover, Abbey Cannon found Chloe Foley on the fast break who tied the game with 5:36 on the clock.
- Three minutes later Cannon found a wide-open Leanza Gibaud who scored her fifth of the season to put Keiser ahead going into the second.
Keiser 7, Benedictine (Kan.) 4
- Cannon grabbed her third assist of the game as Sydney Passaro finished a one-timer to put KU ahead 4-2.
- Foley finished her second of the game with 12:31 left in the game to give Keiser a three-goal lead.
- Benedictine brought it back within one at the 5:55 mark with consecutive goals to make it a 5-4 game.
- With just 49 seconds left, Andrews doubled her goal total with a free-position goal.
- Cannon scored her first of the game with 18 seconds remaining in the half to give Keiser a 7-4 advantage going into the break.
Keiser 11, Benedictine (Kan.) 9
- Talia Myers used two fake shots to make her move in front of the net and tally her first of the afternoon.
- Following a Ravens goal, Andrews notched her hat-trick to put Keiser ahead 9-5 with 10:52 left to play in the quarter.
- Kaylen Moore tallied her hat-trick goal with 9:55 left for the Ravens to bring the lead back within three.
- Hayley Frew scored her first of the game with just over nine minutes left in the third from a free-position chance.
- Myers followed it with her second of the game to put Keiser ahead 11-6 with 7:22 showing.
- Benedictine ended the quarter with three consecutive goals to cut the Keiser lead down to two heading into the final 15 minutes of play.
Keiser 13, Benedictine 12
- Kaylen Moore continued the run for the Ravens with her fifth of the afternoon to cut the lead to just one.
- With 11:45 left in the game, Andrews netted her fourth goal of the contest to give KU some insurance.
- Benedictine would not relent, scoring just two minutes later.
- Foley put home Cannon’s sixth assist of the game with 5:11 left to make it 13-11 in favor of the Seahawks.
- Benedictine followed with a goal at the 2:30 mark to bring the lead back down to one for Keiser.
- The Ravens would have a final shot of the game with four seconds left but a solid defensive effort forced the shot wide to secure the Keiser win.
- 134: Andrews is now the all-time program leader in career goals with 134 total.
- 18: Keiser secured the offensive possessions with an 18-11 lead in draw controls.
- 7/6: Cannon led the Seahawks with seven points on the day, six coming on assists.
- 7: Frew tallied seven draw controls to lead all players.
- 6: Myers led all field players with six groundballs in the game.
- 4: Andrews tallied a team-best four goals for Keiser to lead the way in the category.
- 3: Myers and Rebecca Gibson each recorded three caused turnovers in the game.
- 3/2: Cassidy Green earned her third win in net for Keiser making two saves in the context.
No. 4 Keiser
Points: Cannon (7)
Goals: Andrews (4)
Assists: Cannon (6)
Draw Controls: Frew (5)
Ground Balls: Myers (6)
Caused Turnovers: Myers/Gibson (3)
Saves: Green (2)
No. 1 Benedictine (Kan.)
Points: Moore (6)
Goals: Moore/Allen (5)
Assists: Moore (1)
Draw Controls: Moore (5)
Ground Balls: Stalletti (12)
Caused Turnovers: Three Tied (2)
Saves: Stalletti (16)
Keiser is back in action on Thursday with Tennessee Wesleyan at home before facing Siena Heights on Friday less than 24 hours later.
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