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Keiser: Women’s Lacrosse Marks History With Program’s First Win!

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via press release – photo via Keiser web site   Game Information Score: Keiser 11, Asbury 10 Records: Keiser (1-9), Asbury (3-7) Location: Wilmore, Ky. Keiser Highlights
  • The Seahawks outscored the Eagles by the total of 11-10, capitalizing on the team’s first win in program history during the inaugural season.
  • Dakota Zdun led the scoring for Keiser, tallying four goals in the contest to lead the Seahawks in points as well with four.
  • Maria Johnson finished the contest with a hat trick as well, capping off the three-goal performance with the game-winning goal with 1:36 remaining in the contest.
  • Mary Reich notched the win in goal for Keiser, recording 15 saves in the victory.
Turning Point Johnson’s goal with 1:36 left on the clock was the difference maker in Friday’s 11-10 victory over Asbury. After clawing back from a three-goal deficit, the Seahawks hung in with the Eagles, trading blows with the host squad. Johnson provided Keiser with its fourth lead of the half, this time for good, on her third goal of the contest. How it Happened
  • Asbury struck first with 18:31 left in the first half when Hadley Slucher recorded her first goal of the game to give the Eagles the 1-0 advantage.
  • Keiser scored three unanswered goals to claim the 3-1 advantage as Zdun, Frankie Parshall and Johnson tallied one goal apiece to give Keiser the two-goal lead with 9:28 in the half.
  • The Eagles stormed back, scoring five consecutive goals to take the 6-3 lead at the break.
  • Zdun wasted no time in the second half, scoring her second goal of the game to pull the Seahawks to within 6-4.
  • Parshall and Amanda Hartman jumped on board the comeback train, scoring consecutive goals to tie the contest at six apiece with 16:27 left to play.
  • Asbury and Keiser traded the next four goals, knotting the contest at 8-8 as Hartman and Johnson tallied both of the Seahawks’ goals during the stretch.
  • Zdun delivered her hat trick with 6:03 left on the clock, giving the Seahawks their second lead of the half and third overall.
  • Slucher tied the contest at 9-9 with 5:04 remaining, setting up for the dramatic down-to-the-wire finish.
  • With 3:48 to play, Zdun found the back of the net for her fourth goal, providing Keiser with the 10-9 lead over the host squad.
  • Ashley Byrd would not let Asbury go away quietly, scoring the equalizer with 3:01 remaining in the game.
  • As overtime loomed in the distance, Johnson ripped the go-ahead goal into the back of the net with 1:36 remaining to lift Keiser to the 11-10 victory.
Coach’s Corner “Today’s match was a true testament of how far our team has grown over the past nine game,” stated head coach Lauren Bennett. “We have been on the edge of success multiple times throughout the season and today we put together all of the pieces and got the win. I am extremely proud of every one of the girls and of how hard we worked today. It was a true team win from start to finish.” Team Leaders Keiser Points: Zdun (4) Goals: Zdun (4) Assists: N/A Draw Controls: Parshall/Johnson (2) Ground Balls: Sedar (6) Caused Turnovers: Sedar (1) Saves: Reich (15) Asbury Points: Byrd/Slucher (3) Goals: Three tied with…(2) Assists: Five tied with…(1) Draw Controls: Garmany/Raker (4) Ground Balls: Cobb (4) Caused Turnovers: Myhand (2) Saves: Payne (4) UP NEXT Keiser will be back in action on Sunday when the Seahawks take on Lindenwood-Belleville in Belleville, Ill., at 3 p.m.