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NAIA: #1 Keiser Women Open with 18-4 Win Over Webber – Both Recaps

via both school’s press releases

#1 Women’s Lacrosse Dominates Webber in Season Opener, 18-4


Game Information
Score: No. 1 Keiser 18, Webber International 4
Records: No. 1 Keiser (1-0, 1-0 MSC), Webber International (0-3, 0-1 MSC)
Location: Webber Turf Field, Babson Park, Fla.

No. 1 Keiser University eased past Webber 18-4 in Babson Park, Florida to begin their 2022 campaign

First Quarter
Keiser 5, Webber Int’l 1

  • Not even a minute into the contest, Melanie Brown scored off a feed by Sydney Passaro.
  • Webber tied the game shortly after, but it was the last time the score would be even in the game.
  • Madison Andrews found her first goal of the season at the 10:27 mark to give KU the 2-1 lead.
  • Rachel McLaughlin scored her first goal as a Seahawk with 8:28 remaining in the quarter to push the Keiser lead to 3-1.
  • Following another Andrews goal, Talia Myers netted her first of the season to give the Seahawks a 5-1 lead going into the second quarter

Second Quarter
Keiser 11, Webber Int’l 3

  • The Warriors opened the second quarter with their second goal courtesy of Samantha Esher.
  • Hayley Frew then sparked a 5-0 Keiser run that saw Andrews, Myers, Frew herself, and Cameron Hanna all find the back of the net and open the Keiser lead to 10-2 with 2:54 to go in the half.
  • Following a Webber goal, Myers scored her hat trick goal as the clock expired in the first half with KU leading 11-3.
Third Quarter

Keiser 16, Webber Int’l 3

  • The third quarter belonged solely to the Seahawks as they went on another 5-0 run that lasted the length of the period.
  • It was Andrews that began the run with her fourth goal of the game to increase the lead to 12-3 just 33 seconds into the second half.
  • Myers and Brown followed with goals of their own to keep the run alive.
  • McLaughlin and Valeria Lomaglio both tallied goals before the end of the quarter to give Keiser a 16-3 lead heading into the fourth.
Fourth Quarter

Keiser 18, Webber Int’l 4

  • Andrews’ fifth goal of the contest opened a quiet fourth quarter of play.
  • After the final Warriors goal of the game, Frew found the back of the net with 8:18 remaining in the game.
  • The Seahawks defense held strong throughout the rest of the match allowing few opportunities for Webber.

KU Highlights

  • 2: Stacey Marcelin earned her second career win in net, making three saves
  • 3: Passaro dished out a team-best three assists in the contest
  • 4: Keiser played in their first four-quarter game in the history of the program
  • 5: Andrews led all scorers with five goals on the afternoon
  • 6: Myers tied with Andrews for a team-high six points on the day 
Coach's Corner

Head Coach Lauren Bennett said, “It was great to start off the 2022 season with a conference win against Webber. We have been working hard all preseason to implement some new offensive looks and concepts that we were able to see today. I was happy with how we picked up our energy and momentum and finished the game strong. I am looking forward to an exciting 2022 season and to hunt for another Mid South Conference Title and bid to the NAIA National Tournament..”

Team Leaders
No. 1 Keiser
Points: Andrews/Myers (6)
Goals: Andrews (5)
Assists: Passaro (3)
Draw Controls: Andrews (9)
Ground Balls: McLaughlin (4)
Caused Turnovers: McLaughlin (2)
Saves: Marcelin (3)

Webber International
Points: Esher (3)
Goals: Esher (3)
Assists: N/A
Draw Controls: Patterson (3)
Ground Balls: Troupe (5)
Caused Turnovers: Couch (2)
Saves: Davidson (6)

Up Next
Keiser will continue their road trip on Tuesday, February 22 at 12:00 p.m. in Laurinburg, N.C. when they face St. Andrews.


Warriors unable to keep up with No. 1 Keiser Seahawks

BABSON PARK, Fla. (February 14, 2022) – The Webber International University women’s lacrosse team played in its second game in just three days, both against top-5 opposition as they hosted the No. 1 Keiser University Seahawks, resulting in an 18-4 defeat for the Warriors.

The Warriors (0-3 overall, 0-2 MSC) were heavily outshot by the Seahawks (1-0, 1-0) in the game, 36-10. Webber struggled with its clears, only successfully clearing eight of its 18 attempted clears.

Keiser would score just 21 seconds into the game, taking an early 1-0 lead.Three minutes later, the Warriors would level the score with an unassisted goal from Kaitlyn Patterson. The Seahawks would score four times over the next six minutes to gain a 5-1 advantage heading into the second quarter. Five and a half minutes into the second quarter, Webber would score again, this time from Samantha Esher, making it 5-2. However, Keiser kept up the offensive pressure and scored five-straight goals in a span of five and a half minutes. Another goal from Esher with 28 seconds left in the half would make it 10-3 before a goal from the Seahawks with one second remaining would give them an 11-3 lead at the halftime break. The Warriors would be held scoreless in the third quarter as Keiser would continue to extend its lead by five, starting the fourth quarter with a 16-3 lead. The final goal from the Warriors would come just over three minutes into the fourth quarter as Esher would score her third goal, earning her first collegiate hat-trick.

Esher led the team with five total shots, followed closely behind by Patterson with four shots. Reyanna Troupe led the team with five ground balls followed by Jordyn Davidson with four and Patterson with three. Defensively, Courtnie Couch finished with two caused turnovers.

Davidson spent the majority of time in goal, collecting six saves while Hannah Register spent just over 17 minutes in goal and made two saves as well.

The Warriors now have a nine-day break before they host Ave Maria University in another Mid-South Conference matchup on Wednesday, February 24th, at 4 p.m.