Webber Women: Warriors fall in close game to #9 Georgetown

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via Webber press release

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BABSON PARK, Fla. (March 12, 2022) – The Webber International University women’s lacrosse team matched up against a nationally-ranked opponent for the third time this season, this time in the form of No. 9 Georgetown College on Saturday afternoon. The Warriors were within four during the third quarter but the Tigers were able to hold off any comeback attempt for the 13-8 victory.

The Warriors (5-5 overall) put pressure on the Georgetown (6-3) goalie with 33 shots compared to the 22 of the Tigers. Georgetown would have the edge in draw controls winning 13 of 24.

The Tigers would have a strong start to the game, scoring the first three goals and jumping out to an early 3-0 lead in the first quarter. Natalie Bartek would get the Warriors on the board with two and a half minutes left in the quarter on a free position shot, making it 3-1. The Warriors would then score the first goal of the second quarter via an unassisted goal from Samantha Esher to bring Webber within one. However, Georgetown would then score four goals over the next 11 minutes to extend their lead to 7-2. Kaitlyn Patterson would pull one back for the Warriors just before halftime to reduce the deficit to four goals.

Georgetown would score twice in the first minute and a half of the third quarter to extend its lead to six goals at 9-3. The Warriors would then score two goals roughly one minute apart, first from Esher and then from Courtnie Couch to pull back within four. However, the Tigers would score three-straight over the remaining 11 minutes of the third quarter to take a 12-5 lead heading into the final quarter of play. The Warriors would score three-straight goals in the fourth quarter to pull back within four yet again, but it would be too little too late as the Tigers would add one more to seal the 13-8 victory.

Offensively, the Warriors were led by Esher who scored three goals for her sixth hat-trick of the season. She was followed by Patterson and Couch with two goals each and Bartek with one. Patterson also added a game-high six draw controls. Raven Kearse led the Warriors with four ground balls while Alexia AllenNicky GreeneJordyn Davidson and Patterson all added two each. Davidson also spent all 60 minutes in goal for the Warriors while making seven saves.

Next up, the Warriors will travel to Naples, Florida to take on Anderson University in a neutral game on Tuesday, March 15, at 5:30 p.m. The team will then return home to face yet another nationally-ranked opponent in No. 2 University of the Cumberlands on Saturday, March 19, at 3:30 p.m.