Lacrosse Rolls to Second Consecutive Victory
SWEET BRIAR, Va. --- Vixen Lacrosse grabbed the lead seconds into the game and never looked back as Sweet Briar College rolled past University of Dallas (Irving, Tex.) for a 19-6 win on Sunday afternoon at Babcock Field. Olivia Hurt (Charlottesville, Va./The Covenant School) paced SBC with six goals and one assist.
In first half action, senior attack Sam Schwartz (McMurray, Pa./Peters Township) scored four goals while first-years Taylor Klos (Manson, Ohio/Manson) and Charlotte Davis (Alexandria, Va./The Field School) each netted a goal. Sophomore midfielder Kelsey Barta Seattle, Wash./Ballard) rounded out the opening frame scoring with the first of her game's two goals.
In her Vixen Lacrosse debut, Torrey Schwartz (McMurray, Pa./Peters Township) added a goal after intermission and sophomore Allison Hassard (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley) converted a Jessie Edington (Alexandria, Va./ Bishop Ireton) pass to add to her season goal total (3). Edington scored her season's first goal in the second half. Barta capped all scoring, finding the back of the cage with 2:17 remaining in the contest.
University of Dallas senior Mary Salotto (Salt Lake City, UT / Skyline) led the Crusaders with five goals. Salotto scored in the ninth minute of play to pull within one. The midfielder scored all University of Dallas first half goals, including a score during a player-up situation, but the visitors were not able to generate momentum.
The one-sided affair saw nine Vixen players score and two keepers split time between the pipes. Caroline Baker (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy) made eights stops on 11 shots faced in the first half. Rookie net minder Katie Torretti (Lemon Grove, Calif. /Bishops School) played the entire final frame allowing only three goals.
Third-year assistant coach Carolyn Burton, who primarily works with goalkeepers and defense, commented that, "the team is working really hard. They are putting in the effort and it is beginning to show in the way that they are playing."
With the win, Head Lacrosse Coach Eboni Preston and her squad improve to 2-0 on the season. Sweet Briar continues the six-game home stand on Friday, March 1. With the new month conference play begins as Randolph-Macon College visits Babcock Field for a 4 p.m. Old Dominion Athletics Conference contest.