March 23, 2013

Women's Lacrosse Stays Hot With 11-4 Win at Piedmont

The Pride women's lacrosse team (3-8 overall, 3-1 USA South) picked up its third win in four games with an 11-4 road victory over Piedmont (9-1 overall, 3-1 USA South) on Saturday.  In the process, Greensboro knocked the Lions from the ranks of the unbeaten, while moving into a tie for second in the USA South.

The Pride took control from the start, scoring the first three goals of the game.  Brittany Ziobro found net at the 23:18 mark and dished out an assist to Kayla Gonzalez just over two minutes later.  Micaela Sandoval finished the opening spurt with an unassisted goal with 18:01 left in the first.

Piedmont reached the baord with 15:34 on the clock, but Greensboro scored three of the final four goals to take a 6-2 lead into the break.  Nadya Fedun, Alexa Besch, and Kirstin Norris put the final first half tallies on the board.

The Pride continued the momentum in the second, with Sandoval, Fedun and Kendra Allbritton each adding to the lead.  The teams traded goals the rest of the way, with Gonzalez and Besch helping to secure the victory.

Greensboro outshot Piedmont 25-18, with an 18-11 advantage in shots on goal.  The Pride forced 17 turnovers, won 14 of the 17 draw controls and picked up 15 ground balls compared to 14 for the Lions.  

Fedun, Gonzalez and Besch each tied for a game high two goals.  Ziobro finished with a game high two assists.  Kaleigh Hemstock was victorious in goal with seven saves.

Next up for Greensboro is a road date at LaGrange on Sunday, beginning at 1 PM.