Laurinburg, NC - The Hollins lacrosse team traveled to North Carolina to face the Knights of St. Andrews on the Tuesday of Spring Break. It was the second of consecutive road games for a Hollins squad that opened the season with four straight at home.
Thanks in part to a 10-5 advantage in the draw circle, St. Andrews was able to dictate much of the play in the opening half. The Knights would score the afternoon's first goal less than 1:30 into the game and over the first 10 minutes of play, the Knights would score a total of five times. Hollins would answer at the mid-way point of the first half when Madi Szurley tallied an unassisted goal, her fourth of the season. However, the home team would use ball control and 21 Hollins turnovers to mount a 14-1 halftime lead.
Defense from both sides was on full display during the second 30 minutes and Hollins did a much butter job of taking care of the ball. The Green and Gold forced nine, second half, turnovers and kept the Knights offense from getting the clean scoring opportunities that they saw in the first half. Three more scores from St. Andrews made the final score 17-1.
The Szurley goal tied the first-year for the team lead for the season. Carsen Helms picked up five ground balls while Valerie Heflin secured four draw controls. In net, keeper Delaney Waller registered nine saves for the visitors.
Tameria Richmond led all scorers with five goals, three of which came in the games first 10 minutes of play. Taylor Shem-Crowley added four scores with Allie Aycock handing out four assists. Mia Ortiz went the distance in gaol and recorded a pair of saves.
Hollins will have a week to prepare for their 2018 home finale when they play host to Linfield on Tuesday afternoon.