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Buccaneers Hold 2nd Half Advantage but Late Run Leads to Defeat in Alabama

March 9, 2016

Montgomery, AL -- The Beloit College Women's Lacrosse team held a three-goal, second-half advantage but a big run by Huntingdon College turned the game around in a 12-8 loss Wednesday.

After the Hawks opened the scoring Hannah Drexler evened it up at 1-apiece at 16:17.  Huntingdon scored the next two goals before the Bucs ran off three straight scores, including the last two inside the final minute of the half, to take a 4-3 lead at the break.  The run started with Drexler's second goal (Marie Bonine) at 10:51 and then a game-tying goal by Drexler with 41 seconds left.  Libby Storrick put Beloit on top as the clock hit 0:00 with a free position score.

Storrick made it 5-3 three-plus minutes into the second half before HC stopped the run.  Storrick and Drexler then scored back-to-back, at 22:21 and 21:16, to give Beloit a 7-4 advantage.  Huntingdon then went on an eight-goal run from the 20:27 mark to 1:38, taking a 12-7 lead late.  Storrick scored her fourth goal with 1:07 remaining but that was as close as the Bucs could get.

Storrick added a team-best three caused turnovers to her scores.  Celeste Jenkins made 12 saves in goal and had a team-high six ground balls.

Beloit is right back at it on Thursday when they travel to Birmingham to take on Birmingham Southern College in a 5:00 p.m. game to close their southern trip.