RALEIGH, N.C. - In spite of a 5-2 run late in the second half, the Avenging Angels (4-6) dropped Thursday evening's non-league lacrosse match 14-9 with visiting Sweet Briar (6-3).
SBC's game-leading scorer Olivia Hurt reached the net on back-to-back goals in the opening minutes of tonight's chilly contest.
But the Vixens netted four more before the break to carry a 6-3 advantage into the locker room.
Sweet Briar maintained their momentum after the intermission and scored five goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half to extend their lead to eight.
Head Coach Lauren Scott whistled for a timeout to settle her team. The decision led to the draw control by captain Lottie Meadows and a quick score from Burnet.
Burnet controlled the next draw, but a Meredith turnover on a free position attempt gave control back to the Vixens. Reba Gagne completed the series to hold back the Avenging Angels.
A passionate and competitive MC lax team scored again on a fastbreak goal by Meadows, assisted by Lee from the draw control.
Eliza Evans continued the Meredith run netting consecutive goals. The Avenging Angels would score on two more occasions but would fall short of a Sweet Briar victory.
Burnet led MC with four points on three goals and one assist, adding four draw controls. Meadows posted a game-high six draws and netted two scores for Meredith. Stephanie Culbreth tallied seven saves in her debut in goal for the Avenging Angels.
SBC's Hurt led all with five goals, and combined with teammate Kelsey Barta for eight caused turnovers in the win. Caroline Baker earned the win with six saves for the Vixens.
Meredith hosts the Huntingdon Hawks in Saturday's non-conference action. The first draw is slated for Noon on March 23 at the Avenging Angel field.