RALEIGH, N.C. - Thursday night's non-conference women's lacrosse pairing versus visiting Plymouth State University left Meredith with a hard-fought 15-9 loss. Katie Burnet led the Avenging Angels with four goals, three draw controls and four caused turnovers.
The Panthers set the tone early with a 5-0 lead at 18:46.
Meredith recovered the ball on a PSU misstep a minute later, and Molly Miller fed Burnet a pass for her 48th goal on the season.
Plymouth grabbed the draw control but fumbled the ball to give Raven Winters a look at the net. Panther goalie Lorin Field deflected the attempt and PSU added a sixth point to their total down at the other end of the field.
But a pair of quick back-to-back scores for the Avenging Angels gave life to the Meredith offense with 12:34 remaining in the half.
The visitors outscored Meredith 4-2 through the rest of the period sending the Panthers into the break with a 10-5 lead.
After the intermission a pair of unforced turnovers by PSU gave Winters another chance at the goal, and she would not miss this time.
Plymouth State recovered quickly and countered 24 seconds later to maintain a five-point spread.
Meredith scored three of the next four goals, pulling the Avenging Angels to within three with 7:25 remaining in regulation. But MC Lax would finish the rest of the game scoreless as the Panthers finished off the win.
Miller posted three assists and as many groundballs, and rookie goalkeeper Anna Adcock tallied six saves in her first loss of the season.
PSU's Caroline Vonachen led all with a game-high five goals, and Amy MacDonald added four goals with a trio of assists in the win. Field notched 10 saves in her second win on the year.
The Avenging Angels host the Greensboro Pride Saturday in a 1 p.m. USA South event before heading to Ferrum Sunday.