RALEIGH, N.C. - The Meredith College lacrosse team held off the Greensboro Pride to capture their fifth USA South victory this spring. Captain Lottie Meadows tallied four goals in four attempts to lead the Avenging Angels.
The Pride notched the first goal, but Katie Burnet forced a Greensboro turnover in the next series to put the ball back in Meredith's control. Rookie Molly Miller gathered a pass from Burnet and tied the game at 24:06.
The match's leading scorer Kirstin Norris of Greensboro added her second goal of the game on a free position shot to push the Pride ahead. The Pride added another point just 1:36 later to keep the visitors out front.
Led by Meadows, the Avenging Angels added three goals during the next 10 minutes to take a 4-3 lead over the Pride.
Greensboro countered with three of their own to edge past the Avenging Angels 6-4 with 3:14 remaining in the period.
GC controlled the next draw, but Burnet forced a turnover to give the ball back to the Angels with 1:32 left on the clock.
An attempt by Danielle Lee passed wide, and Miller recovered the miss. A GC foul allowed Meredith the opportunity to set up a play, and Burnet found Miller for a score to send the Angels into the break down by just one.
Meadows and Norris scored two goals apiece after the break, to leave the Pride with a one-point advantage with 18:26 left on the clock.
Burnet and Lee netted a pair of free position attempts, and the Burnet-Miller duo added a third point to give the Avenging Angels their largest lead thus far.
Meredith controlled the next draw but quickly turned control back over to the Pride's Norris for her fifth goal on the day.
The Avenging Angels regrouped and controlled the next offensive series just long enough for Lee to net an unassisted goal. Raven Winters followed two minutes later with a goal from Miller to extend the Meredith lead to three with just under 10 minutes remaining in regulation.
The Pride would score two more before the Avenging Angels held the ball for good to secure the win.
Burnet and Lee netted two goals apiece and combined for nine groundballs, and Miller posted three goals and as many assists in the win.
Norris tallied a game-high six goals, and teammate Ashlynn Parks notched seven groundballs for the Pride.
Meredith travels to Ferrum Sunday for a Noon contest. Follow the game live courtesy of the Ferrum sports information team.