SEWANEE, Tenn. -- The Meredith College lacrosse Angels opened a three-match spring break series Monday with a 17-7 victory over the host Sewanee Tigers in non-conference action. Junior Carlee Joseph recorded a breakout game on the season with seven goals, and Julie Capretti tallied four to lead the Avenging Angels.
The MC Lax crew had their way offensively notching 44 shots compared to just 13 from the Tigers. Joseph led the attack with a career-high 15, including 10 on goal. Holly Hite recorded nine shots to score one goal, but she led the game with a career-high nine draw controls to keep the ball in the hands of the Angels.
Meredith opened the match with back-to-back goals, but Sewanee kept up with the Angels through the next 15 minutes trailing by just two at 6-4. Molly Miller helped MC Lax close out the period assisting on three consecutive goals to give the Avenging Angels a comfortable 9-4 lead heading into the break.
Much of the second stanza was managed by the Angels, including a pair of 4-0 scoring runs over Sewanee. Joseph scored five of her seven goals in the half, three of which came in the final seven minutes of regulation.
Miller finished with five assists, adding two goals, and Alyssa Codispoti picked up three groundballs with four caused turnovers. Maria Codispoti netted the opening goal, adding an assist on the next Meredith score, and Sarah Arbes grabbed four draw controls with a pair of assists.
Sewanee's Meredith Sackett and Sydney Bledock combined for five-of-seven Tiger goals scored.
Haley Whitfield tallied seven saves in goal for the Angels, and Brianna Young earned the loss for Sewanee with 11 saves in 43:48 played.
Meredith remains in Tennessee to meet the Albion Britons on Sewanee's neutral turf Wednesday afternoon before heading to Georgia Thursday.