Winthrop University

Eagles dominate Presbyterian 20-2

The Winthrop lacrosse team turned in dominant performances on both ends of the field Wednesday afternoon, downing the Presbyterian Blue Hose 20-2.

The two goals scored by Presbyterian is the fewest ever allowed by a Winthrop squad.

Winthrop remains unbeaten in conference at 3-0 and moved to 12-2 overall. The Blue Hose fell to 0-4 in the Big South and to 2-10 on the season.

Shannon Gallagher and Danielle Ellis each tallied four goals while Ellis also added an assist. Logan McCarthy led the team with six points on two goals and four assists. Alexis Linhardt added three goals while Katie Clark, Krista Frowein and Allie Yeager each netted two.

Katherine Judge led the Eagles with six draw controls and also picked up three ground balls. Gallagher led Winthrop with five ground balls and four caused turnovers. Alaina Girani allowed only one goal while making six saves and Jesse Filyaw-Hiu recorded three saves while allowing one goal in the final 10 minutes of the contest.

The Eagles started strong offensively, going up 5-0 in the opening 10 minutes of the half. Yeager netted two, and McCarthy, Ellis and Alexis Linhardt each added one.

Winthrop’s scoring then cooled off until 6:18 remaining in the half when Frowein tallied her only goal of the half and the Eagles scored the last three with the other two coming from Gallagher and Kienan Linhardt. Presbyterian scored their only goal of the half with 16:15 on the clock as the Eagles took an 8-1 lead into the break.

The Eagles again came out strong to start the second half, scoring three times in the first 2:01 to send the game into a running clock and Winthrop netted six goals in the opening 10 minutes of the period. Winthrop scored 11 goals in the second half before Presbyterian netted their only tally with 4:57 left. Ellis capped off the game with a goal with only two seconds remaining.

Winthrop fired off 40 shots while the Eagle defense limited the Blue Hose to only 14 shots and 11 on goal. Winthrop dominated on the draw and on ground balls, winning 16-7 and 29-17 respectively.

The Eagles will remain at home for a 1 p.m. contest on Saturday against the Longwood Lancers.

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