FARMVILLE, Va. (March 30, 2013)—The William and Mary lacrosse team was edged at Longwood, 12-10, on Saturday afternoon.
Although the Tribe (3-7, 0-1 CAA) owned a 6-4 lead at halftime, the Lancers (7-4, 2-2 BSC) utilized a 5-0 run midway through the second half to earn the victory.
Junior Taelor Salmon led W&M with three goals, marking her fourth hat trick in the last five games, while senior Kyrstin Mackrides and junior Jenna Dougherty both totaled two goals apiece. Senior Katie Stillwell also came up big with three draw controls, two ground balls and two assists, while senior Caitlin Murphy provided two points (1g, 1a), three ground balls and two draw controls.
As a team, W&M owned a 19-15 advantage in ground balls and a 13-11 edge in draw controls.
Although Longwood got on the scoreboard first with a goal by Jamie Brentlinger just 1:08 into the contest, the Tribe responded with three unanswered scores to lead 3-1 with 18:48 showing. Murphy, Mackrides and sophomore Ellen Shaffrey all found the back of the cage during the run.
While the Lancers tied the score on two occasions midway through the half, consecutive goals by Mackrides and Salmon gave the Tribe a 6-4 lead at the intermission.
After trading a goal apiece during the opening minutes of the second stanza, Longwood pulled ahead with a 5-0 run during a 10-minute span midway through the half and led 10-7 following a goal by Brentlinger with 9:08 remaining.
W&M quickly narrowed the margin to just one, 10-9, less than a minute later with scores by Salmon and Dougherty. However, LU responded with two goals and W&M scored just once more as the Lancers held on for the victory.
Brentlinger led Longwood with six points (5g, 1a), while Lauren Prasnicki and Mary Barondess both registered two goals apiece.
The Tribe will return to action next weekend when it resumes conference play with home games against Drexel and Hofstra.