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Chloe Christensen
Chloe Christensen had two goals for the Bears.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Blasts Past Tusculum

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Team celebrated Senior Day with a 17-5 thumping of Tusculum on a wet and chilly Saturday afternoon at Moretz Stadium. Prior to the game, Lenoir-Rhyne honored Teanna Sieben, Kiley Yurchak, Suzy Smith, Hannah Shuren and Cambrie Cochran and then scored the first 10 goals of the game to dominate the Pioneers.

LR came out of the gates firing and scored seven first quarter goals to take a 7-0 lead. Kirra Olson and Jolan Morey each scored twice in the quarter as LR jumped out in a hurry on the visitors. The lead swelled to 10-0 in the second quarter with a pair of Chloe Christensen tallies and another from Alexa Burghardt.

However, Tusculum answered with three straight goals to make it 10-3 with 13:53 left in the third quarter. LR closed out the third quarter on a 4-0 scoring spurt with senios Shuren and Olson scoring in the stretch.

Cochran tallied her fifth goal of the season in the fourth quarter. Kaitlyn Cavanaugh led LR with seven points on three goals and four assists. Christensen and Olson each netted three goals while Christensen notched four draw controls.

Teanna Sieben played all 60 minutes in goal and made 12 saves.

Shuren netted her 100th career goal with her first score today. Shuren scored 92 goals at Coker before transferring in as a grad student this year and netted her eighth goal of the season. Sieben moved within six saves of breaking the career record for most stops which is held by Ines Flueck.

The five goals allowed are the lowest of the season by LR and the least since holding Montevallo to five on March 12, 2022. LR scored 17 goals on just 24 total shots and 21 shots on goal.

The Bears improve to 6-8 overall, 5-2 in the South Atlantic Conference. Lenoir-Rhyne will return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Anderson to take on the Trojans at 4 p.m.