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Teanna Sieben
Teanna Sieben now holds the career record for saves at Lenoir-Rhyne with 611 career saves.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Edges Out Anderson

In the first all-time meeting between Lenoir-Rhyne and Anderson in women’s lacrosse, Teanna Sieben broke the career record for saves in a narrow 15-14 win on Wednesday afternoon on the road. Sieben moves past Ines Flueck with her 611 saves for her career.

The Bears got a four-goal effort from Chloe Christensen who added five draw controls. Alexa Burghardt added three goals for the Bears and Kaitlyn Cavanaugh had two goals to go with her five assists.

Ellie Campbell, Kirra Olson and Jolan Morey all added two goals each. Sieben entered the game needing just six saves to break Flueck’s all-time record and now has cemented herself at the top of the saves list with 611. Flueck notched 606 in her career.

Isabelle Dunnam had four ground balls and two caused turnovers for LR and Cavanaugh added three ground balls and three draw controls. LR led 7-3 after Christensen’s third goal of the first half at the 12:08 mark of the second quarter.

Anderson cut it to 8-6 but Christensen and Olson went back-to-back to make it 10-6. To open the second half, LR scored a pair to make it 12-7. However, the Trojans would storm back with a 4-0 run to make it a one-goal game.

The teams would trade the next six goals as the lead never got to more than two but Anderson could never draw even. Gwen Ontiveros scored for AU with 1:13 to play to make it 15-14 but Sieben’s save in the final seconds sealed the win for LR.

The Bears have now won back-to-back games heading into a crucial matchup with Limestone. LR is in sole possession of fourth place in the league standings with a 6-2 mark and play Newberry and Limestone to close out the regular season who are tied for second in the SAC.

Anderson added women’s lacrosse and is enjoying a successful first season with eight victories. LR improves to 41-28 all-time in the month of April.

The Bears are 7-8 overall, 6-2 in the South Atlantic Conference. Lenoir-Rhyne will return to action on Saturday when they host Limestone in their home finale at 4 p.m.