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Anneleise Meyer
Anneleise Meyer had a pair of goals for the Bears despite the setback.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Falls in Overtime

For the third straight time between these programs, the Bears and Railsplitters went into overtime and for the third straight time Lincoln Memorial came away with the way as the visitors came back from a three-goal halftime deficit to defeat the Lenoir-Rhyne women’s lacrosse team, 10-9. Anneleise Meyer had three goals including the goal to tie it up late in the 4th quarter while Kirra Olson and Jolan Morey each added two goals.

LR jumped out with the first two goals of the game before the Railsplitters scored three in a row but Meyer’s second goal of the quarter tied it at three apiece. The Bears opened their biggest lead since the first game of the season as LR scored four straight goals to open the second period including two man-up goals from Olson. LMU got a goal right before half as LR took a 7-4 lead into the break.

The Bears got the first goal of the second half but LMU held the Bears off the scoreboard and then scored four straight goals to tie it at eight heading into the final period. The fourth quarter was all defense as each team only scored once as Meyer’s goal with 5:33 left tied it up.

However just 67 seconds into the overtime, LMU got the game winner as the Bears losing streak hit seven in a row. Sally Friesen made eight saves in goal for the Bears.

LMU’s only two wins in Hickory have come in overtime including the 2022 SAC Quarterfinals game. That game was a triple overtime contest that the Railsplitters won. In addition, that game is still the longest game in Bears history.

Chloe Christensen had five draw controls and two caused turnovers. Makenna Filley had three ground balls and three caused turnovers for LR.

The Bears drop to 1-7 overall, 0-5 in the South Atlantic Conference. Emory & Henry will head to Hickory for a 4:00 PM game on Wednesday.