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Anneliese Meyer
Anneliese Meyer scored a pair of goals for the Bears.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Falls to Newberry

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse team saw visiting Newberry score 6 of their 10 goals in the fourth quarter to defeat the Bears 10-5 inside Moretz Stadium. This was the Bears finally home game of the season as LR celebrated Senior Day before the game. Anneliese Meyer scored twice as Chole Christensen, Kirra Olson and Jolan Morey added goals for the Bears.

The teams traded goals in the first quarter as Newberry had a 3-2 lead after the first period. LR held Newberry without a goal in the second period as Christensen scored the lone goal in the period to tie it at three heading into halftime. Newberry returned the favor and keep the Bears off the scoreboard in the third quarter as the Wolves scored once to take a 4-3 lead into the 4th and final quarter. After Morey cut the lead to 5-4 with 12:14 left to go the Wolves scored five straight to ice the game. There was 12 cards in the game but only one goal scored with a man advantage. Christensen had five caused turnovers and three ground balls in the contest. Sally Friesen made 13 saves and crossed the 100 saves mark this season.

LR will finish the season with three road trips starting on Wednesday. After winning the first 11 games in this series, the Bears have dropped the last three to the Wolves. Christensen now has 45 caused turnovers in her career and that is 10th most in program history

The Bears are 3-9 overall, 2-6 in the South Atlantic Conference. LR will travel to Belmont Abbey on Wednesday for a 6pm start.