Women's Lacrosse

 

Bach Registers 100th Career Goal as Eagles Fall at Shenandoah, 14-6

WINCHESTER, Va. - After trailing by six goals at the break, the Bridgewater Eagles women's lacrosse team made an early second-half run at the host Hornets but it wasn't enough as the Eagles fell on the road at Shenandoah by a 14-6 tally.

Shenandoah netted the game's first four goals before senior Megan Bach registered a goal off of an assist from sophomore Peggy Russell to end the early Hornets run.

The goal for Bach was her 21st of the season giving her 100 in her stellar four-year career with the program. 

Following the Bach goal, Shenandoah scored back-to-back goals to own a 6-2 lead with 3:22 left in a low scoring first half.

Sophomore Katie Freeman stuck a shot past the keeper with 3:11 to play in the first, but the Hornets owned the remainder of the first half, tallying two more goals to take an 8-2 lead into the locker room.

In the first half, the Hornets owned a 20-9 advantage in shots, but the outstanding play of freshman Laura Reynolds kept the Eagles within striking distance as the Eagles' netminder stopped eight shots over the first 30 minutes.

Out of the halftime break, the Hornets scored the first goal before Bridgewater mounted a feverish run to cut the Hornets lead in half.

Sophomore Taylor Chamberlain stuck a shot past the keeper on a free position attempt to trim the lead to 9-3 before two more free position goals from the stick of Chamberlain brought the Eagles to within four at a 9-5 margin at the midway point of the half.

After the Chamberlain-led run, Shenandoah scored five of the last six goals, with Bach tallying the lone Bridgewater goal as the Eagles fell on the road by a 14-6 tally.

The game marked the final time that the Eagles mixed it up with the Hornets as a non-conference team. Shenandoah joins the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) next season as a full member.

Chamberlain's three-goal outing paced the way for Bridgewater as the sophomore tallied nine shots on the evening.

Reynolds was again superb in goal for the Eagles, turning away 11 shots on the evening.

The game was tense with the officials dealing out five yellow cards and one red card. Two of Shenandoah's goals came with a player down.

Liz Bereit paced the Hornets' attack with four goals on the evening, while a pair of others score three goals along the way.

Ashley Cross picked up the win for Shenandoah in goal, notching 13 saves.

Bridgewater is back in action on Monday when it hosts Hollins for the conference finale. Opening draw is set for 4 p.m.