Women's Lacrosse Drops to Jacksonville in NLC Quarterfinals
DAVIDSON, N.C. – The Howard lacrosse team ended their season in the quarterfinals of the National Lacrosse Conference Tournament on Friday at Richardson Stadium at the hands of the Jacksonville Dolphins. Senior Desiree Cox and freshman Courtland Lackey led the Bison with three goals a piece in the 22-7 loss.
Lackey got Howard (4-12) on the board quickly with 28:55 on the clock, responding to JU's Morgan Derner who scored in the opening seconds of the match. Jacksonville (13-4) went on to take a 13-0 run in the first half before Cox and Chastity Dailey recorded late goals. Lackey was the only member of the Bison to record an assist, giving her four points in the game to lead Howard.
Howard's leading scorers – Lackey and Cox – each dispersed two goals in the second half helping the Lady Bison to hold their NLC opponents 7-4 after halftime. Goalkeeper Amber Meeks recorded 15 saves in the match while Dolphin's Elizabeth Gatch recorded four.
Overall HU was outshot 46-15 and Jacksonville maintained the draw control advantage 21-10. Cox was credited with four draw controls on behalf of HU. The Lady Bison were narrowly edged in groundballs 28-19. Leading the Bison in groundballs was Sydney Satchell with five. Five members of the Lady Bison recorded a caused turnover.
The loss marked the second time the Lady Bison dropped to the Dolphins this season. For more updates on the Howard lacrosse team during the offseason, visit www.howard-bison.com.