Meredith Lacrosse Grabs Ninth Straight Tournament Title

The Meredith lacrosse program captured its ninth consecutive USA South tournament title with an 11-10 nail-biting victory over Southern Virginia Saturday afternoon at the Meredith Track & Field Complex.  

This win secures the Avenging Angels a spot in the NCAA tournament. Their first-round game will be Saturday, May 13, in Salisbury, Md., against Washington & Jefferson College. 

Commencement Ceremony for Lacrosse Seniors

Meredith College will be hosting a commencement ceremony for lacrosse seniors on Wednesday, May 10 at 11:30 a.m. in the Johnson Hall Rotunda. The campus community is invited to celebrate with the team and the Department of Athletics.

USA South Tournament Final Recap

The first quarter was a defensive battle as each goalie, Southern Virginia’s Jessica Webb, and Meredith’s Madeline Horrell, held the teams to just one goal each. The second quarter saw the Avenging Angels offense come alive and assert its authority by out-scoring the Knights by six goals to take an 8-2 lead into halftime. 

Southern Virginia would answer back in the third quarter, scoring the first three goals before Meredith notched three straight of their own. The Avenging Angels would eventually take an 11-6 lead into the final quarter of play.

Southern Virginia would not go down without a fight as it scored all four goals in the fourth quarter, including climbing within one score with 3:30 remaining, but it would not be enough as Meredith held on for another tournament title.

Junior Jessica Dowdy led the way offensively for Meredith, notching four goals with one assist to go along with a game-high six draw controls. Tori Witmer added three goals while Frannie Rosone, Lauryn Turner, and Horrell added four ground balls each. For her efforts during the tournament, Meredith’s Dowdy was named the most valuable player as she totaled 11 goals, one assist, 21 draw controls, five draw controls, and four caused turnovers in three games played.

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