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Lady Hawks defeat Tenn. Wesleyan behind four Armstrong goals

Lady Hawks defeat Tenn. Wesleyan behind four Armstrong goals


By James Vallone

ATHENS, Tenn. -- The Lady Hawks got up early and held on late to pick up the 13-9 road win at Tennessee Wesleyan.

The Lady Hawks took an 8-1 lead into the intermission, helped by a goal from Rachel Skinner after 1:36, and followed by three consecutive goals from Avery Armstrong.

Bethany Fevella, Aiste Pranciliauskaite, Shelby Beverly, and Katie Ott all found the back of the net while Shorter (6-2) built the advantage in the first half.

Tennessee Wesleyan recorded the first goal of the second half behind the effort of Rachel Matlock.

Pranciliauskaite, Armstrong, and Beverly scored three goals within 1:12 to run the lead to 11-2.

The Lady Hawks took advantage of the large lead to rest some of the players and to empty the bench. Tennessee Wesleyan scored seven goals late in the game after the score had already been put out of reach.

Armstrong topped all scorers with four goals and now has 12 scores in the last two games, while a trio of Lady Hawks – Pranciliauskaite, Beverly, and Skinner – scored a pair of goals apiece.

Taylor Moody made a pair of saves while facing six shots on goal before yielding way to Nicole Kube. Kube played the final 12:00 in goal while making a pair of saves when facing seven shots.

The Lady Hawks went 5-for-6 on clear attempts, while winning 15 of the 21 draw control attempts.  Shorter kept the pressure on the Lady Bulldogs defense with 42 shots and causing 27 turnovers.

The Lady Hawks are on the road twice this week – March 16 at Mount Olive and March 17 at Chowan – while not returning home again until April 9 for Senior Day against Young Harris.

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