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.
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.
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.