2017-18 Women's Lacrosse
Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 AAC: 0-0
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Erskine College
Women's Lacrosse - Sat, Mar. 18, 2017

WEST POINT, Ga. – Point University (3-9) defeated Erskine College  (1-7), 15-10, in Saturday, March 18 intercollegiate women's lacrosse action at River Bowl Stadium in West Point, Ga.  During halftime of the game, Point's lone senior, midfielder Hannah Hutto (SR/Evans, GA), was honored by the players, coaches, and spectators for her three years of commitment and service to Point's women's lacrosse team.


Point scored the first three goals of the game, the first two by attacker Alexandra Millican (Jacksonville, FL) at 28:27 and 25:31, and the third from the stick of attacker Sable Hawkins (JR/Newnan, GA) at 24:49.

After two consecutive Erskine goals at 19:31 and 13:04 chipped away at the Skyhawk's lead, Hutto connected on a goal at 12:12 to give Point a two-goal advantage, 4-2.  The Fighting Fleet came within one goal of Point with a score at 10:44, but the Skyhawks responded with three unanswered goals to increase their lead.  The first goal was from attacker Cathy Slusher (JR/St. Augustine, FL) at 6:27, and the next two Point goals were thrown in by midfielder Kristen Owens (JR/Auburn, AL) at 6:10 and at 4:53.

Erskine would score one more goal in the first half at 4:22, but the Skyhawks held a three-goal lead at halftime, 7-4.

Point used five unanswered goals within the first 10 minutes of the second half to gain an eight goal advantage with 20:27 remaining in the contest, but the Fighting Fleet threatened by scoring back-to-back goals at 18:25 and 18:04 to narrow Point's lead to six goals with 18:04 left in the game, 12-6.  Point midfielder Dakota Overton (SO/Newnan, GA) calmed the threat by scoring two straight goals at 17:46 and 15:53, and the Skyhawks went on to secure their third win of the season, 15-10.

Point starting and winning goalie Emma Gross (FR/St. Augustine, FL) played the entire first half and allowed four goals and made seven saves, and second-half starting goalie Abagail Smith (JR/Cumming, GA) allowed six goals and saved seven shots.  The Fighting Fleet's starting and losing goalkeeper Sara Castro played the first 46:41 and allowed 15 goals and saved four shots.  Goalkeeper Gabi Coward relieved Castro in the second half and allowed no goals and made no saves in 13:19.

Hawkins led all scorers in the game with four goals on six shots and also added one ground ball and one draw control.  Slusher threw in three goals and grabbed two ground balls, and Overton, Owens, and Millican each tossed in two goals.  Hutto and attacker Grace Beardsley (JR/Peachtree City, GA) each contributed one goal, and defender A'Miracle Winters (FR/Carrolton, GA) scooped up a team-high five ground balls for the Skyhawks and caused two turnovers.

Attacker Erin Landry scored a team-high three goals, and attacker Amanda Epstein, attacker Maddie Drawdy, and midfielder Raven Smith each added two goals.

The Skyhawks scored 15 goals, attempted 27 shots, picked up 28 ground balls, controlled eight draws, committed 20 turnovers, and committed 23 fouls.  The Fighting Fleet scored 10 goals, attempted 28 shots, scooped up 23 ground balls, controlled 14 draws, committed 18 turnovers, and committed nine fouls.

NEXT GAME:  Coached by Bryan Stanley, the Skyhawks travel to play an Appalachian Athletic Conference game at St. Andrews University on Thursday, March 23, at 12 p.m., in Laurinburg, N.C.