2017-18 Women's Lacrosse
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Women's Lacrosse - Sat, Apr. 8, 2017

WILMORE, Ky. – Point University (7-9; 4-4 AAC) defeated Asbury University (5-8; 3-4 AAC), 7-6, in Saturday, April 8 Appalachian Athletic Conference intercollegiate women's lacrosse action in Wilmore, Ky.  Point used a late goal by midfielder Alexa Coronado (JR/Jacksonville, FL) with 3:27 remaining in the game to take a 7-6 lead enroute to a victory over the Eagles.  With the win, the Skyhawks have now won five consecutive games.


Asbury scored the first two goals of the game, the first coming less than a minute into the first half at 29:04 and the second coming at 22:14. 


Point responded with two unanswered goals of its own, the first from the stick of attacker Sable Hawkins (JR/Newnan, GA) at 15:10, and the second to tie the game at 2-2 came from midfielder Grace Beardsley (JR/Peachtree City, GA) at 15:00.


The Eagles added two more goals at 13:25 and 11:17 in the first half to retake a two-goal lead of 4-2, but the Skyhawks closed the gap and made it a one-goal game with a late goal in the first half by midfielder Kristen Owens (JR/Auburn, AL) at 2:15.


Beardsley's second goal of the contest at 25:45 in the second half tied the game at 4-4, but Asbury went ahead 5-4 on a goal a little over a minute later at 24:16.


Point attacker Cathy Slusher (JR/St. Augustine, FL) found the back of the net with a goal at 13:31 to tie it at 5-5, but the Eagles were able to recapture the lead once again by scoring a free-position goal at 7:27, giving them a one-goal lead, 6-5.


The Skyhawks put together a late rally, converting an Asbury turnover into a scoring situation, with Hawkins finding Coronado for a game-tying goal at 5:02.  Asbury won the draw control immediately following the Point goal, but goalie Abagail Smith (JR/Cumming, GA) made a save, leading to a successful clear for the Skyhawks. 


A penalty was called on an Asbury player with 4:00 remaining in the contest, giving Point a man-up opportunity and setting up Coronado to connect on her second goal of the contest with just 3:27 left in the game and putting the Skyhawks up by one goal, 7-6.


Point was able to hold the Eagles scoreless for the remainder of the game to complete the come-from-behind victory and to wrap up its conference schedule with a win, 7-6.


Point starting goalie Emma Gross (FR/St. Augustine, FL) played the entire first half and allowed four goals and made three saves, and second-half starting goalie Smith allowed two goals and saved six shots.  Asbury's starting goalkeeper Kellie Payne played the entire game and allowed seven goals and made 15 saves.


Coronado finished with two goals including the game winner and collected two ground balls, and Beardsley also added two goals and picked up one ground ball.  Hawkins contributed one goal and two assists, Slusher netted one goal and added one assist, and Owens tossed in one goal.


The Skyhawks scored seven goals, attempted 26 shots, picked up 22 ground balls, controlled nine draws, committed 30 turnovers, and committed 19 fouls.  The Eagles scored six goals, attempted 18 shots, scooped up 21 ground balls, controlled six draws, committed 31 turnovers, and committed 14 fouls.


NEXT GAME:  Coached by Bryan Stanley, the Skyhawks play their final regular-season game at Coker College in Hartsville, S.C., on Wednesday, April 12 at 5 p.m.