2017-18 Women's Lacrosse
Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 AAC: 0-0
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Women's Lacrosse - Tue, Apr. 18, 2017

WEST POINT, Ga. – The Point University women's lacrosse team will compete in the Appalachian Athletic Conference championship tournament for the second consecutive season after finishing fifth in the conference during the regular season.  Led by head coach Bryan Stanley, the Skyhawks posted a 7-10 overall record and a 4-4 AAC record and will face number-four seed Reinhardt University (7-8; 6-2 AAC) in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament at University Stadium on the campus of tournament-host Reinhardt University in Waleska, Ga. on Thursday, April 20 at 3 p.m. eastern standard time.


Point's offense is led into its semifinal matchup by sophomore midfielder Dakota Overton (SO/Newnan, GA), junior attacker Sable Hawkins (JR/Newnan, GA), and junior attacker Cathy Slusher (JR/St. Augustine, FL) who have combined to record 78 points for the Skyhawks this season.  Overton leads the Skyhawks with 22 goals; Hawkins added 19 and Slusher had 18 goals.


Point's defense will look to be anchored by junior defender Deija Martin (JR/Duluth, GA), freshman defender A'Miracle Winters (FR/Carrolton, GA) and the goalkeeping tandem of Abagail Smith and Emma Gross (FR/St. Augustine, FL). Martin scooped up a team-high 49 ground balls this season, caused 15 turnovers and controlled 21 draws.  Winters collected 45 ground balls and led the Skyhawks with 25 caused turnovers and controlled 25 draws.  In 16 games played this season, Smith has allowed 108 goals and saved 96 opponent shots and in 13 games played, Gross allowed 60 goals and made 43 saves.


The Skyhawks lost their only game against Reinhardt earlier this season at home, 9-8, in overtime on March 1.  Point held an 8-5 lead over the Eagles with 16:03 remaining in the game, but Reinhardt finished regulation with three unanswered goals to force overtime and connected on a game-winning goal within the first 30 seconds of overtime to defeat Point.


If Point wins its quarterfinal game against Reinhardt then it will advance and face the number-one seed Tennessee Wesleyan University (11-4; 8-0 AAC) that secured a bye for the tournament's first round.  Point lost its regular-season matchup at Tennessee Wesleyan by a score of 10-7 on Feb. 25.


If Point makes it to the championship game, they will play the winner of the other semifinal contest between the University of the Cumberlands (11-5; 6-2 AAC) and Columbia College (9-6; 6-2 AAC) at University Stadium on the campus of tournament-host Reinhardt University on Saturday, April 22 at 3 p.m. eastern standard time.


Point lost at the University of the Cumberlands 12-5 during the regular season and lost at home to Columbia College at home on March 15, 11-0.