MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Four goals by Carly Garrison, including the go-ahead goal with 16:16 remaining in the second half, allowed No. 14 Pfeiffer to knock off No. 2 Le Moyne 10-8 in nonconference women’s lacrosse action on Wednesday. The Lady Falcons improved their school-best start to a season at 6-0 after the program’s biggest victory on Wednesday. The Dolphins fell to 2-1 with the loss.
Brenna Bauer and Le Moyne struck first 7:41 into the first half before Kristina Anderson and Garrison hit back-to-back goals 46 seconds apart. After the Dolphins’ Victoria Nies and Bauer put the visitors back up one, Sarah Daly tied the contest at three with 7:50 remaining in the half.
Le Moyne got the upper hand back and carried a 5-4 lead into the half after Kaitlyn Armstrong and Kelly Condon found the back of the net during the final 6:38 while the Lady Falcons Gracie Herbert scored with 28 seconds left to give Pfeiffer a bit of momentum heading into the final 30 minutes.
Garrison scored the equalizer 7:26 into the second and Shannon Bonnel put the Lady Falcons up one at 6-5 three minutes later against the Dolphins, who again responded with another Condon goal at the 16:58 mark. From there, Pfeiffer bolted out on a 4-0 goal-scoring streak to find themselves up 10-6 with 6:56 to play. Garrison scored the first and fourth goals in that stretch, while Kristi Korn and Anderson had the others.
Le Moyne made things interesting late as Bauer struck again with 5:10 left in regulation while Condon made it a two-goal game with 58 seconds left. On the ensuing draw control, Bonnel came up big for the Lady Falcons, grabbing the draw as the Lady Falcons ran out the clock for a 10-8 victory.
Freshman keeper Cassidy Wilson made six saves for the Lady Falcons in net, which included four big saves in the second half. Garrison led all scorers with her four goals, while Bonnel and Miller each recorded two assists. Bonnel and Garrison each picked up a team-high three groundballs while Korn controlled four draws. Of Le Moyne’s 18 turnovers, 12 were caused by the Lady Falcon defense. Bauer and Condon led the Dolphins with three goals apiece.