Pirate Lacrosse drops close contest to Kennesaw State

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Published: Mar. 1, 2018 at 8:21 PM EST
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GREENVILLE, N.C. --- Kennesaw State outscored ECU 9-4 in the final 25 minutes to post a 17-14 win at Johnson Stadium on Wednesday. The Pirates led 7-6 at halftime and were up 10-8 with 24:59 to play before the Owls surged ahead with four unanswered goals and led the remainder of the game.

RECORDS

ECU: 1-5, Kennesaw State: 1-3

GAME FACTS

Freshman Ally Stanton scored a season-high six goals on eight shots.

Sophomore Emma Bowman scored three goals on five shot attempts.

Freshman Casey Sullivan found the back of net twice on four shot attempts.

Kennesaw State’s Siena Gore led the Owls with six goals.

The Owls won 17 draw controls and the Pirates claimed 16 draw controls.

KSU was successful on 6-of-7 free position shots and the Pirates converted on 2-of-4 free position shot attempts.

HOW IT HAPPENED

ECU jumped out a 2-0 in the first seven minutes behind goals from Liz Blumthal and Sullivan.

KSU then scored four straight to take a 4-2 with less than 19 minutes remaining in the first half.

The Pirates followed with four consecutive goals Lilly Avazis, Stanton, Bowman and Megan Pallozzi for a 6-4 lead.

ECU led 7-6 at halftime and built a 10-8 lead behind three consecutive goals from Stanton.

The Owls scored four straight goals to retake the lead and held a two-goal advantage with 24:59 remaining.

The Pirates cut their deficit to one at 13-12 on a goal by Mackell Schultes with 13:02 to play.

KSU outscored ECU 4-1 over the next 7:07 to take a 17-14 lead with 5:55 left in regulation.

Bowman added the final goal with 3:57 to play.

NEXT UP

The Pirates will embark on a three-game road swing through Pennsylvania beginning Sunday, March 4, in Easton against Lafayette.