YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — The Lee women's lacrosse team wrapped up the 2019 season Wednesday, with a 21-5 loss at Young Harris College. Freshman Shayna Ryan capped off her first year with the Lady …
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — The Lee women's lacrosse team wrapped up the 2019 season Wednesday, with a 21-5 loss at Young Harris College.
Freshman Shayna Ryan capped off her first year with the Lady Flames in style, with four goals and one assist. Ryan finished the season first on the team in assists (14) and third in goals (25) and points (39). Emma Hill added the other goal for Lee and was second on the team with 32 goals and 41 points.
"Shayna found some seams in the defense late in the game and was able to dodge her defender and make some nice plays for us offensively," said first-year head coach Derrel Martin.
The Mountain Lions opened up a 13-1 halftime advantage and started the match on a 10-0 run over the first 22 minutes. Taylor Greenberg and Haley Bartlett led the way for Young Harris with four goals each. Mary Deatrick, Anna Luckie and Erika Cross gave the home team five players with hat tricks as they scored three goals respectively.
"Young Harris outmatched us on draw controls 17-9 which made us have to work harder for possession opportunities. We usually do better on draws but YHC has several strong midfielders which made it tougher. We matched them on ground balls for the game 15 to 15 which is an improvement for us," said Martin. "It was a hot day and we are still short on midfielders but our team put out their usual hustle and helped us get some of those ground balls. YHC does a good job of running a pick offense from up top and this led to some easy shots for them."
Abby Sanders finished off her career with nine saves in net for the Lady Flames. Rachel Robb was credited with the victory for the Mountain Lions and registered 12 saves.
Kaylyn Dillon led the Lady Flames with four draw controls and four groundballs. Each team had 15 groundballs but the Mountain Lions held a commanding 17-9 advantage in draw controls and 30-17 edge in shots on goal.
The loss ended the Lady Flames' season at 4-12, and 1-7 in the GSC. Young Harris moved to 9-6 overall and remains in a first place tie with Alabama Huntsville at 6-1 in the GSC.
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