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Sewanee defeats Centre 19-13 in SAA women's lacrosse championship

The Centre women's lacrosse team came up just short in the first Southern Athletic Association championship game, falling 19-13 to Sewanee on Sunday in Sewanee, Tenn.

The Colonels' Sarah Mastey (Chattanooga, Tenn.) had a game-high six goals to go with two assists while teammate Meg Hawthorne (Cary, N.C.) contributed four goals. 

Centre found itself playing from behind most of the way after Sewanee broke a 1-1 tie with a run of four straight goals. With Mastey scoring four goals and Hawthorne three in the first half, the Colonels battled back to cut the deficit to two points on three separate occasions.

Sewanee led 9-7 at halftime after Mastey scored the last two goals of the first half, but it was as close as the Colonels would get. The Tigers scored the first four goals of the second half and outscored Centre 6-1 over the half's first 10 minutes. Sewanee would lead by at least four goals the rest of the way.

Also scoring for Centre were Katy Cremer (Hudson, Ohio) with two goals and Jacqueline Anderson (Louisville, Ky.) with one. Molly Arnold and Olivia Vietor led Sewanee with five goals each.

Centre took 35 shots to Sewanee's 30 and held a 19-15 edge in draw controls. Allison Eisner (Louisville, Ky.) made six saves in goal for Centre while Sewanee's Sammy Strasburger had 12 saves for Sewanee.

Centre wraps up its season at 10-7 while Sewanee improves to 13-6 with the victory.