DEMOREST, Ga. - The Adrian College women's lacrosse team scored five goals in the first half as Piedmont pulled ahead 20-5 for the win. Alex Branum scored two goals to lead the Bulldogs in the losing effort.
Final Score: Piedmont 20, Adrian 5
Location: Demorest, Georgia (Walker Athletic Complex)
Records: Piedmont (4-2), Adrian (0-3)
HOW IT HAPPENED
First Half: Piedmont 11, Adrian 5
• Emily Smith scored gave Adrian a 1-0 lead just 30 seconds into the first half.
• Piedmont scored two goals to tie the game at 3 apiece.
• Mariesa Johnson scored with 19:24 left before the half to give Adrian its last lead of the game, 4-3.
• The Lions scored seven straight goals to take a 10-4 lead with just 3:35 remaining in the half.
• Alex Branum scored her second goal with 1:44 remaining to bring the score to 10-5.
Second Half: Piedmont 20, Adrian 5
• The Lions would finish the game scoring nine goals in the second half while holding Adrian to zero goals in the second to finish out the game.
• Smith, Nuler, and Johnson each scored a goal in the contest.
• Gabriella Storin led the Bulldogs in ground balls (4) and caused turnovers (2).
• Nuler had a team-high three draw controls and hauled in two ground balls.
• Caitlin O'Brien (5,1), Kayla Jones (4,4), Jenna Smith (3,3), and Rowan Bumpass (3,1) led the Lions in scoring.
• Julianna Surgent had a game-high five ground balls and five caused turnovers.
• O'Brien also had five caused turnovers.
• Smith had a game-high five draw controls.
• Adrian will play on the road a week from Saturday on March 11 against North Central (Ill.). The game is scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m.