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Brownawell nets six goals in victory

Emily Brownawell (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Emily Brownawell (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel went on a 10-2 run to overcome a 4-3 deficit and take a seven-goal lead just 26 seconds into the second half, defeating Lynchburg 16-9 in non-conference women's lacrosse action on Monday.

Emily Brownawell (Sparks, Md./Oldsfield) led the Green Terror (3-1) with six goals and one assist, including five of her team's 10 during that decisive run.

Dorrie MacGregor scored three goals to lead the Hornets (0-4), who finished the game with a slight 30-28 advantage in shots.

Olivia Geiger (Ellicott City, Md./Marriotts Ridge) wasted no time opening the scoring, finding the back of the net on McDaniel's first shot of the game just 61 seconds into play.

The teams then traded goals – two at a time – over the next nearly 12 minutes to make it a 4-3 game.

With 13:46 to play in the opening half, Brownawell finished a quick pass from Annemarie Duerr (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) to tie the game and start the game-changing run.

Brownawell added two more goals over the next four minutes. She took a feed from Lindsey Farrell (Towson, Md./Loch Raven) for the first of three man-up goals then converted a free-position tally for a 6-4 lead with 9:48 to play.

Farrell streaked to the cage for a 7-4 lead just 14 seconds later.

Geiger connected on a free-position attempt a minute later and Mary Kate Clothier (Lumberton, N.J./Holy Cross Academy) capped a stretch of four goals in 1-minute, 47-seconds with her second of the day.

Alicia Sandoval broke up the run before MacGregor made it back-to-back Lynchburg tallies to close the margin to 9-6 with 4:37 to play in the first half.

Brownawell and Farrell finished solo runs just 28 seconds apart and Brownawell added a fifth with 1:35 showing for a 12-6 halftime lead.

Clothier rounded out her first collegiate hat trick, converting a pass that Brownawell flipped out from behind the cage for a 13-6 lead early in the second half.

The teams traded tallies over the remainder of the second half.

Farrell and Geiger also added three-goal outings while Farrell added two assists and five draw controls while Geiger chipped in five draw controls of her own.

Elizabeth Collyer (Rock Hall, Md./Kent County) made 11 saves, picked up four ground balls and added two caused turnovers.

The Green Terror returns to action at Albright on Thursday. Game time is 5 p.m.

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