April 19, 2012
For Immediate Release
Rome, Ga. – The top-seeded Indiana Tech women’s lacrosse team scored 16 first half goals on the way to a 22-11 victory over eighth-seeded Missouri Baptist University in Thursday’s National Women’s Lacrosse League Tournament quarterfinals.
The win improves Tech to 13-4 overall and advances the Warriors on to Friday’s semifinal matchup against Shorter University at 4:30 p.m.
The Warriors wasted little time as junior Nicole Johnson (Osceola, IN/Penn) gave Tech the lead just 22 seconds into the game. Sophomore Autumn McMillin (Britton, MI/Tecumseh) tacked on another goal nine seconds later as part of a 9-1 Warrior scoring run to begin the game.
With 8:27 to go in the opening half, Missouri Baptist narrowed the deficit to seven, 12-5, but Tech scored four unanswered goals to end the period and take a 16-5 lead into the break.
In the second half, the Warriors picked up right where they left off scoring three straight times and would cruise to the 22-11 win.
Johnson and McMillin led the attack for the Warriors with five goals apiece and combined for five assists. Junior Nikki Rottell (Plymouth, MI/Plymouth) followed with four goals and grabbed five groundballs. Fellow junior Ashley Elvey (Holland, OH/St. Ursula) had a great game in goal for the Warriors making eight saves.
Justine Host, Vanessa Kretzler, Lauren Murray, and Danielle Pfyl all scored two goals each to lead Missouri Baptist.
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