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Merrisa Heraldson splits two defenders. Photo by Tommy Chasanoff.
Merrisa Heraldson splits two defenders. Photo by Tommy Chasanoff.
Women's Lacrosse - Thu, May 4, 2017

Avery Blackmon netted two free position shots and an unassisted goal, helping Georgetown College lacrosse claw back into Thursday's NAIA Invitational Championship quarterfinal game with Indiana Tech. The Warriors (15-4) jumped out to a quick 7-1 lead in less than seven minutes. However, GC (9-5) showed no quit as Merrisa Heraldson scored her second goal of the game. The No. 5 Tigers went on a 4-1 run at that point to back within three with just more than three minutes remaining.

However, Indiana Tech scored three more goals before the half to take a commanding 11-5 advantage. A 5-0 spurt out of the break made it a running clock and the Warriors never looked back. Blackmon scored three more times in a span of six minutes to bring the game back to clock stoppage, 17-8, but Tech added the final goal to finish off the rain soaked affair.

This is the third straight season GC finishes inside the Top 8 and just the third year of the program. GC graduates the first three original recruits – Heraldson, Amber Hunley and Brooklyn Fox. Heraldson's two goals Thursday gave her 200 points for her career. Hunley was always a constant presence and Fox dominate on defense. The Tigers also graduate a member of their second class, lock down defender Sam Dearing as well as transfer Shelby Campbell.

"The senior class has meant so much to the program and really is the foundation of this program," said GC coach Brandon Davis. "Add in the departures of Sam and Shelby, and next year's team will have a lot of shoes to fill leadership wise."
Blackmon will return as a junior, along with junior goalie Rachel Kidwell. The rookies are finding their roles and really came on late in the season as Georgetown recorded five straight wins to help punch a ticket to the national tournament.


 

 
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