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Lacrosse players across the bluegrass and the country are feeling the loss of Savannah Walker. The 20-year-old University of Louisville student-athlete, captain of the Cardinals club lacrosse team, fell victim in a senseless act of violence this past weekend. Georgetown College Tigers stand with Walker's family and many are counted among her friends, mourning the passing of such a vibrant, kind, passionate young woman well before her time.
The Tigers will use their Friday match against rival Savannah College of Art and Design – Savannah as a way to continue this undertaking. The game between two Top 5 teams will feature players wearing yellow ribbons in honor of both pancreatic cancer awareness and gun violence. Ribbons will also be available to fans. Those in attendance are also encouraged to donate as they feel led to Deborah Walker Scholarship Fund.
Georgetown College lacrosse took a spring break trip to face conference foe Ave Maria University and NCAA Division II Slippery Rock this past week. The No. 4 Tigers (4-3) handed AMU a narrow 12-11 loss and nearly rallied against Slippery Rock in a 16-10 setback.
One steady in both games was the play of goalie Rachel Kidwell. The sophomore from Cincinnati, Ohio had back-to-back games of 13 saves with a .521 save percentage. For her efforts she was NAIA Defender of the Week as well as Independent Defender of the Week. Both are first for her.
Lawrence Technological University started strong – scoring eight unanswered goals in 15-plus minutes Friday against Georgetown College women's lacrosse. It was a tough road from there for the No. 3 Tigers (1-2) in Michigan. GC scored two goals in the first half and trailed by 11 at the break. The came out stronger in the second half, but fell 19-8 on the road.
Merrisa Heraldson led with four goals on seven shots. Avery Blackmon added two goals and an assists. Amber Hunley had a goal as did Beth Haynes.
Georgetown College women's lacrosse played tight with NCAA Division II Roberts Wesleyan College. The Tigers dominated early and had a furious rally late, narrowly falling 15-12 to the Redhawks.
The No. 3 Tigers (1-1) were led by Merrisa Heraldson's six goals and three assists. The senior scored four of the first seven goals for Georgetown as the home team took a 7-5 lead late in the first half. Avery Blackmon had three goals and three assists, while Amber Hunley had three goals and one assist.
RWC finished the first half with five unanswered goals. The Redhawks added three more to start the second half for an 8-0 run that spanned just more than 18 minutes.
Merrisa Heraldson took 10 shots Saturday in Georgetown College women's lacrosse season opener at Tennessee Wesleyan University. The senior netted seven of those, leading the No. 3 Tigers (1-0) over the Bulldogs 20-8.
The home team had three leads in a tight first half, but the Tigers roared late with three goals inside the final five minutes. They opened with two more unanswered goals for a 9-5 lead. TWU closed the gap, but never lead again.
The Bulldogs had three straight goals and for just more than three minutes it was a 9-8 GC game. The Tigers responded with 11 unanswered goals, three of which came from Beth Haynes, in the final 21 minutes.
|(5) Georgetown at||6:00pm|
|(8) University of the Cumberlands||EST|
|(RV) Reinhardt University at||4:00pm|
|(1) SCAD Savannah at||17|
|(RV) Ottawa University at||Cncl|
|(4) Georgetown vs||10|
|NCAA Division II|
|Ave Maria University||11|