GREENEVILLE, TENN. - The Converse Lacrosse team dropped a non-conference contest against Tusculum on Thursday evening on the road 19-13.
FINAL | Converse 13, Tusculum 19
LOCATION | Greeneville, Tenn.
RECORDS | Converse 0-3, Tusculum 2-0
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
Laura Starkes recorded her third straight hat-trick to open the season. Starkes added six goals to her tally on the season tying her single-game career-high.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Converse started off the contest scoring back-to-back goals by Laura Starkes to open up a 2-0 lead on the Pioneers. Starkes scored 1:56 into the match off the pass from Aubrie Lauderdale. Starkes scored thirty seconds later off the pass from Elizabeth Gabriele.
Tusculum countered with three goals to regain the lead 3-2. Brittni Jones ended the Pioneer rally with a free position goal.
Kailtin Milde tied things at four on a free position goal midway through the half. Laura Starkes netted her third hat-trick of the season at the 13:35 mark of the half to give the Valkyries a 5-4 advantage.
Tusculum scored two unanswered goals to take a 6-5 lead before Brittni Jones scored for the tie.
Tusculum led 7-6 heading into the halftime break.
Coming out of the half, Tusculum used a seven goal stretch to take a commanding 14-6 lead midway through the half.
The Valkyries travel to face Montreat in a non-conference contest on the road. The contest is Wednesday February 22 at 3pm.