SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The Converse Lacrosse team found their groove in the second half posting 11 goals on their way to an 18-12 victory over the visiting Nyack Warriors on a rainy Tuesday evening.
FINAL | Converse 18, Nyack 12
LOCATION | Spartanburg, S.C. (Fulp Field)
RECORDS | Converse 3-4, Nyack 0-3
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
The nation's leading goal scorer, Laura Starkes, continued her scoring spree netting five goals while contributing a career-high four assists. Starkes posted the fourth most points in a single contest with nine. The Whitby, Ontario native is up to 32 goals on the season.
Elizabeth Gabriele and Brittni Jones tallied four goals each. Aubrie Lauderdale and Jessi Walters added two apiece. Lauderdale matched Laura Starkes with a career-high four assists. Gabriele notched two assists.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Converse got off to a slow start in the contest facing a 4-1 deficit just 11 minutes into the contest. Elizabeth Gabriele scored off a pass from Laura Starkes to put the Valkyries on the board at the 21:55 mark.
A (wo)man-up goal by Aubrie Lauderdale on a free position shot cut the deficit in half, 4-2. Nyack would add another tally to the board before Laura Starkes scored an unassisted goal with 11:06 remaining in the half.
Elizabeth Gabriele scored off a pass from Aubrie Lauderdale with 53 seconds remaining in the half. Lauderdale would then find the back of the net off a pass from Laura Starkes 24 seconds later to head into the break trailing 8-7.
Converse saw their first lead of the contest after back-to-back goals to start the half. Laura Starkes scored unassisted followed by Brittni Jones scoring on a free position gave the Valkyries the 9-8 lead less than three minutes into the half.
Converse would concede three goals to end the contest.
Converse will travel to Misenhiemer, N.C. to face Pfeiffer in a Conference Carolinas match-up on Saturday, March 11 at 12pm.