MISENHEIMER, N.C. - Laura Starkes posts the third most points in a single contest in program history, but the Converse Lacrosse team fell to Pfeiffer in a Conference Carolinas clash 15-13 on Saturday afternoon.
FINAL | Converse 13, Pfeiffer 15
LOCATION | Misenheimer, N.C.
RECORDS | Converse 3-5 (1-1), Pfeiffer 5-2 (3-0)
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
Laura Starkes posted 10 points in the contest with four goals and a career-high six assists. Starkes' point total is third most in program history, while six assists is second most in a single contest. With six assists, Starkes became the all-time assist leader with 47 career assists.
Myka Jones took the loss in net (2-1) stopping 11 of the 39 shots faced.
Pfeiffer controlled the draw controls with a 21-10 advantage.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Laura Starkes put the Valkyries on the board just 57 seconds into the contest with an unassisted goal. Starkes would then find Aubrie Lauderdale for the goal giving the Valkyries a 2-0 advantage early.
Converse came out of the second half strong jumping out to a 10-7 lead. Laura Starkes scored twice and assisted on Jessi Walter's goal with Aubrie Lauderdale scoring off the Brittni Jones assist for the lead.
Pfeiffer clawed back to within one, 10-9, but Brittni Jones scored to push the lead back to two.
Down the stretch, Pfeiffer would outscore Converse 6-2 to take the lead. Brittni Jones cut the deficit to 13-12 with 9:44 remaining but Pfeiffer added two goals to push the deficit to 15-12.
Laura Starkes scored an unassisted goal with 4:42 remaining for the final score of the contest.
Converse hosts Emmanuel on Saturday, March 18 for a Conference Carolinas clash at 3pm.