Converse Lacrosse Routs Barton, 17-4

Converse Lacrosse Routs Barton, 17-4

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The Converse Lacrosse team cruised to a 17-4 rout of Conference Carolinas foe Barton on Saturday afternoon.

THE BASICS

FINAL | Converse 17, Barton 4

LOCATION | Spartanburg, S.C. (Fulp Field)

RECORDS | Converse 4-9 (2-5), Barton 1-9 (0-8)

INSIDE THE BOXSCORE

Elizabeth Gabriele posted a career day with 10 points.  Gabriele netted six goals and four assists.  Laura Starkes chipped in with five goals and two assists.

Maria Knott scored a hat-trick with three goals.  Aubrie Lauderdale, Brittni Jones, and Kasey Halodik scored one goal each.  Jones tallied three assists with Halodik recording two and Lauderdale with one assist.

Kasey Halodik scooped up seven groundballs and caused six turnovers.

Myka Jones picked up the win in cage with seven saves.

HOW IT HAPPENED

1st Half:

Laura Starkes put the first tally on the board for Converse just 59 seconds into the match off the dish from Elizabeth Gabriele.

Barton would tie things up at one on a free position goal.  Elizabeth Gabriele gave the Valkyries the lead off the assist from Ashlei Alston to give Converse the 2-1 lead for good.  Laura Starkes received a pass from Kasey Halodik before Barton drew closer at 3-2.

Elizabeth Gabriele and Laura Starkes gave Converse an 8-2 advantage after Gabriele netted three goals and Starkes with two during the spurt.

Brittni Jones found the back of the net for her first goal of the contest off a pass from Kasey Halodik.  Brittni Jones assisted Aubrie Lauderdale to give Converse a 10-2 advantage.

Barton scored an unassisted goal to stop the Converse run.  Maria Knott scored on a free position shot to send Converse into the break up 11-3.

2nd Half:

Kasey Halodik gave the Valkyries a ten goal advantage at the 24:30 mark of the half.

Elizabeth Gabriele, Laura Starkes and Maria Knott found the back of the net twice in the half as the Valkyries cruised to the finish.

UP NEXT

Converse will host nationally-ranked Limestone on Tuesday, April 11.  Opening draw is at 6pm.