SPARTANBURG, S.C. - In the final home Converse Lacrosse match of the 2017 campaign, the Valkyries ran out of time against Lees-McRae in a 12-11 Conference Carolinas loss.
FINAL | Converse 11, Lees-McRae 12
LOCATION | Spartanburg, S.C. (Fulp Field)
RECORDS | Converse 5-12 (3-7), Lees-McRae 5-9 (3-7)
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
HOW IT HAPPENED
Lees-McRae jumped on the scoreboard just 26 seconds into the contest to take a 1-0 lead.
Aubrie Lauderdale scored on an unassisted goal for the early 3-1 advantage.
LMC would go on a four goal spurt to regain the lead at 5-3.
Brittni Jones halted the rally with a free position goal midway through the half. LMC would push their advantage back to two, 6-4.
Laura Starkes scored on an isolation play with 10 minutes to play for the final goal of the half. The Bobcats led 6-5 at the break.
Elizabeth Gabriele found the equalizer just 50 seconds into the second half to knot things at 6-all on a free position goal.
The Bobcats would take control of the contest scoring five straight goals to lead 11-6 with 24 minutes left.
LMC responded with a goal to push things back out to 12-7.
Laura Starkes tried to spark a comeback for the Valkyries scoring an unassisted goal with 8:20 remaining in regulation.
Converse was unable to gain possession of the draw control as time expired.
Laura Starkes finishes her career with 159 points, 106 goals, and 53 assists. Her points and assists totals are tops in program history and goals is tied for second most.
Elizabeth Gabriele finished her career with 101 points, 78 goals and 23 assists.
The Valkyries finish the season with a 5-12 overall record and a 3-7 record in the Conference Carolinas. With the loss Lees-McRae won the tiebreaker for the sixth and final seed for the tournament.