NEWBERRY, S.C. – The Converse College lacrosse team (0-1) opened the 2019 season with a nail-biting 10-8 loss to Newberry (1-0) on Wednesday evening. The Valkyries took a 6-5 lead into the half, but was outscored 5-2 in the second half to suffer the defeat.
The initial seven minutes of the contest was a stalemate as neither team could find the back of the net. However, Newberry scored two goals in less than a minute to take the early 2-0 lead with 23:23 remaining in the opening half. Murray came right back with her first score of the season in the 21st minute, but the Wolves extended back out to a two-goal lead three minutes later.
After trading the next pair of goals, Converse used a 4-0 run, capped off by a Samsi unassisted goal, to take its first lead at 6-4 with 3:24 to go before halftime. Newberry trimmed the deficit to a single point after adding a score just before the intermission.
The second half was a back-and-forth affair as the two teams exchanged the first four goals. However, with the score at 8-7 in favor of the Vals, Newberry ripped off three unanswered goals to escape with the 10-8 win.
Converse will be back in action on Saturday, February 16, traveling to take on the Hawks of Chowan University. That contest is scheduled to begin at noon.