via Ave Maria press release WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. --- The Ave Maria women's lacrosse team took on fourth-ranked Keiser for a second-consecutive time on Saturday afternoon. After a high-scoring game in their previous meeting, Keiser won more of a defensive game today, 14-6. Georgia Miller started the scoring for this afternoon's contest with a goal 4:28 into the game. Keiser responded 12 seconds later and then again a minute later to take a 2-1 lead. Millet netted her second goal of the game at the 20:12 mark to tie the game at two. Keiser scored five of the next seven goals with a Miller goal at 12:40 mark and a Aiyanah Simms goal with 1:54 to play in the first half. Keiser added a goal with 16 seconds to play in the half to take a 8-4 lead into the break. T
via Ave Maria press release BOX SCORE AVE MARIA, Fla. --- The Ave Maria women's lacrosse team scored a season best 16 goals on Wednesday afternoon but it wasn't enough to defeat fourth-ranked Keiser. AMU fell to the Seahawks 25-16. Keiser scored the game's first three goals before AMU netted three of the next four to pull within one, 4-3. Georgia Miller scored the first two for Ave Maria followed by Aiyanah Simms at the 24:08 mark. A Karina Shaffrey goal 10 minutes in broke up another three goal spurt by the Seahawks to make it 7-4. KU scored five of the next seven to take a 12-6 lead late in the first. Both AMU goals in that span came from Simms. The Blue and Green pulled to within four, 12-8, with 5:51 to play in the opening half after goals by Simms an
via Ave Maria press release BOX SCORE AVE MARIA, Fla. --- Trailing by two at the half, Ave Maria was shut out in the second half, eventually falling to the second-ranked Cumberlands Patriots 21-8. AMU drops to 1-7 on the season. Cumberlands jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the opening half before an Aiyanah Simms goal made it 3-1. Less then 30 seconds later, Katelyn Sherman scored a man-up goal to cut the deficit to one. After a UC goal, Sherman scored two more goals to level the game at four. At the 10:25 mark, Stephanie Hilker scored to tie the game at five. A two goal spurt by the Patriots was ended by Alexis Smich with 7:43 to play in the half. Cumberlands scored three of the final five goals in the first half to take a 10-8 edge into halftime
via Ave Maria press release AVE MARIA, Fla. --- The Lady Gyrene lacrosse team gave eighth-ranked Georgetown all they could handle Wednesday afternoon, falling to the Tigers 11-10 in overtime. Georgetown scored the winning goal 30 seconds into the overtime period. Georgetown scored the game's first goal nearly 13 minutes into the game. Georgie Miller netted the first goal for AMU a few minutes later to even the game at one. After a Tiger goal, Katelyn Sherman found the back of the net to even the game. The Tigers added a goal with 5:50 to play in the first half to take a 3-2 lead into the half and scored to start the second to increase their lead to 4-2. Ave Maria responded to the two straight goals by Georgetown with two goals of their own by Aiyanah Simms a
via Ave Maria press release AVE MARIA, Fla. --- The Ave Maria women's lacrosse team began a busy three-game week this afternoon, a 20-9 loss to fourth-ranked Indiana Tech. AMU hosts #6 Georgetown on Wednesday and then #3 Cumberlands (Ky.) on Friday to conclude the week. Indiana Tech took a 9-3 lead in the first half. The Warriors scored the games first goals at the two and three minute marks. A pair of quick goals by Alexis Smich and Katelyn Sherman tied the game at two a few minutes later. After two Indiana Tech goals, Aiyanah Simms scored to make it a one-run deficit for AMU, 4-3. The Warriors scored the games next six goals, five to close the half, to take a 10-3 lead. A three-goal spurt by Ave Maria closed the gap to four, 10-6. The AMU goals were by Smi
via Ave Maria web site AVE MARIA, Fla.- The Ave Maria University lacrosse team fell in their opening game of the 2018 season, losing 21-8 to NCAA Division II UC-Colorado Springs at Gyrene Field. The visiting Mountain Lions, who were also playing their first game of the season, were powered by a nearly 12-minute stretch where they outscored Ave Maria 14-1. UC-Colorado Springs jumped out to a 3-0 lead early in the game, getting goals in the first 12 minutes from Melissa Reeves, Kiera Lowe, and Brianna Martinez. Ave Maria responded with four of the next five goals, tying the game at four with 12:37 left to play in the half. Katelyn Sherman scored twice in the span of 22 seconds, and Georgia Miller and Alexis Smich added tallies for the Gyrenes. The Mountain Lions ...
via the Ave Maria web site KANSAS CITY, Mo. --- The Ave Maria women's lacrosse team, who opens their season on Saturday with an exhibition at Tampa, begins the 2018 campaign ranked sixth in the NAIA Coaches' Preseason Top 10 Poll. The Lady Gyrenes received 64 total points, placing them just ahead of seventh ranked Cumberlands (Ky.) who received 63 points. The poll is voted on by eight raters, two per conference/group, who rank submit a top 15 ballot. Ave Maria is coming off a 2017 season that saw them finish 7-7 overall, enough to earn a bid to their first NAIA National Invitational. The Blue and Green are set to take on five teams that are currently in the top 10 and three others who are receiving votes in the poll. AMU will host top-ranked SCAD-Savannah on