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The Presbyterian College women’s lacrosse team opened the 2019 season with a 20-2 loss at Mount St. Mary’s Saturday afternoon at Waldron Family Stadium in Emmitsburg, Md. Senior Natalie Barnett and sophomore Sarah Marshall collected goals for the Blue Hose with Marshall also leading the team with three shots.

The Mount jumped out to a 13-0 lead in the first half. Barnett scored an unassisted goal at 18:05 of the second half to make it 16-1. Marshall then scored a man-up goal, after a yellow card was issued to the home team, to make it 17-2.

Seven freshman made their collegiate debuts for PC including Madison Berg, Paige Gacek and Cooke, who also earned their first starts.

 

The softball team defeated Morgan State 9-2 in the final game of day two of the Blue Hose Invitational on Saturday afternoon. This was the second time the Blue Hose defeated the Bears in as many days.

The Blue Hose offense exploded early, sending 11 batters to the plate in the home half of the first inning. PC plated five runs on five hits in their first time at bat, highlighted by a two-RBI double by Kiley Kross. Jonnie Petree reached base twice in the frame and drove home a run with a single her second time at the dish. Ansley Wilbanks plated the first run when she drove in Petree on a single up the middle. Each of the first six Blue Hose reached base.

The Blue Hose Invitational concludes on Sunday with PC taking part in the final game of the tournament against East Tennessee State. First pitch for that game is scheduled for 2 p.m. Akron will take on Morgan State at 10 a.m. and ETSU at noon to begin the day.

 

Men’s tennis split a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon, defeating Lee 6-1 in the second match after falling to Coastal Carolina 4-2 earlier in the day.

The pairings of Oscar Alvarez and Daniel Stenger and Jaime Castillo-Lopez and Vance Mercer clinched the doubles point for the Blue Hose against the Flames. Castillo-Lopez, Oscar Alvarez, and Alberto Conde earned straight-set wins in singles play. Elias Svensson and Stenger each picked up wins in three sets. Full results of the match can be found below:

The women’s tennis team defeated Lee on Saturday morning, 5-2.

The Blue Hose took the doubles point by winning the number one and number three matches. Beth Taylor and Katie Thompson swept the match on the third court, earning a 6-0 victory. Sydney Patton and Jessica Leeman took home a 6-2 victory at number one to clinch the doubles point.

Tracy Johnson finished her singles match first for the Blue Hose on court number two, winning 6-0, 6-1. Patton was next to win for PC, earning a 6-3, 6-3 victory in the number one spot. Shelly Ray picked up a 6-4, 6-4 win on court six and sealed the match victory for the Blue Hose. Samantha Calais earned a 6-2, 7-5 win to finish the match.