March 15, 2013

Lacrosse: Panthers' scoring blitz downs Young Harris

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. - Kelsey Griffin and Alexis Dillard led LaGrange to a 17-9 non-conference win over Young Harris on Friday. The Panthers improved to 3-4 as they started a two-game weekend trip.

Griffin scored six goals and Dillard added five more in the second half as the Panthers set a team record for goals in a game in beating the Mountain Lions (1-11).

Young Harris led 3-1 in the early going. But Griffin scored five of her goals in the first half to put the Panthers up 6-4. Tiffany Dillard's goal tied the game 4-4 before Griffin finished the half with two goals.

The Mountain Lions cut the Panthers lead to 6-5 at the outset of the second half. The Dillard sisters scored the next three goals to extend the Panthers' lead.

Tiffany got the first goal, then Alexis scored her first two goals of the half a minute apart. Griffin got her final goal of the game as the Panthers opened up a 10-5 lead just six minutes into the second half.

The Panthers continued to press their attack. Alexis Dillard added three more goals along with goals by Olivia Monroe and Audrey Fortmann. Paige Castle scored the final two goals for the Panthers for the 17-9 final. 

Castle led the Panthers with six draw controls and tied for the team lead with four ground balls. Tiffany Dillard had three caused turnovers.

The Panthers play at Methodist on Sunday in a USA South game.