Salem’s Lilly Blair scored six goals and assisted on another but the Roanoke College women’s lacrosse team lost for the first time last week. Meredith College beat the Maroons, 16-14, in Raleigh on April 24.
The Maroons were ranked number 24 nationally prior to the loss. Roanoke held the lead at the half but the Avenging Angels would take a three-score lead into the final five minutes of play. The Maroons got two of the final three goals but couldn’t complete the comeback, falling by two scores.
Blair scored six times with one assist while Emmerson Foster added three goals. Ellie Armstrong and Jenna Kuczo added a pair of scores with Foster securing 11 draws.
In net, Roanoke would out-shot Meredith 36-25 but 14 saves by Jot Deitrich would be the difference. Carly Schoudel recorded six saves for the Maroons.
The Maroons had a game at Guilford cancelled by inclement weather on Saturday, and Wednesday they were scheduled to host Bridgewater. They’ll be home against this Saturday for a 5:30 pm game against Mary Washington at Kerr Stadium in Salem.