Sweet Lax Opens Season Against Alvernia

Sweet Lax Opens Season Against Alvernia

SWEET BRIAR, Va.- The Sweet Briar College lacrosse team open its 2017 campaign on Sunday afternoon with a home game against Alvernia University. The Crusaders overcame the brisk weather enroute to a 17-0 victory.

Junior Elizabeth Phaup led the way for SBC with three shots. The Amherst, Va. native also collected three groundballs and won a draw control.

First-year Victoria Lawson also registered a shot to go along with her two groundballs and two draw controls. Classmate Jessie Melrose also scooped up two groundballs on the afternoon.

Shawnta Sherman made her first career start in goal for the Vixens, making six saves along the way.

Sweet Briar finished 6-for-9 on clear opportunites, compared to Alvernia's perfect 5-for-5.

The Vixens will be in action next on Saturday, March 18, when they host Manhattanville. The game is schedule to 1 p.m. on Babcock Field.