Vixens match season-high seven goals in loss to Dolphins

Vixens match season-high seven goals in loss to Dolphins

SWEET BRIAR, Va. — Sweet Briar sophomore Victoria Lawson tied a career-high with four goals as the Vixens tied a season-high seven goals in a 19-7 loss to the visiting Dolphins of Mount Saint Vincent on Tuesday at Babcock Field.

The Dolphins (3-1) opened the scoring with 25:40 on the clock, when Meaghan Cleary scored unassisted. Sweet Briar (0-7) responded a little over a minute later as sophomore Kierstan Mullins (Richmond, Va.) assisted on a goal from senior Elizabeth Phaup (Amherst, Va.).

Mount Saint Vincent rattled off five-straight goals before with 16:58 left in the opening period, first-year Sally Stooks (Hampton, Va.) netted the first goal of her collegiate career and pushed the score line to 6-2 in the Dolphins' favor.

The Vixens would strike three more times in the first period as Phaup tallied her second goal with 10:32 on the clock before Lawson (Shipman, Va.) netted goals at 9:02 and 2:41.

Lawson's final strike sent the two sides to the break with Mount Saint Vincent leading 11-5.

Lawson would score twice in the second half as the Vixens finished with seven goals on the afternoon.

The Vixens' seven goals and Lawson's four, match the output from Sweet Briar and Lawson from the Vixens' road game at Salem in early March.

Lawson led the Vixens with three draw controls, two ground balls and two caused turnovers.

Sweet Briar's senior goalkeeper, A'Shawnta Sherman (Richmond, Va.) finished the day with 13 saves.

In addition to Stooks' first career goal, Mullins tallied the first assist of her collegiate career on Tuesday.

Sweet Briar will travel to Buena Vista, Va., on April 3 for a 5 p.m. showdown with the Knights of Southern Virginia.