Phaup, Sherman honored as Sweet Briar celebrates seniors

Phaup, Sherman honored as Sweet Briar celebrates seniors

SWEET BRIAR, Va. — Sweet Briar honored seniors A'Shawnta Sherman and Elizabeth Phaup on Saturday afternoon, but despite a pair of goals from Phaup the Vixens dropped an 18-4 decision in the rain against the visiting Randolph Wildcats at the Babcock Fields.

Randolph opened with five-straight goals before Sweet Briar sophomore Victoria Lawson (Shipman, Va.) went end-to-end to put the Vixens on the scoreboard. Phaup (Amherst, Va.) would net a second Sweet Briar goal before time expired on the opening half.

Lawson again stopped a five-goal streak from Randolph from growing, as she tallied a goal with 15:43 left in regulation. Phaup would strike again less than five minutes later, but when time expired the Wildcats held an 18-4 advantage over the homeside.

Phaup's two goals pushed her season total to 11, while Lawson sits at 18 on the season. Lawson's 18 goals are the most by a Sweet Briar lacrosse player since the 2015 season when four Vixens tallied 18 or more goals, including 34 by Monica Ewansik.

Sherman (Richmond, Va.) finished the afternoon with six saves. Sophomore Kierstan Mullins (Richmond, Va.) led Sweet Briar with three draw controls, while Phaup and first-year Abby Cross (Denver, Colo.) both recorded three caused turnovers. 

Sweet Briar concludes the 2018 season on April 17 with a 4 p.m. opening draw at home against Davis & Elkins.