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Women's Lacrosse - Thu, Apr. 13, 2017

ST. LOUIS—[BOX SCORE] Missouri Baptist Women's Lacrosse fell to Georgetown College (Ky.) 14-6 on Thursday afternoon at Spartan Field. The Spartans were outscored 6-2 in the second half as the high-powered Tiger offense proved too potent. 

MBU looked up to the challenge early as they led on three separate occasions in the first half. Laura Ebers 10th goal of the year put the navy and white on the board first. Katie Pilla and Madison O'Brien registered as well to give the Spartans a 3-2 advantage at the midway point of half one.  

Georgetown briefly took a 4-3 lead before McKenna Fisher scored her 26th of the season to tie it. The Tigers then reeled off four goals in the final five minutes of the first half to take an 8-4 advantage into the break.

The Spartans showed signs of life coming out of the intermission. Goals from Fisher and O'Brien cut the lead to 8-6 but Georgetown was able to pull away after that. Three goals from Avery Blackmon and two from Merrisa Heraldson put the game out of reach. The duo combined for 10 of the Tigers' 14 goals on the day.

The defeat drops the Spartans to 5-4 on the season and 1-2 in NAIA independent conference play. MBU's next action will be away to Lindenwood-Belleville on April 18. First faceoff is set for 7pm.