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Joseph Scores Five as MC Lax Coasts to 21-5 Victory Over Pirates

Joseph Scores Five as MC Lax Coasts to 21-5 Victory Over Pirates

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Meredith College lacrosse team coasted to a 21-5 victory over the Southwestern University Pirates in Sunday afternoon's non-conference action. Led by Carlee Joseph with five goals in as many shots on goal, ten Angels found the net in the win.

The opening draw controlled by Holly Hite resulted in a quick point by Joseph, and the Angels never looked back. Meredith dished out seven consecutive points, three from Joseph and the other four from four different Angels, within the first 10 minutes of regulation.

The Pirates finally broke into the game on a Meredith miscue as Hayley Donnelly scored off a pass from Johnee Wolter, but the Avenging Angels answered with five goals, each from different players, to extend their lead to 11 with five minutes remaining in the first half. An unforced Southwestern turnover late in the period resulted in a Meredith goal by Julie Capretti from Molly Miller to give the Angels a 13-2 lead heading into the break.

MC Lax opened up the second stanza with one of seven draw controls from Jordyn King. Joseph recovered Capretti's saved attempt and found Hite inside for a goal in the first minute of play. King collected the next draw, but a Meredith miscue gave the ball to the Pirates for their third point of the match.

Olivia Higgs, Joseph, and Maria Codispoti scored the next three Meredith goals with help from King and two assists from Casey Sprague to spread the gap to 16 at 20:45. M. Codispoti found Julie-Anne Pretty five minutes later to extend that lead by one more.

The Pirates found the box on a free position attempt at the 14-minute mark, but M. Codispoti scored again unassisted late in the half. King followed in the next offensive set with her eighth season goal off Sprague's career-high fifth assist to secure the win for Meredith.

Haley Whitfield started the match in-goal for the Angels to record her seventh win, and Sydney Hardee entered midway through the first period to close out the game. Pirate Jordan Little recorded the loss for Southwestern.

Hite recorded a match-high seven draw controls, alongside King, adding a pair of goals, and Sarah Arbes posted two draw controls, three groundballs, and three caused turnovers for the Angels. King notched a season-high three goals with two assists in the win.

Kate Davis tallied a match-high seven ground balls, and Donnelly led the visitors with three goals in as many attempts.

The Avenging Angels travel to Demorest, Ga., after a six-day break to faceoff with the USA South's Piedmont College Lions in a 1:00 p.m. draw. Follow the action live HERE.