The eighth-ranked Georgia women’s club lacrosse team closed out the Bulldogs’ home schedule on Saturday afternoon by taking care of business against visiting Emory in the Classic City. The upperclasswomen played a major role in the Red and Black’s 18-3 victory on senior day, as one-third of the Athenians’ goals were scored by women in their final year of collegiate eligibility.
Four of Georgia’s first half-dozen goals were scored by seniors, as attack Murphy Ferguson, attack Emma Goodnow, and midfielder Callie Wheatley helped to stake the Bulldogs to a 6-2 lead. The younger midfielders got in on the act, as well, with sophomores Arden Birdwell and Mady Katz, and freshmen Gaby Lohner and Nilla Paine, extending the Athenians’ advantage to 12-2. In the midst of all this, junior midfielder Katie Ezell managed to card a first-half hat trick to make it 14-3 for the good gals at the break.
After intermission, Goodnow scored her third goal, and Ferguson registered her second, to extend the Red and Black’s lead to a baker’s dozen. Junior attack Jenna Dreyer notched a hat trick of her own with 15 minutes remaining in the game, and freshman attack Maddie Hunter closed out the scoring to wrap up the regular season with a triumph.
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