WILLIAMSBURG, Kentucky - Asbury women's lacrosse dropped their final contest of the season on the road Tuesday night, as they traveled to take on the 8th-ranked Patriots of the University of the Cumberlands. The Eagles fell by a final score of 16-4 and finish the season 5-9 and 3-5 in conference play.
Before the game as 10 minutes old the hosts opened up a lead on the Eagles 3-0 before Hadley Slucher notched a goal for the Eagles at the 14:28 mark of the first half to make it 3-1. AU would get on the board just one more time in the frame as Katie Raker cut into UC's lead off a feed from Ashley Byrd to headed into the half down 7-2.
The Patriot's got on the board first out of the break as well but this time Allie Hoskins got in on the scoring action as she tucked her free-position shot past the opposing keeper to make it 8-3 with 23:46 left to play.
Byrd would add a late tally but the damage was done.
Asbury's season was effectively ended as head coach Nicki Stewart and Co., will look to the end of the year awards for the AAC in the coming weeks.
Byrd finished her season with a team-high 29 goals and 14 assists for a 43-point freshman campaign. Savannah Neese was second on the team in points with 30 (23g,7a), Erin Garmany third ith 26 (19g,7a) and Sarah Smith was fourth (20g,4a). Kellie Payne picked up 89 saves this season and a 5-9 record in the goal. Sarah Myhand's 20 caused turnovers led the team defensively.