Meredith Defends USA South Women's Lacrosse Tournament Championship

Meredith Defends USA South Women's Lacrosse Tournament Championship

(LaGRANGE, GA) - The 2017 USA South Lacrosse Tournament has concluded at Callaway Stadium in LaGrange, Georgia as a part of the USA South Spring Sports Festival. Top-seeded Meredith captured its fourth consecutive championship by defeating third-seeded Piedmont, 18-7.

Piedmont jumped out an early 4-3 with 18 minutes remaining in the first half. Meredith responded by scoring the next six goals to close out the half and lead 9-4 at the break. The Avenging Angels' offense did not slow down in the second half as Meredith outscored Piedmont, 9-3, in the second stanza.

Meredith's Carlee Joseph led all players with five goals while her teammate, Hollie Hite, tallied three goals and one assist including a team-high three draw controls. For her efforts during the tournament, which included a total of nine points on eight goals and one assist with nine draw controls, Hite was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player. For the Lions, Caitlin O'Brien led the way offensively with a team-high three goals and one assist.

Women's Lacrosse Tournament
Women's Lacrosse Bracket
Spring Sports Festival Website

All-Tournament Team

Sarah Arbes, Meredith
Jenine Brideau, Piedmont
Cameron Ruffin, Meredith

Cassidy Heflin, Piedmont
Holly Hite, Meredith - MVP
Caitlin O'Brien, Piedmont
Madison Ronelli, Methodist
Jenna Smith, Piedmont

Julie Capretti, Meredith
Jennifer Halvorson, Meredith
Carlee Joseph, Meredith

Blake Forrest, Piedmont

Women's Lacrosse Tournament Schedule
(all games played in LaGrange, GA at Callaway Stadium)

Semifinals - Friday, April 14
#4 Greensboro - 5   #1 Meredith - 19
#3 Piedmont - 15   #2 Methodist - 12

Finals - Saturday, April 15
#1 Meredith - 18   #3 Piedmont - 7

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