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TIGERVILLE, S.C. — A winning season for the Barton College women’s lacrosse team concluded in the NCAA Division I Conference Carolinas quarterfinals Monday with a 10-6 loss to host North Greenville University, the No. 5 seed.
Despite three goals from sophomore Kayli Ashenfelter, the No. 4 Lady Bulldogs could not avoid the quarterfinals defeat and a final 9-7 record. North Greenville advances to challenge top-seeded University of Mount Olive with a 10-7 mark.
Barton owned a 4-2 margin before the Crusaders scored seven of the next eight goals and proceeded to their second triumph against the Lady Bulldogs this season.
North Greenville owned the edge in shots (22-16) and ground balls (28-20).
The three goals boosted Barton’s Ashenfelter to a team-leading 65 scores this season. Sophomore attacker Angelina Scarpa notched three assists and finished with 74 points, including a team-leading 37 assists.
Rachel Kellogg’s four goals paced the Crusaders.
In goal, Barton sophomore Katherine Mattena manated 10 saves, while North Greenville’s Sydney Taylor recorded nine stops.
Lady Bulldogs drop finale at Limestone
GAFFNEY, S.C. — Barton lost its final regular-season match, 5-2, at Limestone College on Monday, snapping a three-match winning streak for the Lady Bulldogs.
Junior Marissa Stevenson won 6-3, 6-2 over Alexandra Dolfi at No. 3 for Barton’s only singles win. The Lady Bulldogs collected the point for doubles as Stevenson and senior Vanessa Sanoja claimed a 6-3 victory at No. 2 and Isabella Caballero-Claudia Capellades won their 12th straight at No. 3.
Barton, which ended 14-8, finished fifth in the 12-team Conference Carolinas standings with a 7-4 mark. Limestone concluded an unbeaten conference run at 11-0 and will take a 13-6 overall mark into the conference tournament as the top seed.
The Lady Bulldogs will return to South Carolina to meet No. 4 Mount Olive in the first round of the conference tournament Friday at noon at the Palmetto Tennis Center in Sumter.
Bulldogs fall at Limestone 6-1
GAFFNEY, S.C. — Barton missed its chance at a third-place finish in Conference Carolinas with a 6-1 loss Monday at league co-champion Limestone.
The Bulldogs, who tied Belmont Abbey for third at 6-3, will be the fourth seed for the conference tournament. Barton, 11-9 overall, will take on No. 5 Emmanuel (8-13, 5-4 CC) in the first round Friday at the Palmetto Tennis Center in Sumter, South Carolina. Limestone (10-7, 8-1 CC) tied Mount Olive for the regular-season title.
Barton’s lone point Monday came from junior Rory Gaydon’s 7-6, 6-0 victory at No. 2 singles against Domantas Sadauskas. Alessandro Gerbino-James Kelly won 6-0 at No. 3 doubles but the Saints won the first two matches to earn the doubles point.