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With the men’s golf tournament canceled at the Barton Intercollegiate, the women took to the course at Wilson Country Club for the first round Monday.
Junior Nikki Norlin seized the lead with a 2-over-par 74 to help the Lady Bulldogs to an overall score off 320, three shots off the pace of leader University of Mount Olive.
Norlin’s career-best score left her three strokes ahead of Mount Olive’s Linn Andersson in second place. Barton’s Clare McMahon fired an 80 to put her in a tie for fifth place. The Lady Bulldogs other counting scores were Sydney Turner with an 81, tying her for seventh, and Kelsey Woodall’s 85, which placed her in a tie for 13th.
Belmont Abbey is in third place with a score of 337, followed by Westminster (Utah) College at 342 and Chowan at 396.
The 36-hole tournament concludes Tuesday.
Lady Bulldogs slam SWU 13-3
SENECA, S.C. — The Barton College women’s lacrosse team jumped out to an 8-1 halftime lead Saturday afternoon, netting the first eight goals of the contest in rolling to a 13-3 Conference Carolinas victory over Southern Wesleyan at LoConte field.
In improving to 4-2 overall and 2-1 in conference play, sophomore Angelina Scarpa had four goals in the first half as the Lady Bulldogs were never threatened. Scarpa finished with six goals on just eight shots, adding a pair of second-half tallies.
Junior Morgan McGuffin had two goals for Barton.
Southern Wesleyan, which dropped to 1-6 overall and 0-2 in conference matches, averted the shutout with three goals from Latia Santos.
Katherine Mattena and Felicity Borge each played one half for the Lady Bulldogs, with Mattena making four of Barton’s six saves.
Barton returns to Electric Supply Company Field on Thursday to face Ohio Valley.
Second quarter foils Bulldogs
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — A manageable deficit for the Barton College men’s lacrosse team after one quarter spiraled out of control Saturday, as the Bulldogs conceded 10 goals in the second quarter alone en route to a 22-12 defeat at Tusculum University.
Barton of Conference Carolinas, in the midst of its inaugural season, fell to 1-7, while the South Atlantic Conference Pioneers improved to 5-1.
The first half featured a pair of runs, with the Bulldogs rallying back from an early four-goal deficit. Bodin Nichols, Jake Copio and Jonathan Schmidt scored for Barton in succession, the latter coming with 39 seconds left in the period, to leave the Bulldogs down by a goal entering the second quarter.
However, the Pioneers embarked on an 8-1 run in the second to seize control, with tallies from six different goal scorers.
Nichols scored four times for Barton, while Keegan Bell put away six tallies for Tusculum.
Trevor Witholt took the loss for the Bulldogs in goal, making 12 saves on 24 shots in just under 44 minutes of net time.
Barton is back at Electric Supply Company Field on Monday to face Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.