FARMVILLE, VA. – The Howard women's lacrosse team failed to muster their first road win as they fell to Longwood, 16-4. The game's finish marked Howard's (3-6) second National Lacrosse Conference (NLC) loss of the season after HU was previously taken down by Presbyterian earlier in the year.
The Lady Bison were unable to keep an offensive pace with Longwood (6-3) who nearly doubled Howard's 19 shots with 36 of their own. Longwood spread their scoring attack throughout their roster as 12 Lancers tallied a goal against the Bison, four of which scored twice. Bison goal keeper Amber Meeks generated 11 saves by the conclusion of the match.
Keeping HU afloat was senior Desiree Cox who scored all of Howard's four goals. Cox topped the day with 11 shots for the Bison, which led both teams as did her four goals scored.
Cox currently leads the team with 33 goals and 67 shots, boasting an 82.1 shot-on-goal percentage.
Sydney Satchell and Courtland Lackey each garnered a team-high of four groundballs in the match. Lackey also zipped three shots, including one shot on goal, and led the Lady Bison defensively with five caused turnovers.
Up next the Howard lacrosse team will challenge fellow NLC opponent Liberty University and seek to obtain their first conference and road win. The Lady Bison will take on Liberty on Sunday, March 27 at 3 p.m. Visit www.howard-bison.com for the latest updates on the Lady Bison lacrosse team.