Girls Lacrosse Edges CVCA, Keefe’s Save Preserves Win

Louisville 5, CVCA 4

The Louisville Lady Leopards edged the visiting Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy Royals 5-4 in a Louisville Leopards Lacrosse Shirt 2016 Beatty's Sportsthrilling Girls Lacrosse match Wednesday Night at Louisville Leopards Stadium. With the victory, Louisville improves to 3-1 on the season.

Lady Leopards Goalie Celia Keefe blocked a potential game-tying shot with 12 seconds remaining and Alexa Oberster picked up the ensuing ground ball to preserve the win for Louisville. Keefe kept the Royals at-bay all night long as she recorded 11 saves in goal.

Emily Hollifield finished with a Hat Trick to lead the Lady Leopards offensively. Hollifield scored what proved to be the game-deciding goal with 15:51 remaining via an assist from Emily Shea. Shea would finish with a pair of assists and also found the net in the first half.

Oberster won 6 of 10 draws to give Louisville a crucial advantage in possessions. She also scored a first Order Leopard Nation Highlight Videohalf goal, tallied an assist, and picked up a team-leading 5 ground balls. Shea and Mandy Wesely also registered 4 ground balls a piece.

CVCA (3-3) got contributions from all over. Goal scorers included Roni Watkins, Sami Hawthorne, Brenna Lowe, and Emily Atwood. Alana Reske and Breeze Swift also had assists for the Royals.

UP NEXT: The Lady Leopards will next travel to Canfield to take on the Cardinals on Wednesday, April 20 at 6:00 PM.


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Box Score


Team 1-2–TOTAL

CVCA 2-2–04

Louisville 3-2–05

1st Half

Louisville – Emily Hollifield | LHS 1, CVCA 0, 23:12

CVCA – Roni Watkins (Alana Reske) | LHS 1, CVCA 1, 11:10

Louisville – Emily Shea (Alexa Oberster) | LHS 2, CVCA 1, 5:45

CVCA – Sami Hawthorne | LHS 2, CVCA 2, 4:41

Louisville – Emily Hollifield (Emily Shea) | LHS 3, CVCA 2, 0:37

2nd Half

Louisville – Alexa Oberster | LHS 4, CVCA 2, 23:14

CVCA – Brenna Lowe | LHS 4, CVCA 3, 18:21

Louisville – Emily Hollifield (Emily Shea) | LHS 5, CVCA 3, 15:51

CVCA – Emily Atwood (Breeze Swift) | LHS 5, CVCA 4, 11:10

Records: Louisville 3-1, CVCA 3-3

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