February 16, 2014

MAJORS COMEBACK FALLS SHORT

MONTGOMERY, AL- The Millsaps Majors mounted a second half comeback, but fell 17-14 on Sunday to the Huntingdon Hawks. 

Huntingdon took momentum early on in the contest, scoring three straight goals in the opening six minutes. Whitney Smith scored the first of five goals on the day off a free position shot to get the Majors on the board six minutes into the contest. 

Three goal runs by the Hawks were the trend in the first half, as another three goal surge gave Huntingdon a 6-1 lead midway through the half. Jamie Blair Page would score the first of her five to break the run, only to see the Hawks reel off another three goal binge. Huntingdon would lead 12-3 at the hafl with Katie Iskra netting the other Majors' first-half tally. 

Iskra and Page would score 20 seconds apart as Millsaps scored two quick goals in the opening 70 seconds of the second half. A Hawk goal would stop the Majors' run but Smith and Page would combine for three goals in a five minute span to make it 14-8. 

Two Huntingdon goals midway through the half proved to be the difference. The Majors would rally with six goals over the final 10 minutes of the game, but ran out of time. Theresa Woehnker's goal with 35 seconds left was her second of the game and got the Majors within three, but would round out the game's scoring. 

Madelyn Walker made 16 saves in the loss against 33 shots as the Majors fell to 0-2. The Majors would have a 33-25 edge on ground balls but the Hawks held a 21-12 advantage on draw controls. 

Millsaps will hit the road next weekend for a pair of games. They will head to Atlanta next to take on Oglethorpe next Saturday for a conference match, face off is set for noon eastern.