March 22, 2014

MAJORS ROLL PAST WARRIORS

JACKSON, MS- The Millsaps Majors jumped out early on the Hendrix Warriors and never let up in a 17-9 win at Harper Davis Field on Saturday. 

Millsaps jumped out to a 6-0 lead early on the Warriors, controlling the pace and the tempo from the opening draw. Five different Majors scored in the six-goal run over the game's first 12 minutes. Jamie Blair Page was the only Majors with two early goals and had three in the first half and four on the day. 

Hendrix would get a bit of momentum going, scoring twice in a two-minute span to cut the Majors' lead to four. The Majors would answer with five of the final six goals of the half to lead 11-3 at the break. Madelyn Walker had a fine game and a solid first half, making six saves on nine shots on goal. She would finish with 12 saves on the day. 

The Majors would enact the 10-goal running clock on a pair of occasions in the second half. The Majors would extend the lead to 13-3 on a Katie Iskra goal. Millsaps slowed the tempo considerably in the second half, making Hendrix work for everything. Hendrix would score a trio of goals off the draw control, using the chaos to set up offensive opportunities but the Majors greatly limited the Warriors' opportunities.

The Majors were happy to play even with the Warriors in the second half and traded goals with the Warriors throughout the half. Millsaps had the only man-up opportunity off a Hendrix yellow card and Theresa Woehnker scored on a Kendall Fann feed to capitalize. The Majors and Warriors would play to a 6-6 draw in the second half and the Majors rolled to a 2-1 mark in conference.

The Majors held an advantage on most of the scorecard on Saturday. The Majors outshot the Warriors 37-25 and grabbed 43 ground balls to the Warriors 32. Millsaps also capitalized on 4 of 11 free position shots and limited the Warriors to just 2-6 in those opportunities.

The Majors run their record to 3-3 overall and 2-1 in conference. They will host the Huntingdon Hawks again on Tuesday, with an opening draw set for 6pm.