March 14, 2009

Longwood Sweeps Long Island, Presbyterian

from press release

FARMVILLE, Va. – Longwood University swept a pair of women’s lacrosse games on Saturday, topping Presbyterian 20-6 and Long Island 20-6 at the Athletics Complex in Farmville. Longwood improves to 4-3 on the season while Presbyterian falls to 1-6 and Long Island slides to 0-3. Longwood was led by junior Page Farmer/Richmond, Va. (St. Catherine’s), who scored six goals and added four assists, and sophomore Cara O’Brien/Arlington, Va. (Bishop O’Connell), who scored five goals and assisted on three others. The Lancers return to action on Tuesday when they host the University of Richmond at 7 p.m. at the Athletics Complex.

Longwood took control of the first game early, scoring the first four goals before Presbyterian’s Jenna Handshoe scored the Blue Hose’s only goal of the first half with 20:44 remaining. Longwood scored 10 more goals in the final 17:35 of the first half, giving the Lancers a 14-1 lead. Senior Dee Warehime/Westminster, Md. (Westminster), sophomore Amanda Bereznay/Gwynn Oak, Md. (Seton Keough) and O’Brien all scored two goals in the first half while Farmer scored one goal and added four assists. Sophomore Juli Liebig/Centreville, Md. (Queen Anne’s) allowed only one goal and posted three saves in the first half. Longwood scored the first goal of the second half and scored two more after three Presbyterian goals. Sophomore Karli Brentlinger/Gambrills, Md. (South River), who leads the team in goals, scored her only goal with 0:47 remaining in the game. Farmer, junior Carlie Nethken/Hanover, Md. (Long Reach), senior Liz Sellmayer/Baltimore, Md. (Mount de Sales Academy), Warehime, Bereznay and O’Brien all finished with two goals. Fourteen different Longwood players scored goals.

The Lancers got off to a fast start in the nightcap, going ahead 4-1 in the first seven minutes. Farmer scored two goals while O’Brien and Owen each added one during the run. LIU scored two more goals to make it 4-3 but Longwood answered back with two of its own to make it 6-3 with 11:39 remaining in the first half. After a LIU goal the Lancers went on a 4-0 run to end the half. Owen and O’Brien each scored three goals in the first period while Farmer added two more. The Lancers did not let up in the second half, scoring the first four goals of the second half to go up 14-4. LIU scored one goal before the Longwood scored the next five goals to go ahead 19-5. Each team added one more goal making the final 20-6. Farmer finished the game with four goals while Dean had three goals and two assists. O’Brien scored three goals and added one assist while Owen had three goals.

Liebig shared time in goal with junior Eliza Coughter/Charlottesville, Va. (Charlottesville) with each playing one half in both games. Liebig gave up five goals and stopped four shots while Coughter gave up seven goals and had three saves.

Longwood out-shot the two team 73-21 and held a 36-27 advantage on ground balls and a 33-23 edge in draw controls.

Presbyterian was led by Katie Prisco with two goals and one assist. Ashley Prizio paced Long Island with two goals and one assist.

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