March 21, 2009

Longwood Doubles Up Davidson 10-5

from press release

FARMVILLE, Va. – The Longwood University women’s lacrosse team defeated Davidson College 10-5 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics Complex in Farmville. Longwood has won four straight games for the first time since the 2006 season. Seven players scored for the Lancers, with sophomore Kesley Dean/Centreville, Md. (Queen Anne’s) leading the way with two goals and two assists. Longwood improves to 6-3 on the season while Davidson falls to 5-5. The Lancers return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Norfolk to take on Old Dominion at 4 p.m.

Davidson got on the board first, scoring its only goal of the first half less than three minutes into the period. Longwood answered five minutes later with Dean scoring her first goal with 22:44 remaining in the half. She scored again with 9:51 remaining to give the Lancers a 2-1 lead. Sophomore Cara O’Brien/Arlington, Va. (Bishop O’Connell) added one first half goal to give Longwood a 3-1 halftime lead. Longwood attempted 17 shots in the first half while Davidson attempted only seven. Sophomore Juli Liebig/Centreville, Md. (Queen Anne’s) had five saves in the first half.

Longwood scored the first two goals of the second half, the first by sophomore Karli Brentlinger/Gambrills, Md. (South River) and the second by senior Dee Warehime/Westminster, Md. (Westminster). Davidson scored three-straight goals to trim Longwood’s lead to one, but Warehime scored her second goal of the game to put the Lancers ahead 6-4. Junior Carlie Nethken/Hanover, Md. (Long Reach) scored on a free position attempt and O’Brien added another goal 17 seconds later to give Longwood an 8-4 lead. Sophomore Morgan Illian/Salisbury, Md. (Parkside) and classmate Amanda Bereznay/Gwynn Oak, Md. (Seton Keough) each scored to give Longwood a 10-4 lead. Davidson scored one goal with :07 remaining, giving the Lancers a 10-5 win.

Longwood out-shot Davidson 35-14 and edged the Wildcats in ground balls 24-18. The Lancers won 11 draws, including four each by Nethken and Brentlinger. Junior Page Farmer/Richmond, Va. (St. Catherine’s) picked up five ground balls and caused two turnovers while adding one assist.

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