April 25, 2009

Villanova Beats Bryant in a Shootout

from press release

SMITHFIELD, R.I. - Bryant freshman Mary Green (Merrick, NY) scored four goals and added two assists but visiting Villanova pulled away in the second half for a 23-16 win over the Bulldogs on Senior Day Saturday.  Bryant ends its first season competing in Division I with a 3-12 record while Villanova concludes its year at 8-8.

Green, who is also a member of the Bryant women's soccer team in the fall, finishes the season third on the team with 29 goals.  Against the Wildcats Sunday, she helped get the Bulldogs off and running quickly, scoring just 29 seconds in the game on a free position shot to put the Bulldogs up 1-0.

After Villanova tied the team a minute later, Bryant freshman Lauren Sheridan (Bethpage, NY) put the Bulldogs back on top 2-1 with a free position goal of her own 1:58 into the game.

Villanova, which got five goals from Erica Rybinski and four from Taylor Lucy, would score three-straight - including two by Lucy, to put the Wildcats in front 4-2.  Villanova would push the lead to 8-5 before three straight goals helped Bryant tie it up 8-8 with 8:29 left to go in the half.

Senior Delia Glover (Marston Mills, MA), who was honored prior to the start of the game along with senior Lauren Albert (South Windsor, CT) and Victoria Russell (Southborough, MA),  was a factor in all three goals that helped the Bulldogs draw even - scoring once and assisting on the other two. Villanova took a 10-9 lead into the break but a five-goal outburst by the Wildcats midway through the second put the game away. 

Glover finishes her career at Bryant tied for third all-time with 148 career goals and third all-time with 185 career points.  As a senior in 2009, Glover led the Bulldogs with 41 goals and had 12 assists.

Women's Lacrosse - April 25, 2009 @ Smithfield, RI
Goals -    Rybinski 5, Lucy 4, Lasda 3, Miller 2, Stone 2, Naccarato 2, Mckillip 2, McKenna 1, Mahoney 1, O'Shea 1. Assists - Rybinski 4, McKenna 2, Miller 2, Lucy 1.
Goals - Green 4, Sheridan 3, Faiola 3, Glover 2, Albert 2, Lombardi 1, Sutherland 1. Assists - Glover 2, Green 2, Faiola 1, Sheridan 1, Such 1.  
SAVES - B - Filippone 10, Bolton 1.  V - Langan 5, Eure 0.
RECORDS:  Bryant  3-13, Villanova 8-8

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