March 25, 2012

Cal Drops Hofstra Behind Takacs' Seven Points

from press release

BERKELEY, Calif. – Despite three goals from sophomore midfielder Alex Mezzanotte, the Hofstra Women's Lacrosse team dropped a 15-11 decision to Cal on Sunday afternoon at Witter Rugby Field.

Junior midfielder Emily von Hollen added a goal and two assists for Hofstra, which fell to 2-7 with the loss. Cal improved to 4-4 with the victory.

A back and forth beginning part of the first half would see Hofstra close the gap to 5-4 courtesy of a goal from sophomore attack Lauren Chandler 11:28 into the contest.

Cal was able to push its lead to four goals, though, as the Bears quickly answered with a 3-0 scoring run until freshman attack April Iannetta stopped the run with less than 10 minutes to play before the break.

Hofstra would go into halftime trailing 9-6 as junior midfielder Jill Maier scored with four seconds left.
The Bears scored the first two goals of the second stanza to lead 11-6 before sophomore attack Jenn Ward scored the Pride’s first goal of the second half at the 21:47 mark.

Cal would take control of the contest as they took a commanding 15-7 lead with a 4-0 scoring run that culminated with a goal from Melissa Humphrey.

Hofstra did have some fight in them as the Pride scored the game’s final four goals to account for the 15-11 final score.

Mezzanotte added two ground balls, two caused turnovers and a draw control for the Pride.  Maier finished with two goals, two ground balls and two draw controls.

Megan Takacs led Cal with seven points on four goals and three assists.  Humphrey added two goals and two assists for the Bears.

Hofstra is back in action on Thursday when it hosts Ohio State at 4 p.m.  It is the Pride’s final non-conference game of the season.

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