February 24, 2013

Jaguars Extinguish Flames, Improve to 3-0

from press release

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Less than 48 hours from a hard-fought 11-10 victory over Central Connecticut State on Friday evening, the Lafayette women’s lacrosse team earned its first road victory, defeating Liberty, 16-10, on Sunday afternoon.

Addie Godfrey continued her hot start, matching her career-high for the second straight game with six goals, to go along with three helpers. Senior captain Cammie Linville, classmate Jessica Rothsteinand junior Laura Kleiber tallied two goals apiece for the Lafayette attack. Nina Dunay and Kallie Britton led the way for the Flames with two scores each.

Lafayette dominated the statistical categories for the game, holding the advantage in shots (37-21), ground balls (28-22) and draw controls (17-11). Additionally, the Leopards were successful on 15 of their 16 clear attempts.

Lafayette got on the board quickly as Godfrey and senior 
Katie Mischler netted their first two opportunities to give the Leopards the 2-0 advantage.

After a score from Liberty’s Nina Dunay, Lafayette freshman 
Carlianne McCabe took a perfect feed from Godfrey and sent it past the Liberty goalkeeper to put the Leopards in front, 3-1.

Another Dunay goal came at the 21:01 point of the first half, but again the Leopards responded, ripping off a string of four straight to go up, 7-2. Two goals were tallied by Linville and one each from Rothstein and Kleiber during the stretch.

Four of the next five went Liberty’s way as it responded with goals from Jen Freymond, Britton, Morgan Becker and Amber Nichols surrounding one from Godfrey to put the score at 8-6 going into intermission.

Godfrey got on the board again just 17 seconds into the half as she put a feed from Rothstein past Liberty goalkeeper Kristen Masullo to put the Leopards up, 9-6.

A goal from Liberty’s Sam Struss didn’t faze the Maroon and White as they answered with three straight of their own to take the game under their control. Two more from Godfrey and another from Rothstein handed Lafayette a 12-7 lead with 20:37 remaining.

Two Liberty tallies with 7:09 left pulled the Flames to within three, 13-10. However, Lafayette kept its composure, notching three scores in the final 3:36 to seal the victory, 16-10.

With the win, the Leopards move to 3-0 on the season, while the Flames dropped to 1-2 overall. Lafayette returns home on Wednesday to face Columbia in a 7 p.m. contest from Fisher Stadium.

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