April 13, 2014

'Cats Tie School Record With 7th Straight Win, 22-3

from Press Release

CLINTON, S.C. — Sophomore Emma Sissman sparked a 17-0 run by scoring five of her game-high eight goals in the spurt and Davidson rolled to its seventh straight victory, 22-3, at Presbyterian Sunday afternoon in Big South women's lacrosse in Martin Stadium.

With their seven wins in a row, the Wildcats (8-5, 4-0 Big South) have now tied the school record set last year and continued their Big South winning streak by pushing it to 11 straight.

Davidson blew the game open by scoring 17 unanswered goals in the final 43 minutes for the 19-goal victory.

Sissman's eight goals and eight points were a career-high. Joining her with solid offensive days were Ann Fucigna (three goals, two assists) and Emily Cooke (one goal, four assists) with five points apiece.

Emily Rademacher netted three goals and tied her career-high with four points, while Katherine Rueger also scored three goals and dished out an assist for four points.

Catherine Schmidt and Jean Atkinson both returned to action after missing some time and had nice games. Schmidt had a goal and an assist, while Atkinson dished out her first assist of the year. Kendall Theileman netted a goal and Erin Doherty tied her season-best with a pair of goals to round out Davidson's scoring.

Presbyterian (4-9, 0-4 Big South) had three players score once each for its three goals on the afternoon.

Sissman gave Davidson a 5-1 lead early with three straight scores, two of them off assists from Fucigna and Cooke. But, the Blue Hose got goals from Brianne Ward and Jess Goergen within 34 seconds of each other to make it 5-3.

From there, it was all Sissman and the Wildcats. The midfielder would score three more goals in the half, including a free-position goal with three ticks left to make it 13-3 at halftime.

The scoring continued into the second half when Rademacher set the tone by netting her 21st goal 51 seconds into the start of the new half. Cooke had a goal and two assists to give her 25 on the year in the half, and Schmidt finished off the 'Cats' huge scoring binge with a free-position goal at the 2:18 mark.

Katy Boyle again was stout between the pipes, allowing a season-low three goals and stopping five shots.

Rademacher had a career-high seven draw controls and was one of three Wildcats to record two groundballs. Defender Holly Thomas had a career-best two of Davidson's five caused turnovers on the day.

Davidson went a season-best 6-for-10 on free-position attempts with Rademacher and Sissman getting two each.

After a three-game week, the Wildcats are off until hosting Liberty next Saturday, April 19, at 3 p.m. for Senior Day.

GAME NOTES: During the win streak, Davidson has outscored the opposition 91-52, including 47-18 on the road ... Fucigna has registered 33 points on 20 goals and 13 assists in the last seven games ... Sissman has picked up 27 of her 37 goals during the winning streak ... head coach Kim Wayne moved to within two victories of 50 for her career.

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