Blue Devils Drop Shorewomen, 12-8
Vincent Scores Three Times in Loss for Shorewomen
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Fredonia State used a 6-1 run during the second half to post a 12-8 non-conference women's lacrosse victory over Washington College at the "Spring Fling" today in West Palm Beach, Fla. The Blue Devils picked up their first win of the season, improving to 1-2, while the Shorewomen fell to 2-2 on the year.
Fredonia held a 5-3 halftime lead, but the Shorewomen opened the second half with goals by senior midfielder Carly Eisenbrandt (Baltimore, Md./Towson) and freshman midfielder Katherine Vincent (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) with 27:42 and 24:55 remaining, respectively, to even the score at 5-5. Katie Kleine then scored on a free-position shot for the Blue Devils with 19:55 before sophomore attacker Carley Kendall (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton Area) tied the game for the final time with a goal with 18:24 left.
Fredonia then went on its big run, getting four straight goals from Kleine, Marissa Cussins, Shelby DePew, and Sam Owen before Vincent temporarily stopped the bleeding with a goal off a feed from junior defender Liz Godorov (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West) with 8:30 left to pull Washington to within three at 10-7. Kleine then found Juliana Kotas for a goal with 7:07 to play and scored another goal of her own with 5:56 left to give the Blue Devils their largest lead of the game at 12-7. Washington junior midfielder Emily Hubley (West Chester, Pa./Bayard Rustin) scored on a free-position with 4:13 to go to provide the final margin.
Katie Kleine led all players with three goals, three assists, and six draw controls in the win for Fredonia. Kristie Kleine scored three first-half goals for the Blue Devils, while Owen finished with a pair of goals. Jessica Zagari made 10 saves in goal for Fredonia, helping offset the Shorewomen's 31-20 advantage in shots in the game.
Vincent paced the Shorewomen with three goals in the loss. Eisenbrandt added two goals, while freshman midfielder Alli Dudley (New Windsor, Md./Francis Scott Key) had one goal and one assist.
Washington held a slim 11-10 advantage in draw controls in the game, but Fredonia controlled nine of the 12 draws in the second half.
The Shorewomen return to action Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. home game against Christopher Newport.