Longwood Hammers Howard in NLC Action

FARMVILLE, Va. The Longwood University women's lacrosse team defeated National Lacrosse Conference (NLC) foe Howard University 24-3 on Thursday afternoon in Washington, D.C.. Juniors Cara O'Brien/Arlington (Bishop O'Connell) and Duan Wright/Church Hill, Md. (South River) each scored four goals in the win.

The 24 goals ties the Longwood record for goals in a game, set during the 1984 season against Randolph-Macon College. The Lancers (4-5, 3-0 NLC) return to action on Sunday, April 4, when they host the University of Louisville at 12:00 p.m. at the Athletics Complex in Farmville.

Longwood jumped out to a 10-0 lead with 13:11 remaining in the first half seven players scoring during the run. Howard (1-10, 0-5 NLC) scored three of the next four goals as the Lancers carried an 11-3 lead in to halftime. Longwood added 13 goals in the second half to win 24-3.

O'Brien led Longwood with four goals and one assist for five points. Senior Page Farmer/Richmond (St. Catherine's) added two goals with three assists. Wright added four goals and junior Karli Brentlinger/Gambrills, Md. (South River) scored three goals with one assist. Sophomore Sam Stifler/Jarrettsville, Md. (North Harford), junior Morgan Illian/Salisbury, Md. (Parkside), sophomore Jess Rudloff/West Chester, Pa. (West Chester East) and sophomore Karen Nirschl/Herndon (Bishop O'Connell) scored two goals each.

Junior goalkeeper Juli Liebig/Centreville, Md. (Queen Anne's) gave up three goals with one save in the first half. Senior Eliza Coughter/Charlottesville (Charlottesville) recorded one save in the second half.

Longwood had the advantage in shots (39-5), ground balls (13-7), draw controls (21-6) and turnovers (11-13).

Howard was led by Ashley Lawrence with one goal and one assist. Ashlee Brown and Jazzmin Drennon each scored one goal.

2010-04-01



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