No. 19 Mary Washington Routs Wesley

Sophomore All-Americans Catherine Kennedy (Baltimore, Md., Baltimore Lutheran) and Allie Kimmelman (Burke, Va., Robinson) combined for six goals and four assists in leading the 19th-ranked University of Mary Washington women's lacrosse team past Wesley College, 19-2, in Capital Athletic Conference action on Friday. The Eagles improve to 10-3 overall and 6-0 in CAC play, and clinch a bye in the first round of the CAC Tournament in two weeks.

The Eagles blanked the Wolverines in the first half, 14-0, outshooting the guests, 28-0, in the opening frame. Kennedy scored all four of her tallies in the opening frame, and Kimmelman dished out four assists. Katie Wallis (Cypress, Texas, Cy-Creek) and Lauren Callison (Stevensville, Md., Kent Island) each scored twice in the opening frame.

The second half saw Brittany Butler (Easton, Conn., Joel Barlow) score two of UMW's first three goals, with Kimmelman adding another. After Wesley scored a pair of goals, freshmen Julie Frase (Preston, Md., Gunston Day) and Claire Gianelle (Salisbury, Md., Parkside) capped the scoring for the Eagles.

Mary Washington outshot the Wolverines, 33-6, and had 16 draw controls to seven for the guests. The Eagles limited Wesley to 3-16 on clear attempts. Freshman Kathryn Stiltz (Marietta, Ga., Walton) made two second half saves in relief of Leigh Ann Redefer (Lewes, Del., Cape Henlopen) in the Eagle goal.

Kennedy had four goals, and Kimmelman added two goals and four asissts. Callison had two goals and two asists, and freshman Sara Donatich (Melville, N.Y., Walt Whitman) added two goals and one assist.

The Eagles will host top-ranked Salisbury University next Wednesday at 4:00 p.m., with the top seed in the CAC tournament on the line.

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FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - No. 19 Mary Washington scored the game's first 17 goals en route to a 19-2 win over Wesley College in Capital Athletic Conference women's lacrosse.

The Eagles (10-3, 6-0 CAC) shut out the Wolverines (7-6, 1-4 CAC) in the first half, taking a 14-0 lead into the break. Mary Washington found the back of the net three more times to open the second half before Wesley scored consecutive goals midway through the half.

Chelsea Buttacavoli (Brick, N.J./Marlboro) got Wesley on the board with a score with 16:06 left in the contest and Jen Jacobs (Aberdeen, Md./Aberdeen) scored a minute and a half later.

Catherine Kennedy led all players with four goals for the Eagles. Allie Kimmelman had two goals and four assists for a game-high six points.

Alyssa Batty (Chalfont, Pa./Central Bucks West) played the first 40 minutes in goal for Wesley, making 11 saves. Amanda Hudson (Frederica, Del./St. Thomas More) entered for the final 20 minutes and made one stop. Batty also led the team with four ground balls.

Brooke Bennett (Milton, Del./Cape Henlopen) had three ground balls and caused a pair of turnovers.

The Wolverines will look to bounce back on Sunday, April 11 when York (Pa.) visits Scott D. Miller Stadium.

2010-04-09



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