Washington & Jefferson Tops Saint Vincent

LATROBE, Pa. -- The Washington & Jefferson College women's lacrosse team equaled its win total from a year ago after posting a 10-4 victory over Saint Vincent Saturday.

The Presidents, who are competing in their third NCAA Division III varsity season, improved to 8-3 overall, including a 7-0 mark in away games. Last year, W&J finished with an 8-7 overall record.

In addition, Washington & Jefferson's all-time record moved over the .500 mark for the first time in school history. W&J is now 19-18 in three years under Head Coach Kate Scattergood.

Megan Fisher scored the opening goal for the Lady Bearcats (1-6) five minutes into the match; however, W&J responded with four consecutive goals. Freshman midfielder Kelsey Kraus (Uniontown, Pa./Laurel Highlands) scored first at the 20:59 mark and sophomore defender Brittney Oake (Bell Mead, N.J./Montgomery) followed with a goal 10 seconds later.

Kraus fired in her second goal 38 seconds after Oake's tally and sophomore midfielder Liz Turcik (Ligonier, Pa./Miss Halls School) ended the rally with a goal at the 7:31 mark.

Kelly Naugle scored eight seconds before halftime to bring SVC to within 5-2, but another four-goal spurt over the first 12 minutes of the second half put W&J in control. Kraus added two more goals, while junior attacker Courtney Schrock (Chalfont, Pa./Central Bucks West) and sophomore attacker Joanne Chojecki (Lake View, N.Y./Frontier Senior) supplied the other goals.

Schrock ended the game with two goals and one assist. She leads the squad with 38 goals and eight assists. Turcik also had a two-goal game.

Freshman goalie Julia McLellan (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville) made six of her eight saves in the first half. W&J held a 25-17 shot advantage and grabbed 14 of 16 draw controls. Oake recorded a game-high five draw controls.

Fisher had two goals for Saint Vincent, while Naugle added one goal and two assists. Jennifer Forsyth suffered the loss in goal despite making 10 saves.

Washington & Jefferson looks to keep its perfect 7-0 road record intact Wednesday when traveling to Oberlin (Ohio) for a 7:00 pm game. Dating back to last season, the Presidents have won 11 consecutive games away from Alexandre Stadium. W&J's loss road loss came at Adrian (Mich.) on April 4, 2009.


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