North Central Earns First-Ever Road Win at Albion

ALBION, Mich. (Apr. 18, 2010) - For the first time in its history, the North Central College women's lacrosse team has secured a victory away from the friendly confines of Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium, as the Cardinals edged out Albion College, 12-11, on the Britons' home field Sunday.

The Cardinals (3-8) overcame an early deficit to take the lead late in the first half, then fended off a comeback attempt in the game's final minutes.

Albion scored the first two goals of the contest, each coming in the first two minutes, though North Central's Jacqui Morgan and Ellen Larson followed with goals of their own to tie the game at 2-2. The Britons' Angela Derrick scored the game's next goal more than nine minutes later, though North Central strung together three goals in the next five minutes to take the lead for the first time. Amy Frazzini scored twice in the final four minutes of the half and North Central led, 7-4, at the break.

The Cardinals were held scoreless for the first 16 minutes of the second half, during which time Albion's Kayla Baker scored three times to tie the score at 7-7. North Central was able to counter with a three-goal surge of its own, as Frazzini, Caroline Gully and Natalie Vivacqua each scored during a four-minute stretch to restore the visitors' advantage to 10-7.

Albion's Ali Oatley scored twice in 35 seconds to narrow the deficit to 10-9 with 9:05 left, but Jessica Morgan and Danielle Fiala each scored to keep the Britons at bay. The home team scored twice in the final 1:27, but the Cardinals were able to keep the tying goal out of the net.

Frazzini's three goals were a team high for the Cardinals, while Baker scored six times for Albion.

The Cardinals travel to Oberlin, Ohio, next weekend to take on Allegheny College (Pa.) on Saturday and Oberlin College on Sunday.


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