Washington & Jefferson Holds off Frostburg State

FROSTBURG, Md. -- Sophomore defender Brittney Oake (Bell Mead, N.J./Montgomery) scored with 41 seconds remaining to help Washington & Jefferson hold off a late Frostburg State rally and win its ninth road game of the season by a 9-8 margin Tuesday evening at Bobcat Stadium.

The Presidents (11-3) concluded their regular-season schedule away from Alexandre Stadium with a perfect 9-0 record this spring. W&J has won 13 consecutive road games dating back to April 11, 2009.

The Presidents also earned their first victory over the Bobcats since W&J started varsity women's lacrosse three years ago. Frostburg State had outscored Washington & Jefferson by a 37-19 margin the previous two seasons. Washington & Jefferson appeared to be running away with the game early on as four goals from freshman midfielder Brittany Fradkin (Owings Mills, Md./St. Paul's SFG) and another from Oake put W&J ahead 5-0 with 12:45 left in the first half.

The Bobcats (8-7) narrowed the gap to 5-1 at halftime, but then exploded for the first six goals of the second half for a 7-5 advantage. The goals were scored in the first 7:46 of the second half.

Fradkin's free position goal midway through the second half narrowed the gap to 7-6, but Ali Kapustin answered 31 seconds later for an 8-6 advantage.

Junior attacker Courtney Schrock (Chalfont, Pa./Central Bucks West) again closed the lead back to one goal at the 7:23 mark and sophomore midfielder Kerri Nunnamaker (Plymouth Meeting, Pa./Plymouth-Whitemarsh) tied the game two minutes later on a free position shot.

Sophomore defender Cayla Grodotzke (Merrick, N.Y./Sanford H. Calhoun) forced a FSU turnover with 90 seconds left which set up Oake's game winner.

Fradkin netted a season-high five goals, while Oake added two scores. Freshman goalie Julia McLellan (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville), who owns the nation's ninth-best save percentage, finished with nine stops. Megan Dent-Carman led FSU with three goals, while Tori Butts turned back seven shots in goal.

Both teams attempted 21 shots, but the Bobcats owned a 14-5 edge in draw controls. W&J forced 26 turnovers. W&J looks to end the regular season on a winning note Saturday when hosting Mt. St. Joseph at 2:00 pm.

2010-04-21



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