Brewers Net 19 in Downing Western Connecticut

DANBURY, CT (April 22, 2010) The Vassar College women's lacrosse team scored a season-high 19 goals, getting a pair of five goal games from junior attack Sarah Warner and sophomore attack Elizabeth Feltch, and the Brewers evened their record at 7-7 with an impressive 19-12 victory over Western Connecticut State University on Thursday afternoon.

The Brewers, 7-7, 1-5, head into the final two games of the season on a two-game winning streak and winners of three of the last four games. Vassar next travels to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for a Liberty League contest on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. WestConn falls to 9-4 and will host Plymouth State on Saturday at Noon.

Buoyed by Warner's fifth five-goal game of the season , a career-best outing by Feltch, and exceptional goal tending by junior Nicole Englehardt, the Brewers broke out to a 7-2 lead midway through the first half and extended that margin to 10-5 at intermission.

The closest Western Connecticut came to challenging the Brewers was at the 26:09 mark of the second half when sophomore attack Brianna Mitterando converted on a free position shot to cut Vassar's led to 11-7. The Brewers responded by scoring five of the game's next seven goals, two coming off the stick of Feltch, for a 16-9 lead.

WestConn responded by getting two straight goals from freshman midfielder Emily Brooks, cutting the Vassar lead to 16-11 with 15:53 to play, but Feltch squelched that comeback with her fourth goal of the half that increased Vassar's lead to 17-11. Feltch has been offensively proficient lately, scoring 14 goals in her last five games.

Engelehardt had 15 saves in the contest, getting 11 of those in the second half.

While the Brewers held just a 36-32 advantage in shots, Vassar put 31 of those shots on goal, with WestConn freshman goalie Meghan Maroney making 12 saves in the contest.

Vassar got offensive contributions from seven different players. In addition to Warner and Feltch's offensive prowess, junior attack Allie Morgan had three goals junior attack Moe Byrne chipped in with two and freshman midfielder Marissa Reilly added two goals.

Brooks and freshman attack Elena Glayton had two goals for WestConn.


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