W&J Falls to FDU in ECAC Mid-Atlantic Championship

MADISON, N.J. -- Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham scored six goals in the final 10 minutes to earn a 12-8 victory over Washington & Jefferson College Sunday in the 2010 ECAC Division III Mid-Atlantic Women's Lacrosse Tournament Championship Game at Robert T. Shields Field.

The top-seeded Devils (16-6) trailed 7-6 with 9:38 remaining, but Erika Depelteau's free-position goal changed the momentum and fueled a 6-1 game-ending rally.

FDU-Florham never trailed in the first half and grabbed a 4-3 halftime lead. W&J freshman midfielder Brittany Fradkin (Owings Mills, Md./St. Paul's SFG) scored twice in the first half, including a goal with seven seconds left which brought the second-seeded Presidents (13-4) to within one goal.

The Devils appeared to take control of the match with a pair of early second-half goals, but W&J roared back with four unanswered goals to claim its first lead at the 12:29 mark. Fradkin started the comeback with back-to-back goals, while junior attacker Courtney Schrock (Chalfont, Pa./Central Bucks West) and sophomore defender Brittney Oake (Belle Meade, N.J./Montgomery) followed with goals two minutes apart for a 7-6 lead.

Depelteau's goal three minutes later tied the game and FDU-Florham scored three more times over the next four minutes for a 10-7 advantage. Fradkin's fifth goal of the match with 4:17 left closed the gap to two goals, but Linda Bohn answered 28 seconds later for the Devils and a late tally sealed the tournament title.

Fradkin scored her five goals on seven shot attempts to lead the Presidents' offense. Schrock finished with two goals to establish a new single-season record of 57. Oake added three draw controls to go along with her goal. Freshman Julia McLellan (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville) concluded her record-breaking, first collegiate season with seven saves.

FDU-Florham held a 28-16 edge in shots. The Devils, who scored on 6 of 10 free position attempts, also owned a slim 12-10 advantage in draw controls.

Seven different Devils scored goals led by Kristen Schuster's hat trick. Kelly Butler earned the win in goal after playing the final 30 minutes and making two saves.

W&J finished the 2010 season with a school-record 13 victories under Head Coach Kate Scattergood. The Presidents made their first-ever postseason and set a school record with seven consecutive wins before falling in the ECAC Championship match. Washington & Jefferson also finished the season with an 11-1 road record. W&J had won 15 consecutive matches away from Alexandre Stadium (span of 405 days) prior to the FDU-Florham loss.


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