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

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Senior attacker Courtney Schrock (Chalfont, Pa./Central Bucks West) scored four goals, including the 200th of her career, but Washington & Jefferson's season ended at the hands of FDU-Florham for a second consecutive season as the Devils edged the Presidents 11-10 Saturday in the ECAC Mid-Atlantic semifinals at St. John Fisher's Growley Stadium.

Last year, FDU-Florham defeated W&J 12-8 in the 2010 ECAC Championship Match in New Jersey.

The sixth-seeded Presidents end their season with a 13-4 record for the second-straight year. The 13 victories tie a school record. No. 2 seed FDU-Florham (13-6) advances to Sunday's championship match where it meets top-seeded St. John Fisher, a 21-4 winner over fourth-seeded Marywood in the first semifinal.

The Devils scored the first two goals, but W&J exploded for five-straight goals, two of which were fired home by Schrock. FDU-Florham fought back to close to within 7-6 at halftime after Jennie Jones scored 50 seconds before intermission.

The game was tied twice in the first five minutes of the second half until junior midfielder Brittney Oake (Belle Meade, N.J./Montgomery) netted her team-leading 54th goal of the year at the 16:55 mark for a 9-8 W&J advantage.

The momentum shifted with 8:22 remaining as Erika Depelteau started a three-goal spurt in a span of 99 seconds for the Devils to build an 11-9 edge. Schrock buried her milestone goal with 6:15 left, but the Presidents were held off the scoreboard the rest of the way.

Ashley Schlindwein led five different FDU-Florham goal scorers with a hat trick. The Devils, who converted 6 of 7 free position attempts, outshot W&J 25-23 and received eight saves from Ashley Smith.

Schrock tallied eight shots in her final collegiate game. Oake netted three goals, while classmate Lauren Novak (Wexford, Pa./Pine Richland) added a pair. Sophomore midfielder Brittany Fradkin (Owings Mills, Md./St. Paul's SFG) rounded out the W&J goal scorers.

Sophomore goalie Julia McLellan (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville) compiled five saves in the cage.

Washington & Jefferson finishes with a winning record for the third time in its first four NCAA Division III varsity seasons under Head Coach Kate Scattergood.

2011-05-14



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