W&J Jumps out Early, Holds on to Defeat Marymount

ARLINGTON, Va. Washington & Jefferson College jumped out to a 5-1 first-half lead and held on to beat Marymount 10-7 in women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon.

The Presidents upped their record to 2-0 while defeating the Lions for the third-straight time. Marymount dropped to 0-3 on the season.

W&J received goals from five different players as it took a 5-1 lead 12 minutes into the contest. Senior Lauren Novak (Wexford, Pa./Pine-Richland) got the scoring started just over two minutes into the game with her fourth goal of the season. After the Lions tied the game at one, senior Brittney Oake (Belle Mead, N.J./Montgomery) fired a shot into the back of the net that started a 4-0 W&J spurt.

Marymount answered with two of the final three goals during the first half, making the score 6-3 at halftime.

The Lions were able to cut the Presidents' lead to two on four occasions during the final 30 minutes, but each time W&J had an answer. Junior Brittany Fradkin's (Owings Mills, Md./St. Paul's School for Girls) third goal of the game with three minutes remaining in regulation provided a final insurance tally and clinched the three-goal victory.

In addition to her trio of scores, Fradkin paced the Presidents with eight shots on goal, while picking up two ground balls. Junior Kelsey Kraus (Sewickley, Pa./Quaker Valley) also recorded a three-point day with two goals and one assist, while Novak added a pair of goals.

Junior goalie Julia McLellan (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville) made seven saves and scooped up a team-high five ground balls.

Marymount, which outshot W&J 24-23, was led by Tancy Weatherford, who netted a pair of goals and dished out one assist.

W&J faces Waynesburg in its home opener at Alexandre Stadium on Wednesday at 6:00 pm.

2012-03-10



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