Washington & Jefferson Can't Come Back at Adrian

WASHINGTON, Pa. Adrian College built a 9-3 halftime lead and held on to hand Washington & Jefferson College its first women's lacrosse loss of the season 15-11 Saturday at AC Performance Stadium.

The Bulldogs (5-1) had seven different goal scorers and outshot W&J (3-1) by a 26-22 margin.

Adrian assumed control of the game early by netting six of the first seven goals, four of which were scored by Rachel Johnston.

The Presidents regrouped and closed to within 9-5 in the first 30 seconds of the second half. Senior midfielder Elizabeth Turcik (Ligonier, Pa./Miss Halls School) scored 16 seconds into the half and freshman midfielder Breanna Shorten (York, Pa./York Suburban) added a goal only 12 seconds later.

Junior midfielder Brittany Fradkin (Owings Mills, Md./St. Paul's School for Girls) brought the Presidents to within 13-11 with 7:59 remaining, but the Bulldogs allowed only one W&J shot for the remainder of the game while adding a pair of insurance goals.

Senior midfielder Brittany Oake (Belle Mead, N.J./Montgomery) led W&J with five goals. Fradkin collected three goals, while Turcik added two. Senior attacker Lauren Novak (Wexford, Pa./Pine-Richland) provided the Presidents' lone assist. Junior goalie Julia McLellan (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville) finished the match with five saves.

Adrian goalie Laura Finfrock posted 11 saves to keep Adrian in front for the entire contest.

W&J stays on the road and plays at Centre (Ky.) Monday at 5:00 pm.

2012-03-17



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