Kutztown Travels to Edinboro for Historic Win

EDINBORO, Pa. Kutztown took another step forward with an 11-10 win over Edinboro in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference action, the first league victory since the restart of the program in 2008.

After competing as an independent during its first season, the Golden Bears have increased their win total each season, but a PSAC win had eluded the team until defeating the Fighting Scots.

Edinboro took an early 3-1 lead before back-to-back scores by Jillian Spencer (Sewell, N.J./Washington Township) and Rosa Buffolino (Monroe Township, N.J./Monroe Township) tied things up with 19:14 to play in the first half. The Fighting Scots again took a two-goal lead, but a 4-2 run by Kutztown (4-8, 1-6 PSAC) to end the half knotted things at 7-7.

Goals by Buffolino, Spencer and Emily Solt (Bowmanstown, Pa./Concord (Del.)) to open the second half put the Golden Bears on top 10-7 with 20 minutes to play.

Edinboro (5-7, 1-6 PSAC) closed the game with a 3-1 run, but Leeann Pica's (Levittown, Pa./Neshaminy) score with 5:39 left proved to be enough to fend off the Fighting Scots.

Not only the goal scored by Pica the game-winner, but it put her at 100 career points. She is just the sixth player in school history to reach the plateau and just the second since the program was reestablished.

She also had two ground balls and four draw controls in the game.

Buffolino led all players with four goals in the game. Solt added three and Spencer scored twice, as well. Megan Schwar (Alpha, N.J./Phillipsburg) had a goal and two assists.

Marisa Kalodner (Havertown, Pa./Haverford) and Alexis Williams (Woolwich Township, N.J./Kingsway) each had four ground balls. Williams played all 60 minutes in goal and stopped four shots.

Shannon Rohrich had three goals for Edinboro, while three other Fighting Scots scored two apiece. Dominique Young had six draw controls.

Teresa Fiori made seven saves in goal for Edinboro.

Kutztown outshot the Fighting Scots 24-16 and held a 21-16 advantage in ground balls.

The Golden Bears also committed a season-low 13 turnovers in the game.

Before bringing back the program in 2008, KU had sponsored women's lacrosse from 1975-1990, winning the 1982 PSAC Championship and playing in several conference championship games.

Kutztown hosts Slippery Rock on April 14 at 3:00 p.m.


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