Longwood Suffers Hard NLC Loss to Jacksonville

FARMVILLE, Va. Longwood suffered a hard 22-4 loss at the hands of visiting NLC foe Jacksonville on Sunday afternoon at the Athletics Complex in Farmville.

Senior captain Sam Stifler|Jarrettsville, Md. (North Harford) and junior Jamie Brentlinger|Gambrills, Md. (Arundel) each scored two goals apiece in the loss to the Dolphins (10-3, 4-1 NLC). The Lancers (2-10, 2-2 NLC) get back on the road Friday, April 20 to face another NLC opponent Davidson in Davidson, North Carolina at 7:00 p.m.

Longwood opened the game with a potential scoring opportunity on a nice shot from senior captain Jessica Rudloff|West Chester, Pa. (West Chester), but JU's Karli Tobin made the save in net and started the Dolphins counterattack. Jacksonville proceeded to fire 10 shots in five minutes, which ultimately resulted in the first of 11 unanswered goals at 22:09.

The Lancers finally halted the run as Stifler netted her first goal, a free position attempt, with 5:55 remaining in the first period. Following the Longwood goal, Jacksonville finished twice more to close out the half with a 13-1 margin entering intermission.

To start the second half, JU and Longwood swapped goals between 28:44 and 23:36 as Brentlinger scored both of her tallies at 25:48 off a dish from Rudloff and again at 23:36. The visitors then went on a five-goal run that started at 20:03 and ended at 7:54 prior to Stifler netting her second goal, another free position attempt, at 5:33. The Dolphins again ended the half with the final two goals, the first at 1:25 and the last with just 46 ticks on the clock.

Jacksonville had 13 different players score, five of which netted multiple goals, including Ali Hoffman with a game-high 4. JU also outshot Longwood 29-5 in the first half and 53-10 overall, making that the most shots allowed by the Lancers this season and the fewest taken.

Senior captain Hannah Riggs|Eden Prairie, Minn. (Eden Prairie) tied her season-high draw control tally with seven, also a team-high in the game, and collected two ground balls. Junior transfer Mollie Zimmerman|Fairpoint, N.Y. (Monroe CC|Catawba College) played the first 52:19 in goal for Longwood, taking the loss and making 14 saves while collecting one ground ball and registering one caused turnover.

Freshman Christian Acker|Moorestown, N.J. (Moorestown) finished out the game's final 7:41, making one save and allowing two goals. Tobin played the first 44:59 for JU with three saves, two ground balls and one caused turnover, while Asia Moore saw time in goal for the last 15:01, making one save, grabbing one ground ball and conceding one goal.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville scored the first 11 goals of the game and had 13 in the first half as the Dolphins beat Longwood, 22-4, in a National Lacrosse Conference game in Farmville, Va.

Sophomore Ali Hoffman continued her torrid play as she scored four goals and had an assist to lead the offensive charge which saw the Dolphins unload a school-record 53 shots which bested the previous mark of 50 set last year against Liberty.

JU completed a very successful two-game swing through the state in which they outscored their opponents 44-8. Hoffman has six assists in a 22-4 win over Liberty Friday.

Teammates Amanda Hurley and Kayleigh Hynes both had hat tricks on the day as 13 players scored for the Dolphins (10-3, 4-1). It was the second consecutive game Hynes scored three goals and Hurley had five on the road trip.

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