Presidents Hold off Bobcats' Charge for One-Goal Win

FROSTBURG, Md. -- Washington & Jefferson scored four times in the first nine minutes of the second half to open a five-goal lead and held off a late Frostburg State charge to record an 11-10 women's lacrosse victory over the Bobcats on Wednesday evening at Bobcat Stadium.

The Presidents (9-3) received five goals from junior midfielder Brittany Fradkin ( Owings Mills, Md./St. Paul's School for Girls) and raised their win streak to four.

W&J grabbed a 3-1 lead nine minutes into the match, but the Bobcats (4-12) tied the game 10 minutes later after Malory Brunett's second goal. The Presidents answered with three-straight goals, capped on Fradkin's third tally of the half at the 5:04 mark.

Taylor Cassatt scored twice for FSU in the final four minutes to bring the hosts to within 6-5 at halftime.

W&J exploded for four goals, including two by Fradkin, early in the second half to post a 10-5 advanage with 21:04 remaining. Frostburg State clawed back in with three consecutive goals, but W&J senior midfielder Brittany Oake (Belle Mead, N.J./Montgomery Prep) ended the FSU rally with her second goal at the 8:54 mark.

Brunett scored twice 47 second apart to narrow the gap to 11-10 with 6:02 left in regulation, but W&J junior goalie Julia McLellan (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville) stopped the only shot on goal the rest of the way and the Presidents escaped with their ninth win.

Senior midfielder Liz Turcik (Ligonier, Pa./Miss Halls School) added two goals for the Presidents, who held a slim 25-24 shot advantage. W&J also converted all six of its free-position attempts. McLellan totaled five saves.

Brunett paced Frostburg State with six goals and Naomi Swann stopped six shots in the loss.

W&J returns to action on April 24 at Saint Vincent (6:00 pm).

2012-04-18



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