Davidson Ousts Longwood in NLC Quarterfinals

DAVIDSON, N.C. Longwood suffered a 19-9 defeat at Davidson in the NLC quarterfinal Friday afternoon. Mary Barondess|Centreville (Westfield) led the group against the Wildcats (8-9, 4-3 NLC) with her three-goal effort on three shots. The Lancers (3-13, 3-4 NLC) will play Howard in a consolation match tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. to conclude the 2012 campaign.

Davidson opened the game with three-straight goals, but Longwood answered with three in a row to tie the game at 3-3 with 18:42 to be played in the first. The Wildcats, however, preceded to make a 7-1 run over an eight-minute span between 17:22 and 9:33 to take a 10-4 advantage in the first half. Sophomore Lauren Prasnicki|Lexington (Rockbridge County) -- who also tallied three points on two goals and one assist -- scored Longwood's final goal of the half at 3:43, and the hosts were able to put one more on the board with eight ticks left to make it an 11-5 intermission score.

At 17:35, the Lancers brought it within 12-7 from Barondess and Prasnicki, respectively, but that was as close as they'd get the remainder of the second period. Davidson pushed for six in a row, ending with 6:03 remaining in the game and an 18-7 lead. Longwood would net two more, including a final goal with just five seconds on the clock -- that bookended a Davidson goal at 1:30 -- but there was not enough time to overcome the deficit.

Senior captain Hannah Riggs|Eden Prairie, Minn. (Eden Prairie) registered a team-high six draw controls and three ground balls. Senior captain Jessica Rudloff|West Chester, Pa. (West Chester East) along with freshmen Liz Trainer|Ellicott City, Md. (Mt. Hebron) and Sara Jacobson|Gainesville (Battlefield) all tallied one goal.

Junior Jamie Brentlinger|Gambrills, Md. (Arundel) registered one goal and one assist, while senior captain Sam Stifler|Jarrettsville, Md. (North Harford) dished out one assist. Junior transfer Mollie Zimmerman|Fairpoint, N.Y. (Monroe CC|Catawba College) played the first 30 minutes in goal for Longwood, making three saves and collecting one ground ball, while freshman Christian Acker|Moorestown, N.J. (Moorestown) played the last 30 minutes, also making three saves with one ground ball.

2012-05-04



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