Altomare Sets Career Assist Record as Pride Downs Tribe

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (April 18, 2014)-The William & Mary lacrosse team fell to Hofstra, 10-5, at Martin Family Stadium at Albert-Daly Field on Friday evening.

W&M (2-12, 0-4) owned an early 3-1 lead but was held scoreless for a span of more than 38 minutes as Hofstra (7-8, 1-2) capitalized with eight unanswered goals to secure the victory.

Junior Alexi Farmakis led the Tribe with three goals, while senior Taelor Salmon and sophomore Zoe Boger also added scores. Additionally, Salmon and senior Jenna Dougherty totaled three draw controls apiece.

Defensively, senior Holly Kramer registered two caused turnovers and two ground balls, while senior goalie Colleen Nofi posted nine saves.

Although W&M held a commanding 11-6 advantage in draw controls, Hofstra outshot the College, 24-19, and totaled two more ground balls (17-15).

Things looked good for the Tribe early, as it raced out to a 3-1 lead. Farmakis tallied the first two scores while Boger found the back of the cage with 18:48 showing.

However, HU closed the half with four unanswered goals to lead 5-3 at halftime. W&M nearly cut the margin to one with just 0:04 remaining in the initial stanza, but junior Kaleigh Noon's free position shot bounced off the left goalpost.

Hofstra extended its lead to 9-3 by scoring the first four goals of the second half.

Although Salmon's goal with 10:24 remaining ended the Pride's run and Farmakis followed with a free position score a few minutes later, W&M was unable to get any closer during the remainder of the contest.

Eight different players found the back of the cage for Hofstra, as Sam Lenox and Jenn Ward led the way with two goals apiece.

The Tribe will conclude its conference slate when it hosts Drexel on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

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Williamsburg, VA Junior attacker Brittain Altomare became the program's all-time leader in career assists as her two helpers against the Tribe gave her 83 for her career and Hofstra earned a dominating 10-5 victory over William & Mary on Friday evening at Martin Family Stadium at Albert-Daly Field.

Altomare broke the previous record of 82 career assists held by Kathleen McPike (1998-2001) and Kimberly Hillier (2004-07). Altomare also had a goal and four ground balls in the contest.

The win was the Pride's second in a row and improved their record to 7-8 overall and 1-2 in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) play. William & Mary fell to 2-12 and 0-4 in league play with the defeat.

Junior attacker Sam Lenox keyed the turnaround for the Pride as she had a pair of goals in the first half to kick-start an 8-0 scoring run for Hofstra that turned a 3-1 deficit into a 9-3 advantage spanning both halves.

Hofstra would battle back from an early 3-1 deficit in the first half to take a 5-3 lead into the halftime break. Alexi Farmakis scored twice in the first five minutes of the game for the Tribe, around a goal from senior attacker Julia Riemer for Hofstra, to give William & Mary a 2-1 lead early on.

Zoe Boger would extend the lead to two goals for the Tribe before Hofstra made its end of the half push.

The Pride would score the final four goals of the half to completely change the complexion of the contest and Hofstra would hold the two-goal advantage into the intermission.

Senior midfielder Jenn Ward got the half-closing 4-0 scoring run started for the Pride and she was followed by a pair of tallies from Lenox just 24 seconds apart. Senior attacker Lindsay McKinnon would make it a two-goal game with the final goal of the opening stanza at the 2:30 mark for the Pride.

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