Burkardt Sets Record as SVC Advances by W&J to PAC Finals

LATROBE (April 25) - Senior Kaley Burkardt set the single-game Saint Vincent record with 10 goals as the Bearcats built a sizeable lead and coasted to an 18-14 win over Washington & Jefferson in the semifinals of the 2014 Presidents' Athletic Conference tournament.

With the win, the top-seeded Saint Vincent women's lacrosse team improves to 10-3 on the season and moves to Saturday's championship game against the winner of the second semifinal game between second-seeded Thiel and third-seeded Waynesburg. The contest is slated for a 2:00 p.m. start at Chuck Noll Field. W&J, the tournament's fourth seed, finishes the season 0-10.

SVC built an 8-0 lead through the games first 11 minutes, with five goals scored by Burkardt. Junior Molly Snyder scored two goals and assisted on two others during the span.

After SVC was up 10-2, Burkardt scored four-straight goals in a span of under five minutes to stretch the lead to 14-2 with 5:33 left in the first half and break the record previously held by Alyssa Lang, who scored nine goals against Waynesburg on April 20, 2013. The Presidents scored the final two goals of the first half as SVC led 14-4 through 30 minutes.

The Bearcats coasted through the second half, allowing W&J to out-score them 10-4, posting the eventual final of 18-14.

For the game, SVC held a 41-15 advantage on shots, including 26-4 in the first half. Saint Vincent also controlled 22 of 34 draws.

Burkardt's 10 points led all players, while Snyder added seven points, including five assists. Sarah Wallerstedt contributed three points (two assists) and Maggie Garvey tallied a goal and an assist.

Michelle Mitchell (10-2) earned the win, playing the first half in goal. Christine Cook played the second half in net for the Bearcats.

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LATROBE, Pa. -- Kaley Burkhardt scored all 10 of her school-record goals during the first half to help top-seeded Saint Vincent earn a 18-14 victory over fourth-seeded Washington & Jefferson Friday afternoon in the Presidents' Athletic Conference Women's Lacrosse Tournament semifinals at Chuck Noll Field.

The Presidents' seventh NCAA Division III varsity season ends with an 0-10 record. Saint Vincent improves to 10-3 overall and will host the winner of the Thiel-Waynesburg match tomorrow in Latrobe.

The Bearcats led 14-4 at halftime after outshooting the Presidents 26-4. SVC scored the first eight goals of the game, five of which were netted by Burkhardt.

Alex Dikos got W&J on the scoreboard with a goal at the 14:34 mark, but Saint Vincent followed with six of the next seven goals to build its large halftime advantage.

Washington & Jefferson used two four-goal runs in the second half to narrow its deficit before running out of time.

Dikos led W&J with a career-high six goals, while adding one assist for a seven-point afternoon. Harvey posted six points with three goals and three assists. She also grabbed seven draw controls. Ashley Bulger finished with four goals and Holly DeLoache added one. Kelsey Roetenberg turned back 16 shots in goal.

Eight different Bearcats scored, including two from Molly Snyder, who also dished out five assists. Michelle Mitchell made four first-half saves to earn the win in goal.


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