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Women’s Lacrosse Earns Decisive Win Over Winthrop

by | Feb 22, 2018 | Sports

Sophomore Shannon Blee led the Wildcats’ offense – scoring 3 goals against the Winthrop Eagles.

DAVIDSON, N.C.  — The Davidson women’s lacrosse team turned up the defense in their home opener, scoring a 10-5 win against Winthrop Thursday night under the lights inside Richardson Stadium.

Goalie Rose Woolson had 14 saves on the night in the Wildcats 10-5 win over the Winthrop Eagles.

The Wildcats (2-0) avenged their past two defeats to the Eagles by holding them to just a single goal in the first half and would lead by as many as seven goals in the second half. Goalie Rose Woolson was stout between the pipes, stopping a season-high 14 shots, one off her career best, and scooping up four groundballs.

Christine Molinari again led the way offensively with five points after a six-point outing in the Wildcats’ season-opener at Furman. The senior scored twice and dished out three assists.

Senior Christine Molinari led the Wildcats offense with two goals and three assists.

Finishing with four points was Shayne Antolini, who dished out three assists to give her eight through two games already. Shannon Blee came off the bench for another three-goal outing, while freshman Olivia Carey scored twice.

Winthrop (1-2) was paced by Mckenna Blick with two goals, while three other players scored one goal each.

It was a tightly played game through the first 20 minutes. Davidson was up 2-1 after goals from Jordan Wood(27:10) and Blee (23:55).

Freshman Jordan Wood (13) scored her first collegiate goal in the match up against Winthrop.

Things turned at the 10:03 mark when the Wildcats started a 5-0 run to go up 6-1 at the half. Carey scored twice during the spurt and Molinari had two of her three first-half assists.

Molinari made it 7-1 with a goal eight minutes into the second half and Sophia Sgroi made it 9-2 at the 11:05 mark. Winthrop would score three of the final four goals in the final eight minutes, but it was to late giving the ‘Cats a five-goal win.

Shots were fairly even, 25-24, in favor of the Eagles, but the Wildcats picked up a season-high 30 groundballs and went 22-of-24 on clear attempts.

Natalie Junior picked up a season-high six groundballs, while Sarah Kopp finished the box score with three groundballs, three draw controls and two caused turnovers.

Davidson turns around and heads to William & Mary for a Sunday game at 2 p.m.

The breakaway speed of sophomore Claudia Becker allowed the Cats to get down field quickly and transition into offense.

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