Wildcats Lacrosse Storms Past Bonaventure
DAVIDSON, N.C. — Backed by a monstrous seven-goal effort from senior captain Gianna New, including her 100th career goal, the Davidson Wildcats cruised past St. Bonaventure in Atlantic 10 play on Sunday, with an 18-5 victory from inside Richardson Stadium.
Overall, Davidson out shot the Bonnies 34-21, while keeper Amanda Monahan made nine saves for the win.
The ‘Cats jumped out to another strong start, scoring three goals in the first and building to a 8-0 lead before allowing St. Bonaventure its first goal of the day. With three more scores from New, Erin Cooke and Julianne Carey before the end of the half, Davidson went into the break with a comfortable 11-1 lead.
The Bonnies found their footing in the third, scoring four straight goals and chipping away to a 11-5 deficit. That would be it for the visitors however, as New scored her scored her fourth goal of the day in the final minute of the quarter and boosted the ‘Cats into a six-goal tear to close out the game.
The Wildcats will return to action next weekend on the road, with a pair of games in Virginia, beginning with VCU on Thursday afternoon and concluding against No. 19 Richmond on Saturday.