Lacrosse Comes From Behind, Defeats St. Bonaventure 11-10
OLEAN, N.Y. – Davidson lacrosse battled St. Bonaventure for 60 minutes on Saturday afternoon, holding off the Bonnies long enough to secure a one-goal, 11-10, Atlantic 10 victory.
Senior captain Erin Cooke scored a goal with 3:23 remaining in the third quarter to tie the game at 8-8, before Grace Fahey, Allie Hartnett and Riley Cochrane rattled off a 4-0 scoring tear to pull ahead 11-8 and ultimately secure the lead for good.
St. Bonaventure threatened with back-to-back goals to come back within one of the ‘Cats, 11-10, at the 3:29 mark in the fourth, but goalkeeper Amanda Monahan came up with a save on a free position shot with 27 ticks remaining to close out the victory.
The Bonnies controlled the pace of play in the first half, as Davidson led just once, 2-1, after a Josie Lambert goal from a Cooke pass. While the home team pulled back ahead 3-2 at the end of the first, Fahey equalized just 30 seconds into the second frame before St. Bonnies went ahead by two goals, 5-3, and eventually led 6-5 going into halftime.
Over the course of the second half, the Wildcats outscored St. Bonnies 6-4 and out shot them 12-8 to pull off the come-from-behind win.
Cooke led the ‘Cats with five points on the day, followed by four from Fahey and three apiece from Hartnett and Julianne Carey. St. Bonaventure’s Fiona McGovern led her squad with four points from three goals and an assist.
The ‘Cats will be back in action on Wednesday, March 22 to take on VCU in Richmond at 1 p.m.