April 6, 2013

Women's Lax Coasts Past Vixens

SWEET BRIAR, Va. - The Shenandoah University women's lacrosse team completed another undefeated week with an 11-5 ODAC win at Sweet Briar Saturday afternoon.

The Hornets (9-2, 6-0 ODAC) maintained their spot atop the ODAC standings with the six-goal win over Sweet Briar (6-7, 0-6).

Senior Corrinne Kosmowski gave SU a lead it would not relinquish with a goal off of an Evie Gaffney assist 1:50 into the contest and thanks to two Liz Bereit goals in a 30-second span, had a comfortable margin the rest of the way.

The Vixens would cut their deficit to two goals on two different occasions, the last with 10:31 to play in the first, before Shenandoah pulled away on the strength of a 5-0 run that sandwiched halftime.

Coach Lindsey Lutz' club led 7-2 at the break and then scored the initial two goals of the second to take a 9-2 lead with 19:33 remaining.

Bereit capped the run with a free position goal.

After SBC made it 9-5 with goals at 15:10 and 8:11, Mary Kogler tallied at 3:55 and 1:20 to provide the final margin of victory.

Senior Amy Rollins had a game-high four goals with Bereit contributing a game-high five points on three goals and two assists.

Shenandoah outshot its hosts 28-15 and had a 13-9 advantage in groundballs.

The two teams split 18 draws.

SU goalies Ashley Cross and Bonnie Giovannetti made a combined four saves. Giovannetti had three of those stops in playing the final 30 minutes.

The Hornets host Randolph on Wednesday at 7:00 in another ODAC contest.