Lovett Scores Career-High Three Goals For WC
GLASSBORO, N.J. – Host Rowan used a seven-goal run spanning both halves to turn a 5-3 deficit into a 10-5 lead en route to a 12-8 win over visiting Washington College at Coach Wackar Stadium on Saturday afternoon in a non-conference women's lacrosse game. The Profs improve to 2-0 on the season, while the Shorewomen fall in their season opener for the first time since 2010.
Brittany Bollendorf got Rowan onto the board 61 seconds into the game to put the hosts ahead 1-0, but just 1:18 later, junior midfielder Emily Hubley (West Chester, Pa./Bayard Rustin) tied the game at 1-1 on an unassisted score. The Shorewomen took their first lead of the game at 2-1 with 27:14 left in the first half when freshman midfielder Katherine Vincent (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) netted her first collegiate goal. Junior attacker Caroline Lovett (Lancaster, Pa./Penn Manor) made it 3-1 with 15:33 to go in the first on a free position tally. Just 20 seconds later, freshman midfielder Alli Dudley (New Windsor, Md./Francis Scott Key) made it four straight goals for the Shorewomen and put WC up by three. For Dudley, it was her first Washington goal. Rowan would end the run with 13:37 to go in the half on Jamie Blondina's free position score and the Profs would cut the lead to 4-3 with 12:33 left on a Cat Luick goal. Washington would make it 5-3 when Vincent found Lovett for her second goal of the contest with 11:02 to go. Becca Wood trimmed the lead back to 5-4 with 8:50 left in the half on an unassisted goal. Rowan would tie it up at 5-5 with 2:02 left in the half when Blondina scored for the second time and that would the score at halftime.
Rowan took its first lead since early in the first half when Wood capped a possession of 2:16 with her second goal of the game to lead 6-5 after Rowan won the opening draw of the second half. Rowan made it 7-5 with 19:42 to go in the contest by Rachel Emerson on a free position man-up goal. Blondina converted another free position chance to make it 8-5 with 16:23 left and just 67 ticks later Wood tallied her third of the game on a man-up goal to give Rowan a four-goal lead. The Profs made it seven goals in a row when Blondina found Kelly O'Brien to make it 10-5 with 13:37 remaining in the contest. Lovett finally stopped the run with her second goal of the game to trim the Rowan lead to 10-6 with 11:15 remaining. However, Marissa Micciche restored the five-goal lead just 1:09 later to put the Profs ahead 11-6 and O'Brien found Luick to give the Profs a 12-6 lead with 6:03 to go. Hubley scored her second goal of the game on a feed from Vincent to cut the lead to 12-7 with 1:59 to go in the contest and Dudley cashed in on a free position with 1:45 remaining to trim it to 12-8 and provide the final margin.
Blondina had a game-high four points on three goals and one assist, while Wood matched Blondina for game-high in goals with three. Luick had a pair of goals for the Profs, while O'Brien had two points on a goal and a helper. Lauren Callaghan won a game-high six draw controls and tied for game-best in ground balls with five. Rowan got 14 saves in goal from Lindsay Barrie in the win. The Profs won 15 of the games 22 draw controls and held a 19-15 edge in ground balls. Rowan outshot WC by a 36-34 margin and picked up its first win in the series since 2010.
Lovett scored a career-high three goals and matched her personal-best in points with three for Washington, while Vincent had three points on one goal and a contest-best two assists. Dudley and Hubley each scored twice for Washington. In goal, freshman goalie Allison Remenapp (Woodbine, Md./Century) made nine saves in her debut for the Shorewomen playing the first 51:26 before giving way to freshman goalie Haylee Solomon (Wantagh, N.Y./Stanford H. Calhoun) for the final 8:34 and she made one stop. Junior defender Liz Godorov (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill East) had a game-high and career-best four caused turnovers and tied for tops in the contest with five ground balls, also a personal-best.
Rowan was 15-for-18 in clears, while Washington was 14-for-18. Rowan went 4-for-9 in free positions, while Washington went 2-for-4.
Washington travels to in-state rival St. Mary's (Md.) on Wednesday afternoon for a 4:00 p.m. non-conference clash.