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Women’s playoffs: Neumann falls in ECAC, Cabrini loses in NCAA opener

Thursday, 9th May 2013

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 5/9/13
From Press Releases

The Neumann University women’s Lacrosse team ended its season by losing to Fairleigh Dickinson – Florham University 22- 14 in the first round ECAC Mid Atlantic Tournament, Wednesday evening.

Alexa McIntyre (Kingsway) had a career day with six goals to lead the Knights.

FDU jumped out to a 3-0 lead to start the game. The first two goals were scored 38 seconds apart.

McIntyre opened the scoring for the Knights, before FDU riddled off the next three goals and take a 6-1 lead.

Amanda Fedak (Pope John Paul II) squeezed in a goal to draw a goal back, but FDU answered with two goals and gain an 8-2 lead.

FDU went into halftime with a 13-6 lead. Five of the seven free position goals for FDU came in the first half.

Neumann could not stage any a run goals in the second half and they couldn’t establish a necessary rhythm to the game.

In an exchange of goals in the second half, FDU had a 9-7 advantage.

Chrissy Hughes (Springfield-Delco) made six saves in the game.

The game was relatively even from a statistical standpoint, but FDU went seven for 11 in free position shots, where the Knights were two for six.

Salisbury 21, Cabrini 1

The cavaliers’ season came to an end at No. 2 Salisbury University in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Cavaliers end the 2013 campaign with an overall record of 11-8.

The loss also closes the careers of seniors Christina Pasquariello (Harriton) and Kaitlyn Smith. The ladies appeared in a combined 125 games. Pasquariello totaled 151 career points, including 98 goals and 53 assists.

On the defensive side, Smith scooped 59 ground balls and caused 21 career turnovers. The duo also led the Blue and White to a four year conference record of 29-3 and raised three CSAC championship trophies.

The Cavaliers fell behind early as the Seagulls imposed their will on both sides of the field. Salisbury opened the scoring just over three minutes into play and never looked back.

Freshman Nathalie Basunga (Springfield-Delco) netted Cabrini’s lone goal, her 45th of the season with 3:41 left in the first half. The rookie also claimed a game high nine draw controls.

Juniors Erin McLaughlin (Kingsway), Bree Thompson (Interboro) and Suz Gennaro (Archbishop Carroll) each forced a turnover, while Thompson scooped two ground balls. Junior goaltender Janel Folkomer (Springfield-Delco) recorded four saves in the loss.

Lauren Feusahrens, Kate Bollhorst and Bethany Baer recorded four points each for the Seagulls (18-0), combining for seven goals and five assists.

Salisbury will advance to Saturday’s second round, where it will face Christopher Newport who topped Sewanee 23-6.

Head coach Jackie Neary and the Cavaliers posted another successful season, winning the program’s 12th CSAC championship in the program’s 17-year history.

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