April 6, 2013

Women's Lacrosse Continues Winning Ways

ABINGTON, Pa. – The Penn State Abington women's lacrosse team dropped a North Eastern Athletic Conference game to Cazenovia College, 24-13, Saturday afternoon. The Nittany Lions dropped to 0-7 on the season and 0-1 in conference play, while the Wildcats improved to 4-3 overall and 1-0 in the conference.

Cazenovia scored the first goal of the game in just ten seconds, hoping to make a statement from the get-go. However, Abington managed to bounce back 40 seconds later with a pair of goals to take the 2-1 lead for the first time in game. As Cazenovia found the back of the net twice, Abington didn't waste any time as the Nittany Lions scored back-to-back goals to retake the 4-3 lead.

The battle for possession continued throughout the first half as Cazenovia tallied three additional goals before Abington tied up the game at six points apiece with 6:34 remaining in the half.

With the clock ticking down under two minutes the Nittany Lions managed to find the back of the net off a pass from behind the goal to tie up the game for the seventh time at eight goals to end the half.

The Nittany Lions opened the second half with a pair of goals before Cazenovia scored four unanswered goals to jump ahead 12-10 with 19:57 remaining in the game. Abington managed to find the net to make a one point game, however the Wildcats scored three additional goals to push the lead to 15-11 before Abington broke the run at the 9:51 mark. However, it was not enough to deter the Wildcats as they exploded on a pair of runs, scoring eight goals to clinch the win. Abington mustered two final goals as time expired.

Alicia Priest (Camillus, N.Y.) led the scoring attack for Cazenovia with 11 goals, while Kim Vrigian (Clifton Park, N.Y.) tallied 6 goals to go along with four assists. Nalia Bouley (Endicott, N.Y.) and Jessica Cramer (Johnson City, N.Y.) each registered two goals for the Wildcats and Cassie Smock (Corning, N.Y.) and Molly Sirois (Randolph, Maine) each scored a goal.

Christina Marra (Ballston Spa, N.Y.) earned the win in the cage making 16 saves en route to the victory.

The Wildcats travel to play St. Elizabeth on Sunday with a start time of 1:00 pm.

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