Davidson Evens Record with Third Straight Win
from press release
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Davidson used a 7-0 run
in the second half, behind Ann Fucigna’s three goals, to
break up a close game in rolling to its third win in a row with a
12-5 road victory at Liberty in Big South women’s lacrosse
action Saturday afternoon at LU Lacrosse Field.
The Wildcats (5-5, 2-0 Big South) remained perfect against the Flames at 5-0 in the all-time series and picked up their first road win of the season.
Fucigna had her second straight five-goal game and is now four away from breaking the all-time record of 134 held by Jen Crawford. The junior attacker, who has a team-high 31 goals, moved into third all-time in points with 168.
The junior helped spark the winning run with a goal at the 22:52 mark in the second half to turn a 5-4 Wildcat lead into a 12-4 advantage. Fucigna added goals later in the spurt at the 5:43 and 2:42 marks on the clock.
Emily Cooke continued her outstanding sophomore campaign by matching Fucigna with five points on the afternoon. She had a goal and three assists in the winning run to finish with one goal and four assists. She has team bests of 27 assists and 45 points on the year.
Emma Sissman registered three goals and Alanna Parker had two, while Lindsay Cooper picked up two assists.
Liberty’s Jen Freymond was the lone Flame (4-6, 0-1 Big South) in double digits with two goals, while Kallie Britton had two assists. Kristen Masullo was credited with eight saves in goal.
The first half saw Davidson jump out to a 5-2 lead as Sissman scored back-to-back scores in the early goings. Liberty closed to within three at the break on Freymond’s goal off a Britton assist with 8:11 left.
Britton opened the new half with her 13th goal of the season thanks to Morgan Becker, who assisted on the play, and it was 5-4 with just under 24 minutes left in the game. Fucigna then struck for her goal in the 22nd minute and it was all Davidson the rest of the way.
The Wildcats fired off 26 shots and picked up a season-high 25 groundballs. Seven different players had multiple groundballs, led by Parker’s and Abigail Doelger’s four each. It was a season-best for Doelger, who also caused two turnovers.
Jessica Melby recorded six saves in goal to go with three groundballs in winning her fifth game of the year.
Davidson returns home for a three-game stand, starting April 5 at 6 p.m. against first-year program Campbell.