March 9, 2011

Davidson Erupts for Season-High 15 Goals

from press release

DAVIDSON, N.C. — Alanna Parker, Paige Logan and Ann Fucigna combined for 11 of the Wildcats’ season-high 15 goals in helping carry Davidson to its first win of the 2011 campaign in a 15-6 triumph over visiting Robert Morris on a rainy Wednesday evening at Richardson Stadium in women’s lacrosse.

Davidson, playing its fourth home game of the season, improved to 1-5 overall and moved to 3-1 vs. Robert Morris (1-2) in the all-time series.

Parker, Logan and Fucigna would score five of Davidson’s seven straight goals that spanned from the 17:29 mark of the first half into the 27th minute of the second period. During that spurt, the ‘Cats broke open a 3-3 tie for a commanding 10-3 lead after Logan and Fucigna netted back-to-back scores to open the second half.

The Colonials, who went scoreless for nearly 28 minutes after Emily Vandyne tied it up at 3-all with 17:48 on the clock, got no closer than five goals as the Wildcat defense shut them down.

Parker’s four goals gave her a team-high 14 on the year and pushed her streak of scoring at least one goal in a game to 14 straight. The sophomore has had five multi-goal games this year, with her four scores tonight being a season-high. She also added her first assist of the season to give her five points.

Fucigna continued her hot scoring touch lately, with three goals to give her 10 in the last three games. The freshman was coming off a team season-high five goals at Lafayette over the weekend.

Like her classmate, Logan has also give the Wildcat offense a spark, scoring six goals in the past three games after her season-best four-goal outing this evening. She picked up a three draw controls as well.

Erin Doherty (goal and assist), Jenna Mugele (goal) and Erin Keitel (goal) rounded out the scoring for Davidson. Doherty pushed her assist total to a team-best six to go along with five goals on the year.

Robert Morris’ Vandyne had two goals to match Rachel Engel (2) and Elizabeth Sunser (2) for team-high honors. Vandyne, who assisted on the first goal of the game, and Engel gave the Colonials an early 2-1 lead seven minutes into the start of the contest.

The Wildcat defense, led by goalie Jessica Melby, played a big part in the long scoring drought by Robert Morris. They forced 19 turnovers on the night with six of those being caused, led by Lily Graham’s two.

When Robert Morris did get a shot off, Melby was there for the defensive stop, matching her career-high with 10 saves and picked up four groundballs.

Davidson had a two-shot edge, 25-23, in shots and picked up 14 groundballs to go along with 13 draw controls compared to the Colonials’ 12 and 10, respectively, in each category.
 
The Wildcats stay at home and seek win number two with a 6:30 contest vs. La Salle on Friday evening in Richardson Stadium.


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