Rainy Day Loss
March 13, 2010
EASTON, Pa. - Lafayette opened its 2010 Patriot League season on Saturday against Navy, and on a cold and rainy afternoon, fell 14-8 to the Mids.
The Leopards (0-6, 0-1) could not overcome a six-goal performance by Navy's Erin Rawlick. Navy (8-1, 1-0) out-shot Lafayette 43-17 and won 19 draw controls to the Leopards' five.
Lauren Brown scored a team-high three goals for Lafayette while Erin Steel and Addie Godfrey chipped in two apiece. Goalie Emily Bjork notched a season-high 15 saves, 11 of which came in the first 30 minutes of the game.
The Mids out-scored Lafayette 8-3 in the first half. Caitlin Mandrin Hill and Danielle Vivonetto made it 2-0 Navy less than four minutes into the game. Midway through the half it stood 5-1 Navy. Steel scored the first two Lafayette goals, the second of which made it 5-2 Navy with 17:43 remaining.
With 25 seconds left on the clock, Kathy Young netted the final goal of the period to make it 8-3 at the midway point.
Navy came out of halftime and scored three unanswered goals in a five-minute span to up its lead to 11-3.
The Leopards did not quit, however, and scored five of the game's final eight goals. Brown scored all three of her goals during that stretch.
Lafayette travels to Davidson on Wednesday for a 6 p.m. game.
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