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Lafayette Wins Weekday Game at Villanova

April 21, 2011

Box Score

VILLANOVA, Pa. - Freshman Ana White scored four goals, had two assists and won seven draw controls against Villanova in a 14-13 win Wednesday evening. White has 83 draw controls for the season giving her enough to be the NCAA leader.

Villanova was able to get on the board first in the first minute of the game but the Leopards (3-12) came back quickly with back-to-back goals from White.

White won the draw control against the Wildcats and was fouled on the way to the goal to set up the free position shot. White scored on Villanova's goalkeeper Amanda Hischfeld to tie the game at 1-1 with 25:00 minutes. White's second goal came from a second free position shot 12 seconds later to take a 2-1 lead.

Villanova (5-8) came back and scored to tie the game with 23:53 to play and added a second goal to take a one-point lead, 3-2.

The Wildcat's Ali Brandenburg turnover the ball and Kim Harkins found the ground ball and send it to Rachel Martin and away from Villanova defenders.

Martin found junior Lauren Curley at midfield who fed the ball to sophomore Jessica Rothstein for the score at 11:16 to tie the game at 3-3.

After a Villanova goal to take the lead, Lafayette answered with a goal from Rothstein to tie the game once more.

A minute later the Wildcats' Cait Yackus scored to take the lead but it did not last long as Lafayette won the draw control and White found the back of the net, the game was tied at 5-5.

The Leopards took a one-point lead after sophomore Cammie Linville caused a Villanova turnover and sent the ball to an open Laura Kleiber, who scored with 5:03 left in the first half.



Lafayette took its largest lead of the half when Villanova's Kim Wisniewski fouled Linville to set up the free position shot. Linville had to come out of the game because she was bleeding sending in sophomore Victoria Maxon to take the shot. The attacker scored on the free position and the Maroon and White took a 7-6 lead going into intermission.

Both teams exchanged goals for the second half. The first coming 40 seconds into half from sophomore Addie Godfrey scored to take a 8-6 lead.

After a Villanova goal at 26:11, Kleiber netted her second goal of the night to bring the Leopards back up by two with 25:45 to play.

The Wildcats did not give up, scoring at 22:08 with a goal from Maria Bowman. After a White draw control, the midfielder passed the ball to Katie Leto for the score.

Leto scored again for the Leopards four minutes later (assist from Ana Drehwing) to take a three-point lead. 11-8.

Villanova's Bowman scored again for the Wildcats to get back within two. At the 12:38 mark, Godfrey scored off a Villanova turnover to take a 12-9 lead. The Leopards largest lead of the night came off a White goal with 9:45 left to play, 13-9.

The Wildcats cut into the lead, 13-10 with at goal at 8:45. Senior co-captain Michaela Corn scored Lafayette's game winning-goal at 6:47 and gave the Leopards a 14-10 lead.

Rachel Lasda scored three straight for the Wildcats in the closing minutes but a Wildcat missed shot with 1:16 left to play gave the Leopards possession and they ran the clock down for the win.

Junior Alexa Biale picked up the win in goal making six saves while Villanova's Hirschfeld made nine saves.

Lafayette won the battle in draw controls, 15-13, while the Wildcats took the 19-12 advantage in ground balls. Both teams accounted for 27 shots and five caused turnovers.

The Leopards will close out the 2011 season on Saturday afternoon against Holy Cross at 1 p.m. in Fisher Stadium. Seniors Lauren Brown, Michaela Corn and Tara Winter will be honored before the game. The game can be seen on LSN All-Access with Dan Mowdy and Matt Panto.