Women's Lacrosse Drops Season Opener
March 4, 2004
Longwood University, ranked #4 in the Lacrosse Magazine preseason Division II poll, defeated Siena Wednesday evening at Lancer Field. With the win the Lancers improve to 2-0 on the season, while the visiting Saints, who opened their 2004 campaign tonight, are now 0-1.
Longwood scored six unanswered goals in the first half, while limiting Saints to just six shots and one goal en route to its 7-1 halftime advantage.
The Saints netted back-to-back goals in the opening minutes of the second session. The Lancers finally added a goal of their own with 17:49 remaining to take a five-goal margin over Siena (8-3). LU continued to hold the Saints back, netting another goal at the 13:35 mark, before finding the back of the net three times in two minutes en route to the 12-5 victory.
The scoring tandem of juniors Emily Bikowski/Fairfax (Bishop O'Connell) and Isa Cohen/Mineral (Fairfax) combined for half of the team's 12 goals, netting three each. Senior Carlee Ullery/Keswick (Albemarle) added a goal and a team-best three assists, while classmate Kristy Taylor/Lorton (Bishop Ireton) and junior Leanne Kibler/Oakton (Oakton) tallied a goal and two assists, respectively. Junior Sophie Dress/Ellicott City (Howard) contributed a goal and a team-best four ground balls. Freshman Cathleen Strain/Alexandria (Mt. Vernon) chipped-in a goal and an assist, while sophomore Kelly Gaines/Fairfax (W.T. Woodson) also found the back of the net once. In goal, senior keeper Stacey Schmidt/Berlin, N.J. (Eastern Regional) recorded nine saves, while going the distance in front of the net.
Michelle Eide paced Siena with her team-best two goals and an assist, while Joan Paul, Stephanie Petruccelli, and Colleen Agostinacchio registered a goal apiece. Senior keeper Mary-Elizabeth Dupelle recorded seven saves between the pipes, while playing all 60 minutes for the Saints.