Women's Lacrosse Bested By Johnson & Wales, 14-13

Women's Lacrosse Bested By Johnson & Wales, 14-13

THE BASICS 

Score: Johnson & Wales 14, Emerson 13

Records: Emerson Lions (0-4); Johnson & Wales Wildcats (3-2)

Location: Boston, Mass. (Rotch Field)

Date: March 16, 2017

The Lead: The Emerson women's lacrosse team could not hold off an eight-goal second half for the visiting Johnson & Wales Wildcats and fell in a tight 14-13 loss on Thursday afternoon in non-conference action.

HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • Just three minutes into the first half,  sophomore Emily Quinn (Dartmouth, Mass.) fired the first Emerson goal at 26:48 to give them the 1-0 lead before Gabrielle Vasile netted the equalizer at 22:17. 
  • At the 20:47 mark, Emerson began to balloon its lead to 6-1 on a string of five consecutive goals that included a pair from Quinn and junior Tara Windsor (Palm City, Fl.).
  • Johnson & Wales answered with the next four goals to cut Emerson's lead down to one at 6-5 with 3:46 left to play. 
  • A goal by Raquel Pederzani started got the Wildcats within four at 6-2 before she found the back of the net three more times to even the score, 6-all. 
  • Juliana Giello had the potential go-ahead goal for Johnson & Wales quickly blocked by Emerson goalie Kristina Modica (East Moriches, N.Y.) with 1:11 left in the half.
  • With 50 ticks left on the clock, Windsor's second goal lifted Emerson on top, 7-6, to close out the first 30 minutes. 
  • The Lions carried no more than a two goal differential through the opening minutes of the second half and gained a three-goal lead of 11-8 on an unassisted net by Quinn. 
  • After a goal by Maria Patane cut the score down to two at 11-9, back-to-back goals from Lydia Knapp squared the game at 11-all. 
  • Johnson & Wales followed up the next three goals to push the Wildcats in front 14-11 with 6:57 on the clock. 
  • Windsor and junior Megan Messuri (Stoneham, Mass.) put two goals back on the board at the 6:30 and 4:56 mark to put Emerson within one at 14-13.
  • Senior Meredith Weber's (West Caldwell, N.J.) potential game-tying goal found the back of the net a second too late. 

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS 

  • Quinn powered the Emerson offense with five goals, while Weber had a pair of assists and won a game-best eight draw controls.
  • Pederszani netted a team-best five goals for Johnson & Wales with one assist and two ground balls. 
  • Vasile and Alexandra Anton each scooped up four ground balls, while Knapp won six draw controls. 
  • Consiglio saved five shots through 60 minutes in net for Johnson & Wales. 
  • Modica recorded eight saves on 22 shots through the full 60 between the pipes. 
  • Johnson & Wales held the advantage in ground balls (21-20), draw controls (15-14) and shots (26-21). 
  • Emerson had 13-of-16 successful clear attempts and were 5-of-7 on free position shots. 
  • Johnson & Wales were 11-for-14 in clear attempts and finished 3-for-5 in free position opportunities.

UP NEXT 

  • Emerson welcomes Lasell on Saturday, March 18 for a 2:00 p.m. non-conference contest.
  • Johnson & Wales remains on the road as they head to Farmingdale State on Sunday, March 19 for a 1:00 p.m. game. 

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