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.
- 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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