April 19, 2010

Vassar Outlasts Rams for the Win

Vassar Outlasts Rams for the Win

Vassar College - 18, Farmingdale State - 14

Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State women's lacrosse team fell to Vassar College, 18-14, today in a non-conference game. The Rams fell to 6-5 with the loss, while the Brewers improved to 6-7.

Vassar used a seven goal outburst in the first period to hold a 10-4 lead at the half, before Farmingdale scored three of the next four goals in the second to cut the deficit to 11-7 with 24 minutes remaining. Another scoring burst by the Brewers would push the lead to 16-7 with 17:34 on the clock.

Freshman attack Kim Lehmann (Albertson, N.Y./Herricks) notched her second goal of the half to make it 16-8, while Vassar added another to make it 17-8. Lehmann scored again, assisted by freshman midfielder Emily Williams (Centerport, N.Y./Harborfields), to make it 17-9 and Williams tallied her fourth goal of the game to make it 17-10. The Brewers added one more and the Rams ended with four consecutive goals but could not make the comeback as time ran out.

Vassar junior midfielder Sarah Warner (Ipswich, Mass./The Waring School) scored five goals and four caused turnovers for Vassar, while junior attack Moe Byrne (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst) and sophomore midfielder Elizabeth Feltch (Newtown, Conn./Newtown) scored three goals and one assist apiece. Sophomore attack Maura McCarthy (Blue Bell, Pa./Germantown Academy) notched one goal and a team-high three assists. Junior goalkeeper Nicole Engelhardt (Longhorn, Pa./The George School) made six saves in 30 minutes of action for the win.

Farmingdale State was led by junior attack Justine Rothar* (Levittown, N.Y./Division Ave.) with two goals and six assists, while Lehmann finished with five goals and four caused turnovers. Williams finished with five goals, one assist and three caused turnovers. Freshman defender Jackie Gunn (Farmingdale, N.Y./Farmingdale) had four ground balls and three caused turnovers. Senior midfielder Kathy Waite* (Levittown, N.Y./Division Ave.) grabbed eight draw controls. Senior goalkeeper Courtney Caden (Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) made eight saves in defeat.

The Rams will now host Ramapo College in a Skyline Conference game on Thursday, April 22nd at 4:00 p.m.

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