FARMINGDALE, NY – Despite its best efforts, the Johnson & Wales University women's lacrosse team couldn't mount a second-half comeback at Farmingdale State on Sunday. The Wildcats dropped a 10-9 decision.
Johnson & Wales: 3-3
Farmingdale State: 3-0
Four different players scored during a 4-0 run in the first half as the Wildcats took a 5-3 lead on junior Gabrielle Vasile's (Milford, Mass.) goal at the 9:06 mark. However, Johnson & Wales wouldn't score for the next 17 minutes as the Rams took an 8-5 advantage just three minutes into the second half.
Senior Lydia Knapp (Glens Falls, NY) broke the scoring drought with the second of her team-high two goals at the 21:59 mark. Juliana Giello (Warwick, NY) pulled JWU within one, 9-8, with 11:44 to play, but FSU tallied a goal at the 8:12 point that proved to be the game-winner.
Keeping FSU in the game was goalie Tori Johnston as she made 13 save while JWU netminder Marianna Consiglio (New Fairfield, Conn.) came up with nine. The Rams also had a 20-14 margin for ground balls. The Wildcats had a 15-6 advantage in draw controls with Knapp winning eight to up her career total to 402.
The Wildcats travel to Westfield State on Wednesday to take on the Owls at 7 p.m.