Knapp’s OT Goal Lifts JWU To 15-14 Win Over Curry

Knapp’s OT Goal Lifts JWU To 15-14 Win Over Curry

Knapp's OT Goal Lifts JWU To 15-14 Win Over Curry
PROVIDENCE, RI – Midfielder Lydia Knapp scored less than a minute into the overtime to give the Johnson & Wales University women's lacrosse team a 15-14 victory over Curry College on Thursday.

Curry: 5-2
Johnson & Wales: 3-3


JWU Statistical Leaders:
Raquel Pederzani: 5 Goals
Lydia Knapp: 4 Goals, 3 Assists
Gabrielle Vasile: 3 Goals, 1 Assist

Of Note:
Before she scored the game winner, Knapp (Glens Falls, NY) set up the two tying goals in the final three minutes. She set up Elizabeth Tonn's (Wantagh, NY) goal at the 3:07 mark then Gabrielle Vasile's (Milford, Mass.) tally with 1:58 left to even the game at 14-14. The winning goal came off a free position as Knapp was fouled by Abby Carnevale to set up the game winner.

Knapp scored a game-high seven points as she tallied four goals and three assists. She scored four points, two goals and two assists, in the second half. It's the second time this year Knapp has scored seven or more points after her season-high nine against St. Vincent.

Tying her career-high with five goals was attacker Raquel Pederzani (Coventry, RI). Her third goal tied the game at 6-6 with 1:41 in the first half and her fifth goal evened the game at 11-11 at the 16 minute mark. Last season Pederzani scored five goals twice.

For the second time in three games Vasile tallied three goals and she added an assist for a career-high four points.  In addition to scoring the last goal of regulation, she knotted the game at 12-12 at the 6:03 mark.

The Wildcats could have avoided overtime if four of their goals had not been taken off the scoreboard because of illegal sticks. Kathy Ensor (St. Louis, Mo.) had two goals disallowed, both coming in the final six minutes.

Up Next:
Johnson & Wales is back in action on Saturday when it travels to St. Joseph's of Maine for its conference opener at 1 p.m.