PROVIDENCE, RI – The most prolific goal scoring run in GNAC history continued on Tuesday. The Johnson & Wales University women's lacrosse team scored at least 20 goals for the fifth game in a row as they routed University of St. Joseph, 23-3.
St. Joseph: 4-6, 1-4 GNAC
Johnson & Wales: 8-5, 5-1 GNAC
Johnson & Wales has won five games in a row – its best winning streak since starting the 2015 season with a 10-straight - by an average of 16.1 goals per game. The Wildcats have outscored opponents 106-25 during the run.
For the fifth time this year, the Wildcats scored a goal in the opening minute when Marissa Hart (Cohoes, NY) scored just 30 seconds in the contest. It was the fastest goal of the season for JWU. Hart had two goals and two assists for her fifth multi-point game in a row.
Eight different JWU players scored in the first half as the Wildcats took a 15-0 advantage into the locker room after Natalie Conley (Cranston, RI) found the back of the net with six seconds remaining. It was her first goal at any level of lacrosse.
Johnson & Wales scored 16-straight goals before St. Joseph got on the board with a goal by Rose St. Hilaire at the 26:09 mark of the second half. All told, 12 different Wildcats scored at least one goal, led by freshman Allison Pazienski (New Hyde Park, NY) as she tied her season-high with four goals and two assists.
Ten Wildcats produced at least two points. Following Pazienski was Kayla Smith (Eastham, Mass.) and Isabella Saluti (Chatham, NJ) with five points apiece. Saluti had a career night with personal-bests of three goals and two assists. JWU had the advantage for shots (39-6), ground balls (22-6) and draw controls (24-3).
Johnson & Wales plays its final home game of the regular season on Saturday when it takes on Lasell at 1 p.m. It's Senior Day and the team's Big Game with giveaways and prizes throughout the game.