PROVIDENCE, RI – The Johnson & Wales University women's lacrosse team was less than welcoming to Regis College in its first conference game as a member of the GNAC. The Wildcats defeated the Pride, 18-2, on Tuesday.
Johnson & Wales got out to a fast start, scoring the first eight goals before Regis got on the board. Cat Nolan, Maria Patane and Raquel Pederzani all scored twice during the run. Patane also added a trio of assists. JWU went into the locker room with a 12-1 advantage.
Madeline Bishara scored a trio of goals – as part of her career-high four scores - in the second half as the Wildcats nearly held the Pride scoreless in the final 30 minutes. Cheyanne Jones scored her second goal with 2:27 remaining. Five different Wildcats scored two or more goals.
Johnson & Wales controlled the tempo by winning 16 of 22 draw controls. The Wildcats had a 37 to 7 advantage in shots and won 27 ground balls, compared to 15 by Regis.
Patane recorded her second seven-point game of the year with four goals and three assists. She just missed her career-high of nine points set against Simmons during the 2017 GNAC Championship game. Pederzani equaled her career-high with six assists as part of her eight points (two goals, six assists).
Johnson & Wales is on the road Thursday to take on Simmons at 7 p.m.