Women’s Lacrosse Stops Regis 18-2

Women’s Lacrosse Stops Regis 18-2

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.

Regis: 1-2, 0-1 GNAC
Johnson & Wales: 4-1, 1-0 GNAC

Statistical Leaders:
Raquel Pederzani (JWU): 4 goals, 3 assists
Maria Patane (JWU): 2 goals, 6 assists
Madeline Bishara (JWU): 4 goals

Of Note:
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).

Up Next:
Johnson & Wales is on the road Thursday to take on Simmons at 7 p.m.