Women’s Lacrosse Stopped by Westfield State 17-14

Women’s Lacrosse Stopped by Westfield State 17-14

WESTFIELD, Mass. – A late second-half run was the difference as the Johnson & Wales University women's lacrosse team went on the road to Westfield State. The Owls defeated the Wildcats, 17-14, on Tuesday.

Westfield State: 10-1
Johnson & Wales: 9-2

Statistical Leaders:
Allison Pazienski (JWU): 3 goals, 2 assists
Dani Lydecker (JWU): 4 goals
Raquel Pederzani (JWU): 3 goals

Of Note:
JWU found itself trailing at the half for the first time since the second game of the year. The Wildcats were up 5-3 on a Dani Lydecker goal, but the Owls rattled off five in a row to take an 8-6 halftime lead.

Midway through the second half, the Wildcats took a 12-11 lead on Lydecker's fourth goal of the game. Unfortunately, the hosts went on a 3-0 run to take a 14-12 advantage they would not relinquish. WSU goalie Maria Woodall kept the Owls in the game by making 20 saves.

Lydecker led all players with four goals while Allison Pazienski produced three goals and two assists. Raquel Pederzani chipped in three goals and Maria Patane had two more.

Up Next:
Johnson & Wales gets back into conference play on Saturday at Emmanuel in a 12 p.m. contest.