Women’s Lacrosse Beats Rivier 21-2 In GNAC Tournament

Women’s Lacrosse Beats Rivier 21-2 In GNAC Tournament

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Johnson & Wales University women's lacrosse team emphatically started to its GNAC Tournament championship defense. The Wildcats got out to a fast start and never looked back in their 21-2 victory over Rivier on Saturday.

Rivier: 3-10
Johnson & Wales: 15-2

Statistical Leaders:
Allison Pazienski (JWU): 6 goals, 2 assists
Maria Patane (JWU): 4 goals, 2 assists
Raquel Pederzani: 1 goal, 4 assists

Of Note:
Johnson & Wales only allowed Rivier to get a pair of shots in the first half as the hosts jumped out to a 15-0 halftime lead.

Madeline Bishara scored just nine seconds into the game. It's the fifth-fastest goal to start a game in NCAA Division III history.

Nearly half of JWU's goals came from a pair of players. Junior Allison Pazienski tied her career-high with six scores in the opening 20 minutes. Maria Patane also added four goals.

Johnson & Wales controlled the game by winning 19 of 25 draw controls. The Wildcats also had a 48-6 advantage in shots and picked up 38 ground balls compared to 25 by the visitors.

Up Next:
Johnson & Wales hosts the winner of Regis and Saint Joseph's in Tuesday's semifinal at 7 p.m.