Wildcats Beat the Bears 15-10

Wildcats Beat the Bears 15-10

PROVIDENCE, RI. – The Johnson & Wales University women's lacrosse team won its home opener against Coast Guard Academy on Sunday. The Wildcats outscored the Bears in the second half, 10-6, on their way to a 15-10 triumph.

Coast Guard: 1-1
Johnson & Wales:2-1 

CG: Mary Budri (L, 1-0): 14 Saves, 15 Goals
JWU: Cassidy O'Hara (W, 2-1): 6 Saves, 10 Goals 

Statistical Leaders:
CG: Mel Goins, 4 Goals
JWU: Allison Pazienski, 4 Goals
JWU: Madeline Bishara, 4 Goals 

Of Note:
Coast Guard scored the first two goals of the contest, but it did not take long for JWU to answer the call. 

The Wildcats went on a 4-0 run to take a 4-2 lead. Senior Allison Pazienski scored two of her game-high four goals during the run. 

As the first half ticked away, Madeline Bishara scored her second goal to give the Wildcats the momentum going into the half with a 5-4 lead. 

The beginning of the second half was a back and forth battle until the Wildcats started to pull away at the 18-minute mark. 

Six different Wildcats scored – including two goals from Maria Patane – during a 7-1 run that opened a 15-8 advantage with 5:25 remaining in the game. 

Johnson & Wales outshot the Bears, 42-21, including 20-7 in the first half.

Next Game:
The Wildcats travel to Roger Williams University Tuesday for a 3:30 pm start.