Women’s Lacrosse Threepeats as GNAC Champ by Defeating Regis 14-5

Women’s Lacrosse Threepeats as GNAC Champ by Defeating Regis 14-5

PROVIDENCE, RI – All season long, the Johnson & Wales University women's lacrosse team's offense has been too much for the GNAC. That continued on Saturday as the Wildcats captured their third-straight conference championship with a 14-5 victory over the Pride of Regis College. 

Johnson & Wales: 16-4
Regis College: 15-3

JWU: Cassidy O'Hara (W 12-3) 4 Saves, 5 Goals
SU: Brittany McPherson (L 15-3) 15 Saves, 14 Goals

Statistical Leaders:
JWU: Dani Lydecker 4 Goals, 2 Assists
JWU: Allison Pazienski 4 Goals

Of Note:
Johnson & Wales earns the conference's automatic bid to the upcoming NCAA Tournament. The selection show will be broadcast on NCAA.com at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. 

The Wildcats got a quick 2-0 lead just 1:03 into the championship contest thanks to scores from Juliana Giello and Dani Lydecker 

The Pride got on the board at the 19:47 mark on a Kerri Anselmo score, but JWU responded with a 4-0 run that featured goals from four-different players.

After Brooke Ross scored for Regis with 10:05 left in the half, Allison Pazienski tallied two of her game-high four goals to help the Wildcats would go into halftime with a 10-2 lead.

Lydecker – who equaled Pazienski with a game-high four goals – scored twice in the second half and Pazienski added another to put the game out of reach. 

The Wildcats outshot the Pride, 40-11, including 25-4 in the first half. JWU won the groundball battle, 26-13, and forced Regis into 32 turnovers. 

2019 GNAC All-Tournament Team:
Marley Medina (JWU) - MVP
Dani Lydecker (JWU)
Allison Pazienski (JWU)
Deja Hursey (JWU)
Madeline Bishara (JWU)
Kerri Anselmo (RC)
Alyssa Kelly (RC)
Brittany McPherson (RC)
Vanessa Pino (LC)
Jordan McComb (LC)
Mallory Cottam (SU)
Molly Reinhold (SU)