LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 4/6/12
from Press Release
James Madison jumped out to an 11-2 lead and never looked back in posting a 12-6 victory over Hofstra in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) women’s lacrosse action on Friday evening at the JMU Lacrosse Complex.
Hofstra had three players with three points in the contest as junior midfielder Jill Maier had two goals, sophomore attack Jenn Ward scored twice and freshman attack Kaitlin Ayres chipped in with a goal and an assist for the Pride.
The loss was Hofstra’s seventh straight and drops the Pride’s record to 2-9 overall and 1-1 in conference play. James Madison improves to 6-5 and 2-0 with the win.
James Madison took an early 3-0 lead less than two minutes into the contest before sophomore attack Lauren Chandler scored her third goal of the season off an assist from sophomore midfielder Alex Mezzanotte with 25:25 showing on the first half clock.
The Chandler goal was unable to get Hofstra going, though, as the Dukes added a pair of goals to push the lead to 5-1 before Ward scored her first of the game.
JMU would end the first half with four straight goals to take a commanding 9-2 lead at the break.
The run in total would be six straight goals as James Madison opened the second stanza with a pair of goals to lead 11-2 with 14 minutes remaining in regulation.
Hofstra would close the gap at the end as the Pride scored four times in the final 11:22 of the contest to account for the 12-6 final score.
Sophomore defender Jamie D’Arco had a team-high four ground balls for Hofstra, while senior midfielder Maryann Miller and Mezzanotte tied for team-high honors with two caused turnovers.
Hofstra split the goaltending duties with senior Jaclyn Pandolf taking the loss after making four saves in the first half. Freshman Kelsey Gregerson made three saves in the second stanza.
Monica Zabel led JMU with four points on one goal and three assists, while Ashley Kimener and Casey Ancarrow each scored three goals for the Dukes.
Schylar Healy made six saves in net for JMU to earn the win.
Hofstra returns to action on Sunday when it travels to George Mason for a 12 p.m. contest.