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Women’s lacrosse: Hofstra gives scare to No. 1 Maryland before bowing, 16-11

Sunday, 3rd March 2013

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/3/13
From Press Release

The Hofstra Women’s Lacrosse team gave top-ranked Maryland all it could handle before ultimately dropping a 16-11 decision to the Terps on Sunday afternoon at the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex.

Sophomore attack Brittain Altomare led Hofstra with four points on two goals and two assists, while senior midfielder Jill Maier was outstanding with draw controls as she had eight to lead all players. Junior attack Julia Riemer posted a team-high three goals for the Pride. The draw control total marked a new career-high for Maier, who previously notched seven against Drexel in April of 2011.

Hofstra suffered its first loss of the season, falling to 4-1 in 2013. The 4-0 start was tied for the best in program history. No. 1 Maryland improved to 5-0 with the victory.

Sophomore defender April Iannetta continued her strong start to the 2013 campaign as she left her mark in all areas of the field, contributing three draw controls, two caused turnovers, two ground balls and two goals.

The 16 goals allowed by Hofstra marked the second fewest Maryland has scored in a game this season, which included the Terps scoring 19 goals against No. 2 Syracuse, 18 goals against No. 6 Virginia, 15 goals versus No. 4 Duke and 20 against Richmond.

Alex Aust had nine points on four goals and five assists for Maryland, while Kristen Lamon tied her for team-high honors with four goals. Katie Schwarzmann had five draw controls, two ground balls, along with a goal and an assist for the Terps.

Maryland tallied the first three goals of the contest before Riemer found the back of the net for the Pride with 24:54 left in the first stanza to cut the deficit to 3-1.

After the Terps pushed the lead back to 4-1, freshman attack Emily Considine and Riemer scored back-to-back goals as Hofstra closed the gap to one, 4-3, just under seven minutes into the contest.

After a first 15-minutes where both teams had strong showings offensively, it was the defense for both teams that stood tall the remainder of the opening stanza. Over the final 16 minutes of the first half, each team managed just one goal as Iannetta scored the Pride, while Aust scored for Maryland, giving them an 8-4 lead at the break.

Maryland would score three of the first four goals of the second half to take a commanding 11-5 lead following a goal from Kristen Lamon with 23:10 left in regulation.

Hofstra gradually cut into the deficit and over the final 10-plus minutes of the game held the Terps to just one goal, while outscoring them 4-1.

Sophomore goalie Kelsey Gregerson posted 10 saves in net for Hofstra, while Kasey Howard notched 12 saves for Maryland.

Considine finished with two points for the Pride on a goal and an assist, while junior defender Jamie D’Arco led the Pride with three ground balls.

Hofstra is next in action on Saturday, March 9 when it hosts Yale at 1 p.m.



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