March 28, 2012

Balanced Attack Propels Hornets over Maroons 15-12

For immediate release – 3/28/2012 - #312
Balanced Attack Propels Hornets over Maroons 15-12

ROANOKE, VA – Three players registered hat-tricks and two others had multiple-goal games as the Lynchburg College women's lacrosse team defeated the Roanoke Maroons 15-12 in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) game Wednesday afternoon.

Senior attack Lesley Buckingham and junior attack Kendall Adkin each scored four goals on the day, with Bri Slate adding three as well.  Julie Will and Katie Seidel also put two shots into the back of the net.

A back and forth first half began with Allison Bonanno scoring a goal less than 90 seconds in.  Two minutes later, LC would answer with a goal from Seidel with the feed from Shannon.  RC would score the next three goals to take a 4-1 lead, but Lynchburg would score four straight to take the first lead of the game with 17:23 left.  The lead would only last seven seconds as Bonanno scored her third of the half.  Neither of the teams would have larger than a two-goal lead the rest of the half, with the Hornets leading by one going into the intermission.

Once again, Lynchburg came out strong to start the second half, with Slate tallying her third goal 26 seconds in against new Roanoke goalie Laura Zdziarski.  LC would score another before being answered by Bonanno once again to cut the lead to 11-9.  The Hornets would use a three goal run to push the differential to 14-9, and the lead proved to be insurmountable for RC.

Free position shots proved to be a huge advantage for the Hornets as LC only allowed two for the game and scored five for the game.  Goalie Christina Tran had a game-high 11 saves and also caused four turnovers on the day.  Buckingham added to her solid afternoon with seven draw controls in the game.

The Maroons (4-5 overall, 2-2 ODAC) were led by Bonanno, who finished with a game-high seven goals and eight points overall.  Zdziarski had five saves between the pipes for RC playing only in the second half.

Lynchburg (5-3, 3-0) will head to Hollins University on Saturday.  The ODAC match-up is set to start at 1 p.m.