Women’s Lacrosse Falls To Colby-Sawyer, 8-6

Women’s Lacrosse Falls To Colby-Sawyer, 8-6

The Johnson & Wales University women's lacrosse team dropped an 8-6 decision against Colby-Sawyer in a non-conference contest at the Scotts Miracle-Gro Athletics Complex on Monday afternoon.

Freshman Lydia Knapp (Glens Falls, N.Y.) tallied two goals and added an assist for Johnson & Wales while junior Michelle Upham (Chelsea, Vt.) notched a pair of goals in the win for Colby-Sawyer.

Junior Genevieve Giampietro (Meriden, Conn.) made 13 saves in the loss for Johnson & Wales while freshman Meghan Castellano (Wallingford, Conn.) had a pair of saves to pick up the win for the Chargers.

Johnson & Wales took an early 3-1 lead on an unassisted goal by Knapp at the 11:59 mark of the first half.  The Wildcats used a free position shot from junior Natalie DiCocco (Media, Pa.) at the 27:03 mark to take the 5-3 lead heading into halftime.

The Wildcats led 6-4 just five minutes into the second half on Knapp's second goal of the day, her 20th of the season.  Colby-Sawyer then scored the last four goals of the game, including what would prove to be the game-winner by sophomore Caitlyn Whearty (Hampstead, N.Y.) at the 23:24 mark, en route to the 8-6 victory.

With the loss Johnson & Wales falls to 3-2 while Colby-Sawyer improves to 1-2 on the season.  The Wildcats will return to action on Saturday, March 15th when they host Mount Ida in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference contest at 1:00 p.m.