April 16, 2014

Women’s Lacrosse Races Past St. Joseph, 13-8

The women's lacrosse team used four goals from sophomore Jessica Schmell (Coopersburg, Pa.) and two goals and three assists from freshman Kayla Smith (Eastham, Mass) to earn a 13-8 victory over St. Joseph of Connecticut in Great Northeast Conference action on Wednesday at the Scotts Miracle-Gro Athletics Complex.

 

Saint Joseph got on the board early when junior Dayna Gambino (Newington, Conn.) scored just 1:32 into the first half. JWU fell behind 2-1, but rallied to score the next eight goals, including two from freshman Lydia Knapp (Glens Falls, N.Y.) to take the 9-2 lead heading into halftime.

Schmell wasted no time getting the Wildcats on the board in the second half scoring her fourth goal of the game with a free position goal 2:37 into the half. JWU extended their lead to 10, 12-2, after junior Brittany Manfro (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) scored a pair of goals, both assisted by Smith. St Joseph scored the next five goals, including a hat trick from Gambino to cut the lead to 12-7. The teams each scored one more goal to make the score 13-8 which is where it stayed until the final buzzer sounded.

The Wildcats were paced by Schmell, Smith and Manfro who combined for eight goals and three assists. St Joseph was led by Gambino who finished with four goals and senior Erika Leitao (Southington, Conn.) who finished with three goals and one assists.

Junior Genevieve Giampietro (Meriden, Conn.) made 12 saves in the victory for JWU while senior Anne Pitoniak (West Haven, Conn.) had 12 stops in the loss for Saint Joseph.  

With the win the Wildcats improve to 8-7 overall and 5-4 in GNAC play while the Bluejays fall to 3-9 on the season and 2-7 in GNAC action. JWU returns to action on Saturday, April 19 when then host Norwich at 1:00 P.M. at the Scotts Miracle-Gro Athletics Complex. A pre-game ceremony will be held to honor this year's seniors.

 

Scoreboard

Apr 22, 2014 | Women's Lacrosse Final
8 Johnson & Wales (RI)
13 at Saint Joseph's (Me.)
Apr 19, 2014 | Women's Lacrosse Final
18 Norwich
4 Johnson & Wales (RI)
Apr 16, 2014 | Women's Lacrosse Final
8 St. Joseph (Conn.)
13 Johnson & Wales (RI)
Apr 12, 2014 | Women's Lacrosse Final
10 Johnson & Wales (RI)
17 at Simmons
Apr 05, 2014 | Women's Lacrosse Final
15 Johnson & Wales (RI)
14 at Rivier
Apr 01, 2014 | Women's Lacrosse Final
18 Johnson & Wales (RI)
2 at Albertus Magnus
Mar 29, 2014 | Women's Lacrosse Final
7 Johnson & Wales (RI)
10 at Saint Joseph's (Me.)
Mar 25, 2014 | Women's Lacrosse Final
0 Anna Maria
21 Johnson & Wales (RI)
Mar 22, 2014 | Women's Lacrosse Final
16 Lasell
8 Johnson & Wales (RI)
Mar 20, 2014 | Women's Lacrosse Final
15 Rhode Island Col.
14 Johnson & Wales (RI)
Mar 18, 2014 | Women's Lacrosse Final
8 Johnson & Wales (RI)
16 at Emmanuel (Mass.)
Mar 15, 2014 | Women's Lacrosse Final
7 Mount Ida
10 Johnson & Wales (RI)
Mar 13, 2014 | Women's Lacrosse Final
8 Colby-Sawyer
6 Johnson & Wales (RI)
Mar 10, 2014 | Women's Lacrosse Final
8 Husson
9 Johnson & Wales (RI)
Mar 06, 2014 | Women's Lacrosse Final
10 Regis (Mass.)
13 Johnson & Wales (RI)
Mar 04, 2014 | Women's Lacrosse Final
9 Wentworth
12 Johnson & Wales (RI)
Mar 01, 2014 | Women's Lacrosse Final
13 Westfield St.
4 Johnson & Wales (RI)