Buffalo State Defeats W&J Women’s Lacrosse 15-3 in 2013 Opener
WASHINGTON, Pa. – Jenn Shaddock and Renee Glass both scored four goals to help Buffalo State earn a 15-3 victory over Washington & Jefferson on Friday in the 2013 women’s lacrosse season opener for both teams at Alexandre Stadium.
The loss spoiled the debut of W&J Head Coach Tracy Coyne, who previously spent 15 years at the Head Coach of the University of Notre Dame.
W&J actually got on the scoreboard first 5:13 into the match when senior midfielder Brittany Fradkin (Owings Mills, Md./St. Paul’s School for Girls) netted a goal.
The Presidents held the lead for four minutes before the Bengals started their scoring spree. Two Ashley Caporizzo goals and three consecutive tallies by Glass made it a 7-1 game at halftime. The Bengals, who made the NCAA Division III Tournament last season, fired in the first six goals of the second half and never looked back.
Buffalo State outshot W&J by a 40-7 margin, forced 18 turnovers and held a 13-6 edge in draw controls. Caporizzo finished with two goals and two assists for the Bengals, who had seven different goal scorers. Adelena DiDuro played the first half in goal and only needed to make on save to record the win.
Fradkin paced the Presidents with a pair of goals to up her career total to 133. Freshman midfielder Diana Harvey (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) also scored her first collegiate goal. Despite the loss, senior goalie Julia McLellan (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville) stood strong with 14 saves, including 11 in the first half.
W&J looks to bounce back on Sunday when hosting the Hood Blazers (2-0) at Alexandre Stadium at 1:00 pm.