Women's Lacrosse ACCtion: Wednesday, March 24

March 24, 2010

Hokies Trounce Davidson, 22-8

BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Virginia Tech lacrosse team earned one of its best wins of the season as the offense came alive to top the Davidson Wildcats, 22-8. A season high 12 different players registered a goal, as Ryan Rotanz led the way with four scores. For the Wildcats, Jen Crawford and Haley Cook each scored two goals to lead the team.

Tech (3-7) got things going early, scoring three goals in under a minute and five in the first nine minutes, including two from Rotanz to get out to an early lead. Davidson (4-6) would get on the board in the ninth minute but the Hokies tacked on two in a row immediately after, courtesy of sophomore Jessica Nonn.

After the Wildcats scored their second goal to make the game 7-2, Tech went on a six-goal run over the next 10 minutes. In the stretch, junior Allie Emala buried two consecutive goals on very similar plays, as both goals were assisted by junior Caitlyn Wier.

The Hokie offense kept the wheels turning as they headed into the halftime break with a commanding 16-4 lead.

Boston College Tops Vermont, 14-10

NEWTON, Mass. - The Boston College lacrosse team defeated Vermont, 14-10 on Wednesday afternoon in Newton, Mass.

The Eagles improve to 7-1 on the season while the Catamounts fall to 2-5.

BC would open the scoring early in the match as senior Lauren Costello gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead only 52 seconds into the game. Junior Hannah Alley and freshman Brooke Blue would add goals to the scoreboard before Vermont was able to score first.

The Catamounts fought off the early spark from the Eagles and, after another goal by Costello, notched six straight tallies to make the score 7-4 with 6:58 remaining in the first half.

BC head coach Bowen Holden called a timeout to calm the team down and re-strategize a plan of attack. The Eagles then went on to score six unanswered tallies of their own on the Catamounts. A late UVM score with one second remaining in the period sent the two teams into halftime with the score set at 10-8.

No. 20 JMU Uses Last Second Goal to Defeat No. 5 Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The No. 20 James Madison women's lacrosse team used a string of three-unanswered goals and a game-winning score with 11 seconds remaining to come-from-behind and upset No. 6 Virginia, 10-9, Wednesday evening in Klöckner Stadium.

Senior All-American Brittany Kalkstein led the Cavaliers with three goals and one assist, while sophomore Josie Owen and senior All-American Kaitlin Duff had two goals each. Redshirt sophomore Ainsley Baker and sophomore Julie Gardner both contributed one score, while sophomore Charlie Finnigan rounded out the scoring with a career-high three assists.

For James Madison (7-1), Kim Griffin notched a game-high four goals, including the game winner. Mary Kate Lomady and Ashley Kimener added two goals each for the Dukes.

Virginia (6-3) looked to control the game early in the opening half, jumping out to a 4-1 advantage just 10 minutes into play. Duff notched the games first score at 27:57, marking the 17th straight contest the midfielder has scored in a contest.