Freshmen lift Towson women over American

College lacrosse


March 02, 2006|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Freshman Brittany Woodfield (South Carroll) scored six goals in her collegiate debut as the visiting Towson women's lacrosse team beat American, 17-10, in its season opener in Washington.

Junior Shannon Witzel and freshman Meggie McNamara each scored four goals for Towson (1-0). Hillary Fratzke scored twice as the team's freshmen combined for 12 of the 17 Tigers goals.

McNamara got things started for Towson, taking a feed from Witzel for the game's first goal at the 28:06 mark. The Eagles tied it four minutes later, but the Tigers rattled off four unanswered goals to open a 5-1 lead.

Towson would go on to take a 9-5 lead into halftime.

In the second half, Fratzke scored just 12 seconds into the half to put the Tigers up 10-5. But American (0-1) scored three goals to pull within 10-8 at the 15:56 mark.

The Eagles' comeback fell short, however, as Woodfield sparked a 5-0 run to put the game out of reach.

Towson outshot American 33-20.

Tigers goalie Mandy Corry made just two saves, while American's Kathleen Finnegan had nine stops.


Salisbury 16, Goucher 7 -- Ryan Rohde scored five goals and Eric Bishop and Matt Dasinger each had three to power the three-time defending Division III national champion Sea Gulls (4-0, 3-0 Capital Athletic Conference) past the host Gophers (1-2, 0-1). Goucher trailed by three goals most of the game until Salisbury went on a 6-0 run in the third quarter. Austin Hayes had 19 saves for Goucher.

Villa Julie 7, Mary Washington 5 -- Dustin Harlowe scored four goals to power the visiting Mustangs (1-0) past the Eagles (1-1). Andy Bishop-Woelfel added two goals and an assist for Villa Julie, which held Mary Washington scoreless in the first half.

Washington College 16, Kean 0 -- Chris Read (Boys' Latin) scored four goals and Andrew Ostrusky (Severna Park) had three as the host Shoremen (2-0) shut out the Cougars (0-1). Kevin Thibadeau (seven saves) and Gorden Cohen (one save) combined efforts for the shutout. Washington College held a 59-14 advantage in shots and a 54-23 edge in ground balls.

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