March 1, 2011

Bowman, Villanova Blow Out Long Island U.

from press release

VILLANOVA, Pa. - Villanova (2-1 overall, 0-0 BIG EAST) built a 10-2 cushion at halftime and went on to post a 16-3 victory over LIU (0-1 overall, 0-0 Northeast Conference) in lacrosse game played here at Villanova Stadium today.

The Wildcats' Carly Miller got the scoring started with a goal off a feed from junior Justine Donodeo at 27:49. Sophomore Maria Bowman added an unassisted goal on a run through the middle of the defense just under four minutes into the contest to make it a two goal advantage for the Wildcats.

Donodeo picked up her first goal of the afternoon on a free position shot at 17:48. The goal came after a Blackbird defender was whistled for a foul to the upper body.

Kimberly Kovar accepted a short pass from Shakoya Smith and lifted a shot just under the crossbar at 10:55 to give LIU its first goal of the day and cut the gap to 3-1. The Blackbirds' Sarah LaNoir scored again just 1:25 later to pull LIU another goal closer.

Bowman notched her second goal of the day on a move around the net at 8:36 to push the Wildcats lead to 4-2. Senior Rachel Lasda added an unassisted goal at 7:54 to restore VU's three goal advantage. Donodeo added goal number two on the day at 7:26 to make it a 6-2 edge for the `Cats.

VU freshman Maria Mangiarotti added the Wildcats' seventh goal off a pass from Bowman at 5:55 of the first half. Bowman then made it an 8-2 lead for the `Cats on an unassisted score at 3:29. Miller's second goal of the day pushed the lead to 9-2 with 36 seconds in the half with freshman Katie Collopy earning the assist. Sophomore Anne Fallon scored just 25 seconds later to make it 10-2 at intermission.
 
Donodeo gave the `Cats a nine goal lead just 1:11 into the second half off a feed from Fallon. Fallon then made it a 12-2 Wildcat edge at 26:00 on an unassisted goal.

Bowman scored another at 19:41 to push the score to 13-2 in favor of the Wildcats. VU would go on to score three more times to one more tally for LIU to make the final 16-3.

The Wildcats travel to North Philadelphia on Friday to play their first road contest of the season at La Salle.


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