Lafayette Improves to 4-0 on Record-Breaking Night
from press release
EASTON, Pa. -- Senior Addie Godfrey netted a career-high seven goals to help the Lafayette women's lacrosse team overpower visiting Columbia, 16-9, on Wednesday evening inside Fisher Stadium.
In addition to Godfrey's career-high, junior Ana White set the Patriot League record for draw controls in a career with 226. The record was formerly held by Erin Rawlick of Navy with 218 for her career. Lafayette improves to 4-0 on the season for the first time since 1978, while the Lions fall to 1-1.
In addition to Godfrey's seven scores, junior Ana White notched four goals and two assists, while senior captain Cammie Linville chipped in with two goals and an assist. Classmates Katie Mischler and Victoria Maxon, along with junior Laura Kleiber, each netted a goal apiece. Sophomore goalkeeper Mimi Connell earned the victory for the Leopards making seven saves in relief of junior Meghan Curtin.
Columbia was led by Kacie Johnson who scored four goals, while Paige Cuscovitch netted three in the loss. Junior goalkeeper Skylar Dabbar suffered the loss giving up 12 goals and making seven saves in 49:48 of action.
The Lions jumped out to an early 1-0 lead before Godfrey netted her first of the night on a feed from Mischler. The junior then scored a goal of her own, working from behind the goal to beat Dabbar around the front of the cage.
After a Columbia tally from Johnson, White took a pass from Kleiber and buried it in the net to give the Leopards the 3-2 lead with 12:39 left in the first half.
Just over a minute late, Godfrey scooped up her own rebound in front and threw it past the Columbia goalie to extend the lead to 4-2. After a Lions goal, White fired home her second of the night from straight away to make it 5-3.
Linville got into the scoring, streaking down the middle of the field and beating the goalie to make it 6-3. A pair of Columbia goals pulled the Lions to within one, but Godfrey scored as time expired in the first half to give the Leopards a two goal advantage at the break.
Godfrey picked up right where she left off at the end of the first half, scoring on both sides of a Columbia goal to give the Leopards a 9-6 lead. White beat a girl in the middle and slid one past the goalie to push the lead to 10-6.
After a Columbia score, Lafayette rattled off four straight to take a commanding 14-7 lead. Maxon started the spurt with a slam dunk on a pass from Linville from behind the net. Linville followed the assist with her own goal, beating her defender and firing to the right side of the goal. Kleiber's free position tally from the right side extended the lead to 13-7, and Kleiber then found White cutting through the middle for the goal to end the run with the Leopards up 14-7 with 9:32 to play.
Columbia and Lafayette exchanged the final four goals with Godfrey netting numbers six and seven on the evening on assists from Ana Drehwing and White, respectively, to finish the game with a final of 16-9.