April 12, 2013

Hofstra Loses Longest Game In Program History

from press release

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Junior attack Julia Riemer had four points on three goals and an assist to lead Hofstra, but JMU's Amy Roguski tallied the game-winner with 4:15 left in the third overtime as James Madison defeated the Pride, 9-8, on Friday evening at James M. Shuart Stadium. The game was the longest in the history of the Hofstra Women's Lacrosse program.

Sophomore defender April Iannetta had a goal and an assist for Hofstra to go along with her three ground balls, two draw controls and two caused turnovers.

It also marked the Pride's fourth overtime game this season and third in the squad's last four games. Hofstra is now 1-3 in overtime contests.

With the loss, Hofstra falls to 7-6 overall and 1-2 in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) play. James Madison improves to 8-5 and 3-1 in league action.

The two teams, which played as evenly matched of a contest as possible, would combine for just five shots in the three overtime sessions as both squads looked for one perfect opportunity to end the game.

James Madison's fourth shot of the overtime sessions, and second during the third overtime, would finally end the game and send the Dukes to the victory as Roguski scored off an assist from Ali Curwin 1:45 into the third overtime.

Hofstra would take a 6-4 lead into the break as Riemer scored all three of her goals in the opening 30 minutes to stake the Pride to the early advantage.

The Pride trailed 4-3 following a goal from JMU's Curwin with 15:18 left in the first half before scoring the final three goals of the stanza to lead by two at the break. Hofstra got goals during the run from senior attacks Claire Brady and Taylor Albright and Iannetta.

JMU would cut the Hofstra lead to 6-5 as Casey Ancarrow scored less than two minutes into the second half before Hofstra took its largest lead of the game at 8-5 with 21 minutes to play following Brady's second goal of the game.

Neither team would find the back of the net over the next nearly 14 minutes until Steph Finley broke the scoreless drought at the 7:14 mark to make it 8-6 in favor of the Pride.

That Finley goal would start a 3-0 run to end regulation for the Dukes as Finley scored again with 1:14 left in the second half to make it 8-7 and Ancarrow knotted the score at eight with 48 ticks left to send the game into overtime.

Roguski assisted on the game-tying goal before winning the game with her 21st goal of the season.

Hofstra sophomore goalie Kelsey Gregerson had six saves and a game-high six ground balls for Hofstra, while Schylar Healy also made six saves for the Dukes.

Finley finished with four goals to lead James Madison, while Curwin added two goals and two assists.

Hofstra returns to action on Sunday when it hosts George Mason at 1 p.m.


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