St. Francis Takes 13-6 Win Over Kennesaw State

from Press Release

FARMVILLE, Va. (March 30, 2014) – Danielle Conwell (Roxbury, N.J./Roxbury) and Rachel Larson (Corning, N.Y./Corning East) each posted four goals to lead the Saint Francis University women's lacrosse team to a 13-6 win over Kennesaw State on Sunday afternoon.

The four goals and two assists for Conwell made her the all-time leader in points in program history for the Red Flash (3-5). The graduate student now has 198 career points and passedKate Simmons (Delran, N.J./Delran), who previously held the record of 196. SFU put up 10 second half goals on the Owls (0-8).

It was a low scoring opening period as only six total goals were scored, it was Lindsay Ingram (Stewartstown, Pa./York Catholic) who tallied the first of the game off a feed from Conwell. Christina Fini (Huntington, N.Y./Smithtown East) then scored off a free position attempt and the Flash led 2-0.

The Owls scored its first goal nearly 11 minutes in then Saint Francis responded as Conwell scored her first of the day, unassisted. Neither team scored for 15 minutes until Kennesaw State put in two goals right before halftime to the tie the game at three.

The Red Flash really got going in the second period of play, Conwell fired back-to-back goals to open the frame and SFU took the two goal advantage. Rachel Larson(Corning, N.Y./Corning East) then scored two straight and SFU took its largest lead of the game at 7-3 with 19:40 to play.

Kennesaw State answered with two goals to get back within two, before Larson put home another off a pass from Fini. SFU would string together six consecutive goals in total to lead the Owls 13-5 with two minutes to play.

Holly Lawrence (Damascus, Md./Damascus) picked up a goal in the span, while Katie Schaaf (Ellicott City, Md./Hebron) continued her strong sophomore campaign with two goals.

Savannah Shores (Trappe, Md./Easton) earned the win in net for SFU, the sophomore registered eight saves for the second straight game.

SFU won the battle in shots against Kennesaw State, 26-19. Rachel Larson (Corning, N.Y./Corning East) picked up a team-high three draw controls in the win.

Saint Francis will return to Loretto on Friday as it opens up Northeast Conference play against LIU Brooklyn at 3 p.m.

Conwell now just needs nine assists to pass Simmons for the all-time lead in that offensive category.

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