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Wildcats Fall to Rutgers 14-6
Carly Miller
Carly Miller

April 13, 2010

Final Stats

VILLANOVA, Pa. - Four goals from Brooke Cantwell helped lift Rutgers (9-3 overall, 2-2 BIG EAST) to a 14-6 victory over Villanova (7-4 overall, 0-3 BIG EAST) in a women's lacrosse match played here tonight.

The Wildcats gained an early advantage when junior Rachel Lasda found classmate Carly Miller with a pass at 25:34. Miller fired a shot into the back of the net to give Villanova a 1-0 edge.

Rutgers got on the scoreboard at 20:11 when Lindsey Watts scored on a free position opportunity and then followed that up with a goal by Cantwell off a feed from Mary Cryan at 16:55. Lasda pulled the Wildcats even with an unassisted goal at 15:38.

The Scarlet Knights took control by notching the game's next four scores, including goals by Stephanie Anderson, Kristen Anderson, Cantwell and Marlena Welsh. Miller got one back for Villanova off an assist from senior Erica Rybinski at 6:08 before the Scarlet Knights scored two more before intermission.

It was 8-3 in favor of Rutgers at the break.

Welsh and Kristen Anderson scored at 17:49 and 14:21 to push the margin to 10-3. Rybinski scored for VU at 13:33 before Watts answered for the Scarlet Knights at 10:22.

Sophomore Justine Donodeo and senior Samantha McKillip scored the final two goals of the night for Villanova.

Rutgers owned a 32-22 advantage in shots and a 12-8 edge in ground balls. Lily Kalata made seven saves in net for the Scarlet Knights while junior Maggie Langan was credited with two saves and freshman Amanda Hirschfeld with five for the `Cats.

Next up for Villanova is a road date at Connecticut on Friday at 6:00 p.m.



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