No. 10 women's lacrosse wins at St. John Fisher

Emily Brodsky '14
Emily Brodsky '14

Emily Brodsky '14 scored a career-high four goals and added an assist to lead nationally ranked No. 10 Hamilton College to a 14-9 win against St. John Fisher College in a non-conference game at St. John Fisher's Growney Stadium on March 17.

Hamilton (2-2 overall) has played all four games on the road in 2012. The next two for the Continentals will be in Clermont, Florida. Hamilton takes on nationally ranked Colby College in NESCAC action on Tuesday, March 20.

Libby Schultz '12 chipped in three goals and two assists and Rachel Friedman '13 contributed three goals and one helper for the winners. Mariah Monks '13 came off the bench to add two goals, and Ashley Allen '12 and Madison Beres '15 scored one goal apiece. Beres won five draw controls and Brodsky won four. Lauren Sokol '12 and Friedman scooped up two ground balls apiece. Dewi Caswell '14 posted 10 saves and four ground balls.

Melissa Leonhard paced the Cardinals (2-2) with three goals and one assist. Leonhard was credited with four caused turnovers, three ground balls and three draw controls. Jill Zerrillo scored two goals and four other players added one each. Molly Naylon and Caroline Trpcevski stopped three shots apiece.

The Continentals enjoyed a 7-4 lead at the half, but St. John Fisher opened the second half with three straight goals. Leonhard tied the score at 7-7 on her 16th goal with 25:17 left.

Hamilton took control by scoring the next six goals, five of which came on free-position shots. The teams combined to score 13 goals on free-position shots.

Monks gave the Continentals the lead for good at 8-7 with 24:26 remaining. Schultz, Brodsky and Monks again followed with goals for an 11-7 advantage. Brodsky netted her sixth of the year on an assist from Friedman, and Allen ended the run for a 13-7 cushion with 12:56 left.

Hamilton held a 28-21 shot advantage and won 17 draws to eight for the Cardinals. The Continentals' first three games were all decided by one goal. Hamilton's 14 goals are a season high.

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