Lady Saxons thump Hilbert, 18-2
ALFRED, NY –The Alfred University women’s lacrosse team improved to 2-0 Wednesday evening with an 18-2 win over visiting Hilbert College.
Alfred started their offense quickly scoring the first goal within a minute to head into halftime ahead 13-0. In the second half, AU outscored Hilbert 5-2 to finish out the contest. Statistically AU outshot Hilbert 35 to 12, held a 30-19 ground ball advantage, and forced 30 turnovers.
Junior midfielder Ashley White (Islip, NY/Islip) posted a double hat-trick, with six goals to lead the Lady Saxons. Sophomore attacker Kaitlyn Button (Canastota, NY/Cazenovia) netted four goals, dished out three assists, caused a team-high four turnovers, and picked up a game-high five groundballs. Senior midfielder Tracie McGinnity (Rochester, NY/Gates Chili) notched three goals as well.
Sophomore Taylor Tarajos (Rochester, NY/Greece Olympia) and freshman Erin Nevin (York, PA/York) each played a half in goal for AU and combined for three saves. Hilbert's Meghan Stewart went the distance in goal, saving 10 shots.
AU opens Empire 8 play against Nazareth Friday, March 29, at 4 p.m.
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