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AU women’s lax team falls to Roberts Wesleyan, 12-9
3/14/12

ALFRED, NY -Visiting Roberts Wesleyan handed the Alfred University women’s lacrosse team a 12-9 setback, Wednesday afternoon in a non-conference matchup.

With the loss the Saxons fall to 1-1 overall, while the Raiders improved to 1-2.

Roberts Wesleyan held a 5-3 lead heading into intermission as they held a slight (17-14) advantage in shots. Despite a strong second half showing from AU, the Raiders outscored the Saxons 7-6 in the second period. For the game, AU held a 31-29 advantage in shots, and picked up 28 groundballs to Roberts Wesleyans 21.

Junior attack Ali Garcia (Salt Lake City, UT/Judge Memorial) netted three goals and junior attack Devin Fitzgerald (Rochester, NY/Greece Olympia) recorded three points on two goals and an assist to pace AU. Sophomore midfielder Ashley White (Islip, NY/Islip) and freshman attack Kaitlyn Button (Cazenovia, NY/Canastota) each scored two goals. Senior defender Hannah Scott (Randolph, VT/Randolph Union) picked up three groundballs, while causing a game-high four turnovers.

Freshman Taylor Tarajos (Rochester, NY/Greece Olympia) went the distance in goal for the Saxons and made seven saves, while Stephanie McClure made a game-high nine saves in net for the Raiders.

Theresa Catteau tallied a game-high four goals and Vanessa Sell had three goals and an assist to lead Roberts Wesleyan. Alison Kendall scored three goals and Kara Farnsworth finished with a pair of goals.

AU returns to action next Saturday, March 17, at 3 p.m., when they take on host Morrisville.