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Women's Lacrosse Falls to No. 5 College of New Jersey

Ewing, N.J. — Junior midfielder Bridget Bigley notched 10 points on six goals and four assists to lead The College of New Jersey to a 19-2 victory over Frostburg State in women’s lacrosse action Saturday afternoon.

TCNJ, which is ranked fifth in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III Poll, improves to 6-2 on the season, while the Bobcats drop to 5-8 overall.

Lauren Dougher and Karen Doane each had five goals apiece for the Lions, and Dougher dished out three assists as well.

Juniors Kelley Duncan (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) and Stefanie Ritz (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) each tallied a goal for the Bobcats.

TCNJ scored first at 29:13 as Toni-Anne Cavallo converted a pass from Bigley before Duncan knotted the game at 1-1 at 25:10.

The Lions then reeled off 12 straight goals to open a 13-1 lead with 2:23 left in the first half. TCNJ received five from Bigley, four from Dougher, and a hat trick from Doane during the run.

Ritz notched an unassisted goal with 40 seconds remaining before Doane scored unassisted with 11 seconds left to give TCNJ a 14-2 halftime lead.

In the second half, the Lions added five more goals to close out the scoring. Bigley and Dougher each had a goal and an assist in the final stanza.

TCNJ outshot the Bobcats, 37-9, and held a 29-16 advantage in ground balls. Dougher had six ground balls and four draw controls, while Bigley scooped up four loose balls and controlled four draws as well for the Lions.

Frostburg State junior Erin Young (Newark, Del./Glasgow) paced her team with four ground balls, while Ritz had a pair of draw controls.

Junior goalies Megan Marquardt and Paige Lucard equally split time in goal for TCNJ with Marquardt making the start. The duo combined for five saves and allowed just two goals.

Sophomore Rachael Lewis (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) made 11 stops for FSU.

Frostburg State returns to action Tuesday when it visits Villa Julie at 4:30 pm.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780