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Women's Lacrosse Sputters in the Second Half, Drops Home Opener to Vermont 18-10

Women's Lacrosse Sputters in the Second Half, Drops Home Opener to Vermont 18-10

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ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – Julia Davidson scored three goals Tuesday afternoon, but the St. Bonaventure women's lacrosse team fell in the home opener, 18-10 to Vermont.

The Bonnies and Catamounts went back and forth in the first half, resulted in a 10-10 tie after the first 30 minutes of play. The second half was a different story. Vermont scored eight times and the defense shut the Bonnies out to earn the 18-10 win. The Catamounts improve to 1-1, while the Bonnies drop to 0-2.

The Brown and White jumped out to an early lead when Ashley Easterday netted her second goal of the season for a quick 1-0 lead. Vermont would come right back and score four goals over the next seven minutes to jump out ahead 4-1.

St. Bonaventure would regain the lead briefly when Kyra O'Gorman took a pass from Gabrielle Bradley and beat the Vermont goaltender for a 7-6 advantage.

Down one with under 10 seconds to play in the first half, Davidson was awarded a free position attempt and buried her shot with only seconds remaining to tie the game heading to the break.  

It was all Vermont in the second half as the Catamounts find the back of the net eight times in the second half.

UVM was led by Jenna Janes who poured in five goals on just six shots. Elena McWright chipped in with three goals and an assist to pace the Catamount attack.

St. Bonaventure was led by Julia Davidson who found the back of the net three times. Ashley Easterday, Olivia MacDonald and Kyra O'Gorman each added two goals for St. Bonaventure.

It was a revolving door in the cage for St. Bonaventure as all three goalies saw time. Senior Morgan Conroy got the start, playing the first 20 minutes. She made two saves while allowing six goals before giving way to Kerrigan Cummins. Cummins finished the first half allowing four goals.

Freshman Savannah Clarke was charged with the loss, playing the final 30 minutes. She made four saves in her debut.

The Bonnies won't have much time off as they will be right back out on the home turf Thursday afternoon when they host Little Three rival Niagara. Game time is set for 2:00 p.m. 

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