Vanderbilt 11, Davidson 10
April 14, 2002 -- Davidson, North Carolina


#8 Vanderbilt Defeats Davidson

Davidson, N.C. -- The eighth ranked Vanderbilt Commodores (8-3, 4-0) overcame a slow start against the Davidson Wildcats (5-8, 0-2) to pull out an 11-10 victory in Sunday's American Lacrosse Conference matchup. The Vanderbilt attack, led by sophomore Jess Roguski's hat-trick, had to fight for everything against a Davidson defense which earned six cards in the game.

The Wildcats got out of the gate quickly, scoring the first three goals of the game. The Commodores answered, with junior Jeannie Crawley scoring a goal for the fifteenth consecutive game, but would trail for much of the first stanza.

After a 7-6 halftime deficit, the Commodores took their first lead at the 41:38 mark on a free position goal by sophomore Mary McCeney. The Vanderbilt defense tightened up in the last thirty minutes, allowing only three goals. Freshman goalkeeper Ashley Bastinelli had four of her seven saves the second half.

Crawley, McCeney and sophomore Michelle Allen each scored twice for the Commodores. Junior Tara Schmucker caused three turnovers and added four ground balls to lead the Commodore defense, while also scoring for the sixth straight game.

The Commodores return home next Sunday, April 21st, when they host the Ohio State Buckeyes in American Lacrosse Conference action.

VU: Roguski (3), Crawley (2), Allen (2), McCeney (2), Schmucker, Mundt
DC: S. Otto (3), Seaton (2), Raimondo (2), B. Otto, Frank, Diefendorf

VU: Drennan, Osberg, Crawley, Spies
DC: Seaton (3), S. Otto (2)

VU: Bastinelli (7)
DC: Nussbaum (10)


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