#10 Vanderbilt 13, Northwestern 7
May 4, 2002 - Lakeside Field


Evanston, Illinois - The tenth-ranked Vanderbilt Commodores (10-5) completed their undefeated league season Saturday by defeating the Northwestern Wildcats (5-10) by a score of 13-7 in American Lacrosse Conference action. Senior Liz Drennan and junior Jeannie Crawley each notched six points on the day to give Vanderbilt its fourth 10-win season in the program's seven-year history.

Only six goals were scored in the first half of the match, as the teams became acquainted. The Commodores controlled much of the action, but could not seem to find their shooting touch. Vanderbilt had 21 shots in the first period, but only scored four times. Wildcat goalkeeper Ashley Gersuk made eight saves in the first 30 minutes, keeping Northwestern within two goals of Vanderbilt at halftime.

The teams remained close in the second half until a 5-0 Vanderbilt run took control of the game. Three times in the half, Vanderbilt scored consecutive goals less than a minute apart. The duo of Drennan and Crawley combined for six goals and five assists in the half, helping the Commodores take the 13-7 victory.

Freshman goalkeeper Ashley Bastinelli saved 56 percents of the shots she faced before sophomore Liz Exline saw action, shutting out the Wildcats in the final three minutes.

On attack, Drennan scored a pair of goals and dished out four assists, tying her for the Vanderbilt single-season record with 27 assists this year. Jeannie Crawley scored four goals and had two assists, while sophomore Mary McCeney and Jess Roguski each added a pair of goals.

"Winning today's game and going undefeated in our conference was a great way to cap off the best season in our history," said head coach Cathy Swezey. "I am proud of the character our team displayed all year. Our three seniors have had great careers here - I just hope today was not their last day."

This match marked the final contest of the 2002 regular season for the Commodores, who now await the 2002 Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship Selection Show on Sunday night.

___1 2 F
VU 4 9 13
NU 2 5 7

VU: 40
NU: 16

VU: Bastinelli 9 (57 m, 7 ga),
Exline 2 (3 m, 0 ga)
NU: Gersuk 12

07:08 VU Roguski 1-0
11:47 VU Schmucker 2-0
16:05 VU Devlin (Crawley) 3-0
21:01 NU McCann 3-1
22:39 VU McCeney (FPS) 4-1
28:02 NU Albrecht 4-2
31:46 VU Roguski 5-2
37:35 NU Albrecht 5-3
37:50 NU McMahon (Albrecht) 5-4
38:43 VU Crawley (Drennan) 6-4
39:14 VU Allen (Drennan) 7-4
42:00 VU Crawley 8-4
48:05 VU Drennan (Crawley) 9-4
48:29 VU McCeney (Drennan) 10-4
48:52 NU Spekman (McMahon) 10-5
49:14 NU McMahon (McCann) 10-6
50:35 VU Crawley 11-6
51:31 NU C. Flynn (FPS) 11-7
58:08 VU Crawley (Drennan) 12-7
58:29 VU Drennan (Lewis) 13-7


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