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2008 Recaps

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(4/10) FDU-Florham 24 Wilkes 12
FDU-Florham scored the first five goals of the game, including three by Kristen Schuster, on their way to a 24-12 Middle Atlantic Conference women’s lacrosse win over Wilkes University on Thursday afternoon. 

The Devils improved to 10-1 overall and remained unbeaten at 4-0 in the MAC. Wilkes saw their overall record fall to 4-5. They are winless in three conference contests. 

Schuster finished with four goals and one assists and Lindsey Specht added four goals for FDU-Florham. Erika Sensbach and Amanda Wayne added three goals and one assist each, while Linda Bohn had two goals and three helpers. 

Justine Leggio cashed in five goals and Ashley Leggio finished with four goals and three assists for Wilkes. Brittany Hodnik chipped in with two goals and two assists, while Melissa Polchinski had one goal. 

FDU-Florham, who out-shot Wilkes by a 45-19 count, saw three goaltenders, Christine Dunn, Kelly Butler and Brittany Laning, combine to make four saves. Wilkes goalkeeper Stacy Fimmano finished with 16 saves. 



(4/5) Elizabethtown 21 Wilkes 6
Elizabethtown College raced out to a ten goal lead at halftime and never looked back in posting a 21-6 Middle Atlantic Conference women’s lacrosse win over Wilkes University on Saturday afternoon at the Ralston Complex. 
            
The victory enabled the Blue Jays to up their overall record to 5-3 and their conference mark to 2-1. Wilkes slipped to 4-4 overall and 0-2 in conference play with the loss. 
            
Ten different Elizabethtown players tallied goals, including Anna Ford, who had five tallies. Megan Byrnes added four goals and two assists, while Danielle Schaffer had three goals. Ashley Mogle contributed one goal and four assists and Kelsea Kozak and Katie Foley had one goal and three assists each. 
            
Justine Leggio scored three times to lead the Wilkes offensive attack. Ashley Leggio chipped in with two goals and four assists, while Brittney Hodnik had one goal and one assist. 
            
Jenn Hawkins and Becca Watkins combined to make six saves while splitting time in goal for Elizabethtown. Wilkes goalkeeper Stacy Fimmano finished the afternoon with 13 stops. 



(4/3) Wilkes 19 Alvernia 8
Wilkes University jumped out to a 13-4 lead at halftime and never looked back in scoring a 19-8 non-conference women’s lacrosse victory over Alvernia College on Thursday afternoon at the Ralston Complex. 
            
The Lady Colonels improved to 4-3 overall with the win as they prepare to host MAC foe Elizabethtown College on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. Alvernia saw their overall record slip to 1-6.
            
Wilkes was led offensively by Ashley Leggio’s eight goals and four assists. Justine Leggio was next with five goals and one helper. Brittney Hodnik added one goal and four assists. Chelsea Weinstein and Melissa Polchinski chipped in with two goals each for the Lady Colonels, while Jennifer Powell had one tally.
            
Felicia Sippel had three goals and two assists and McKenna Shafer scored three times to lead Alvernia. Katie O’Brien connected for two goals for the Crusaders, while Tara Walls had one assist.
            
Stacy Fimmano picked up the win in goal for Wilkes after registering 17 saves. Janelle Fulmer played the first half in goal for Alvernia and came up with five stops. Amanda Odenwalt played the second in goal for the Crusaders and was credited with seven saves.



(3/29) Widener 19 Wilkes 15
Wilkes University began their 2008 Middle Atlantic Conference slate on Saturday afternoon by dropping a 19-14 verdict at Widener University. The Pride improved to 2-5 overall with the victory, while the Lady Colonels saw their overall record even at 3-3.
            
Widener held a 40-27 advantage in shots and a 23-17 edge in ground balls, while Wilkes was able to secure a 20-15 edge in draw controls. Jill Cummings had eight saves in net for the Pride to garner the win in goal. Stacy Fimmano was credited with 17 saves in goal for the Lady Colonels.
            
Jackie Elliott had six goals and one assist and Tara Krasley finished with five goals and one helper to key the Widener attack. Grace Cavanaugh added three goals,  Amanda Wilson had two tallies and Rebecca Corrado, Kerri Schulz and Brittany Dippolito had one goal apiece for the Pride. 
            
Ashley Leggio was the leading scorer for Wilkes with six goals and one assist. Brittany Hodnik chipped in with three goals and two assists. Mellissa Polchinski added three goals and Justine Leggio contributing two goals and one helper. 



(3/27) Moravian 18 Wilkes 15
Moravian College used a three-goal outburst midway through the second half to snap a tie game on their way to an 18-15 non-conference women’s lacrosse win over Wilkes University on Thursday afternoon at Ralston Field. 
            
The victory improved the Greyhounds to 4-2 overall and established a new school record for wins in a season. Wilkes saw their three-game winning streak snapped as they fell to 3-2 overall.
            
Moravian scored the first five goals of the game, including three by Jillian Pagliei, to go ahead. Wilkes would rally and cut the deficit to 9-6 at halftime.
            
The Lady Colonels would out-score the Greyhounds 5-2 to begin the second half to pull even at 11-11. Melissa Polchinski and Justine Leggio scored two goals each during the spurt. Justine Leggio’s second tally, off an assist from her sister Justine Leggio, tied the game with 19:34 to play.
            
Moravian would then rattle off three straight tallies to take the lead for good. Lynda Kauffman, Pagliei and Erica Spatz scored the goals and the Greyhounds had a 14-11 advantage with 14:21 left. 
            
Wilkes cut the lead to a single goal on two occasions, including 15-14 on a score by Brittany Hodnik with 4:06 left. But, Spatz scored two straight goals and Maureen Helfers added a score to up the Moravian lead to 18-14 with 1:33 left and put the game out of reach.
            
The Greyhounds held a 33-31 shots advantage and a 26-17 edge in ground balls. Moravian goalkeeper Courtney Rosenberg picked up the win by stopping 12 shots. Wilkes goalie Stacy Fimmano ended the day with 10 saves.
            
Spatz had six goals and one assist to lead the Moravian attack. Pagliei contributed five goals and one assist, while Kauffman had four goals. Helfers, Paige Warbrick and Georgia Castellano had one goal apiece. 
            
Justine Leggio scored five goals and handed out two assists for Wilkes. Polchinski added four goals and Hodnik had three goals and three helpers. Ashley Leggio was credited with two goals and six assists, while Chelsea Weinstein had one goal and one assist. 



(3/20) Wilkes 16 Keuka 4
Wilkes University rattled off eight consecutive goals to break open a close game on their way to a 16-4 non-conference women’s lacrosse win over Keuka College at College Misericordia on Thursday afternoon. The win improved the Lady Colonels to 3-1 overall, while the Storm saw their record move to 1-1. 
            
Wilkes held a 4-2 lead with under nine minutes to play in the first half before embarking on their decisive spurt. Justine Leggio, Brittany Hodnik, Jennifer Powell and Melissa Polchinski all scored before intermission to send the Lady Colonels into halftime with an 8-2 lead.
            
Wilkes would continue their run by scoring the initial four goals of the second period. Elise Serembus, Justine Leggio, Polchinski and Hodnik each scored once to help the Lady Colonels build their lead to 12-2 with 18:41 to go in the contest. 
            
Hodnik and Justine Leggio had four goals and one assist apiece for the Lady Colonels. Polchinski finished with three goals and two helpers, while Ashley Leggio had one goal and five assists. Wilkes also received on goal each from Serembus, Jennifer Powell, Casandra Valentin and Chelsea Weinstein. 
            
Brandy Shafer had two goals and one assist to pace the Keuka attack. Brenna Leach and Laura Dougherty finished with a goal apiece, while Ann Shatraw was credited with one assist.
            
Stacy Fimmano picked up with victory in goal for Wilkes by stopping eight shots. Audrey Randall had seven saves in goal for Keuka.



(3/18) Wilkes 21 Cedar Crest 1
Wilkes University had nine different players register goals as they scored a 21-1 non-conference women’s lacrosse victory over Cedar Crest College on Tuesday afternoon. The win improved the Lady Colonels to 2-1 overall, while the Falcons slipped to 0-4 overall.
            
Brittney Hodnik led the Wilkes attack with five goals and three assists. Justine Leggio also tallied five times, while sister Ashley Leggio contributed three goals and three helpers. Melissa Polchinski, who had a team-leading seven groundballs, and Chelsea Weinstein finished with two goals each. 
            
The Lady Colonels, who held a 16-0 lead at halftime, also received one goal and one assist from Jennifer Powell, and one goal apiece from Kathleen Edwards, Casandra Valentin and Emily Dalton. 
            
Wilkes goalkeeper Stacy Fimmano was credited with seven saves in goal to notch the win.



(3/4) Wilkes 14 Methodist 10
Wilkes University balanced their women’s lacrosse record at 1-1 with a 14-10 non-conference win over Methodist College on Tuesday afternoon in Hilton Head, South Carolina. The loss dropped the Monarchs to 2-3 overall.
            
Ashley Leggio had five goals and two assists and Justine Leggio contributed five goals as well to lead Wilkes offensively. Brittney Hodnik chipped in with three goals and seven assists. Wilkes also received a goal and an assist from Jennifer Powell and an assists from Chelsea Weinstein.
            
Andrea DiStefano and Christina Layson scored three times each to pace Methodist. Chrystal Bradley chipped in with two goals for the Monarchs.
            
Wilkes goalkeeper Stacy Fimmano picked up the victory in goal after stopping 12 shots.          



(3/2) Presbyterian 16 Wilkes 14
The Wilkes University women’s lacrosse team dropped a tough 16-14 decision to Division I Presbyterian College in their season opener on Sunday afternoon in Hilton Head, South Carolina. 
            
Brittney Hodnik led the Lady Colonels with four goals and six assists. Ashley Leggio contributed four goals and three helpers. Justine Leggio chipped in with three goals, while Chelsea Weinstein had a pair of scores. Jennifer Powell also added a goal for Wilkes. Stacy Fimmano was in goal for the Lady Colonels and was credited with 16 saves. 
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