First-Half Outburst Pushes Bridgewater Past Randolph in Women's Lacrosse

BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- Bridgewater had only scored 13 goals in a game twice this season, but the Eagles scored that many in the first half today en route to a 16-6 victory.

In the blink of an eye, Bridgewater jumped out to a huge lead, after winning the first six draws and scoring before Randolph could even get a chance on the offensive end.

Once the WildCats got the ball, they scored on their first two shots, with junior Taylor Klevenz (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill) and senior Ashley Edwards (Sumerduck, Va./Liberty-Bealeton) each striking 41 seconds apart.

Bridgewater got those two goals immediately, however, as the Eagles won the next two draws and scored twice in the 1:05 after Edwards's goal to regain its edge.

Another Klevenz goal wrapped up the first half scoring, but the damage was already done, as the Eagles rode a 14-3 first-half draw control advantage to a 13-3 scoreline at the break.

The teams settled down in the second half, as each squad tallied three markers in the second 30 minute session.

Edwards and Klevenz scored the first two of the frame, and first-year Chelsea Marciniak (Centreville, Md./Sts. Peter and Paul) wrapped up the game's scoring.

Klevenz now has at least three goals in 11 of the team's 14 games, as she sits six shy of the program record for career goals.

Junior Samantha Fagone (Bayshore, N.Y./Bayshore) recovered from a shaky first half to stop seven shots in the second half, giving her 11 for the game and helping her move up the national leaderboard. She came into the week in fourth place in the country.

Randolph travels to Roanoke on Saturday for a rare morning start, with an 11 a.m., draw.