Women’s Lacrosse: Villanova defeats Central Connecticut State

Alex Gallucci

The women’s lacrosse team recorded a 9-7 victory over Central Connecticut last weekend due to strong offense that began just seconds into the game.

After a tough loss to Sacred Heart last week, the team traveled to New Britain, Conn., to take on Central Connecticut on March 9.

After just 50 seconds of play, freshman Carly Miller put one in the net to start Villanova’s early lead. Junior Katie Stone scored two for the Wildcats in the first period, while sophomores Samantha McKillip and Kyler O’Shea and juniors Meredith Kolmer, Taylor Lucy and Taryn McKenna all contributed to an 8-3 Villanova lead at the end of the first period.

In the second half, Central Connecticut responded to Villanova’s first-period scoring with three goals of its own, leaving the Wildcats with an 8-6 lead.

McKenna scored Villanova’s ninth and final goal with 8 minutes left on the clock. The Blue Devils successfully put one more in the net in the second half, but it was not enough to overcome Villanova’s strong first-period offense.

Senior Stevie McFadden led the team with two assists, while freshman Maggie Langan made five saves in goal.

The Wildcats will take on Louisville on Sunday at the Villanova Stadium. — A.G.