Women’s lax, slow start

Joe Groglio

The 2005 season for the University women’s lacrosse team has gotten off to a bit of a rocky start. Playing in the frigid winter atmosphere, the ‘Cats struggled to an 0-3 start, with two more games being postponed due to snow. Unfortunately, the ‘Cats last contest against Holy Cross ended with another loss, in a hard fought 14-6 defeat.

Playing last Sunday at the Crusaders’ home field in Worcester, Massachusetts, four Holy Cross players recorded hat tricks as the ‘Cats defense was unable to control their dynamic offense. Kristen Morea and Alex Garvey recorded first half goals, yet they proved to be of little aid as the Crusaders rushed to a 10-2 halftime lead.

Late in the game there were signs for hope, as Amy Rocap recorded a hat trick of her own with about seven minutes remaining. But it wasn’t enough, as the game ended with the lopsided loss.

Wildcat goalie Jessica Brozena recorded seven saves, and Meagan Orr saved nine while allowing only three goals for Holy Cross.

The Wildcats will travel to Delaware Wednesday to battle their traditional rivals, before heading to LaSalle for a Big 5 showdown on Friday.

Hopefully, the team can turn it around and achieve the success that is expected for Villanova lacrosse.