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#14 William Smith lax downs Ithaca 19-10

Junior Brittany Callaghan netted a career-high four goals as the 14th-ranked William Smith College lacrosse team downed Ithaca 19-10 this afternoon on McCooey Field. The Herons improve to 10-2 on the year, while the Bombers slip to 6-8 overall.

Including Callaghan, seven William Smith players tallied three or more points on the day. First-year Callie Frelinghuysen totaled a career-high six points on two goals and four assists, while junior Sarah Goodkind and first-year Lucy Johnson each added four points. Sophomore Cassie Findlay and senior Michaela Parnell both netted three goals, and junior Molly Fitzgerald contributed two tallies and a helper.

Becky Bedard recorded a goal and three assists to lead Ithaca. Lauren Fitzgerald netted three goals, while Kylie McClure added two for the visitors.

Ithaca got on the board first, as Lauren Fitzgerald netted her first of the game 5 minutes, 1 second into the contest. The early lead was wiped out over the next 10 minutes by three straight goals from Herons Goodkind, Johnson, and Parnell.

The Bombers countered with three in a row to grab a 4-3 lead with 10:13 to play in the half. Findlay evened the game again at 4-all at the 8:37 mark, but McClure had the answer at 5:12 to put Ithaca back up by one.

Two goals from Callaghan sandwiched one from Johnson the final 3:20 of the first half, giving William Smith a 7-5 lead at the break.

The Herons carried their scoring run into the second half, netting six quick goals in the first 4:37 of the stanza. In total, William Smith scored nine unanswered to take control of the contest for good. With 25:23 to play, the Herons held a 13-5 advantage. The Bombers got within six twice in the final minutes of the half, but would not get closer.

William Smith senior goalkeeper Becky Josefiak collected 14 saves, while Courtney Dowell also stopped 14 shots for Ithaca. Overall, the Herons outshot the Bombers 40-27. The hosts also held a 21-10 advantage in draw controls, thanks to Frelinghuysen and senior Torie Allen each grabbing a game-high six.

The Herons will be back in action on April 24, when they travel to Skidmore for a Liberty League game at 4 p.m.