Clarkson women's lacrosse falls to Vassar
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 9:09 am

The Clarkson University Women's Lacrosse team suffered its fourth straight loss on Friday afternoon, falling to Liberty League foe Vassar College 18-11 at Hantz Turf Field.

The Golden Knights, who stand at 4-10 overall and 1-5 in the conference, close out a seven-game home stand on Saturday afternoon when they host Bard College at 3:00 p.m. in their final game in Potsdam for the season.

Clarkson played even with Vassar (8-4, 3-3) for most of the first half and grabbed its only lead of the day on a four-goal run to make it 6-5 with 2:57 left to play in the period. The Brewers, however, connected for the final four goals in the half to take a 9-6 lead after the first 30 minutes. Vassar then scored the first three goals to start the second half for a 12-6 lead with 23 minutes to play. Freshman Ashley Flick (Watertown, NY) put an end to the visitors' seven-goal burst with Clarkson's seventh score with 18:40 to go, but Vassar rattled off four unanswered tallies to hold a commanding 16-7 lead with 12 minutes to play. The Knights added four straight goals of their own, but the Brewers closed out the road win with the game's final two scores.

Sophomore Christine Wright (Watertown, NY) paced the Green and Gold offense with five points on two goals and three assists. Flick, junior Emma Oliver (Jericho, VT) and sophomore Emma Jeffery (Baldwinsville, NY) also scored two goals apiece. Junior Danielle Faivus (Oswego, NY) and freshmen Paige Fayette (Theresa, NY) and Kate Dillon (St. Albans, VT) rounded out the Clarkson goals scorers with one tally each.

Dara Davis and Isabelle Goldstein led the Plattsburgh offense with seven (6-1) and six (4-2) points, respectively.

The Brewers outshot Clarkson 31-19 and controlled ground balls 18-11. Sophomore Meaghan McKenna (Hamburg, NY) won a game-high six draw controls for the Knights.

Sophomore Dani Tani (Heuvelton, NY) started in the Clarkson goal and made six saves, while senior Kara DiNatale (Auburn, NH) posted two stops over the final 12 minutes.