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Jeanette M. Fiola (nee Vetri), formerly of Audubon

Rowan Women's Lacrosse Team Falls to Christopher Newport 15-13

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – The Rowan women’s lacrosse team rallied in the second half but it wasn’t enough as the Profs fell to Christopher Newport, 15-13, in non-league action today. CNU’s Madi Rozgonyi scored an unassisted goal with :07 to play to seal the win and end Rowan’s (7-3) five-game winning streak.  


Trailing 13-8 with 6:32 remaining in the game, Julianna Corson started a Rowan run in which it scored five of the next six goals, as Erin Renshaw and Elaina Corson followed with unassisted goals to cut the deficit to 13-11. CNU tallied another at 3:18, but Julianna Corson added another, assisted by Molly Green, with 1:41 remaining, and Cutrera took a pass from Green and scored at :32, pulling Rowan within a goal at 14-13.  


But CNU (5-5) won the ensuing draw control and took a timeout with :17 to play, and set up the winning goal by Rozgonyi.  


Renshaw had three goals and one assist for the Profs, with Cutrera, Michaela Donnelly, Julianna and Elaina Corson, and Green scoring two each.  


CNU scored the game’s first three goals but Rowan countered with four in a row, including two by Rensha, as the teams were tied, 4-4, after one quarter. Christopher Newport tallied five consecutive goals in the second quarter to own a 9-5 halftime lead, and built upon it at the start of the third, leading by 10-5.  


Donnelly took a pass from Renshaw to score Rowan’s only goal of the third quarter as CNU held an 11-6 lead at the start of the fourth.  


Jamie Cutrera started the Rowan comeback with an unassisted goal at 11:08 of the fourth quarter. The teams alternated goals, with Molly Green adding a man-up goal less than two minutes later to pull Rowan within, 12-8.  


The Captains outshot the Profs, 31-25, and Rowan goalie Reilly Shaup needed to make 15 saves on the day.  


Rowan returns home and will host Susquehanna on Wednesday, April 5 in a 5 p.m. start.