March 5, 2010

Defense, Kennedy Lead UMW Women's Lax Past #16 St. John Fisher, 13-12



KISSIMMEE, FLA - Sophomore All-American Catherine Kennedy (Baltimore, Md., Baltimore Lutheran) scored five goals and one assist, and the UMW defense, led by Jenny Atmar (Houston, Texas, Bellaire), Allison Hess (Woodbridge, Va., Potomac), and Ellen Bikowski (Fairfax, Va., Bishop O'Connell) held 16th ranked St. John Fisher's potent offense in check in a 13-12 Eagle victory on Friday at Disney's Wide World of Sports. The Eagles improve to 2-1 on the season after opening aginst three straight nationally-ranked opponents.

In addition to Kennedy's stellar play, freshman Sara Donatich (Melville, N.Y., Walt Whitman) and sophomore Lauren Callison (Stevensville, Md., Kent Island) each scored a pair of goals, while Brittany Butler (Easton, Conn., Joel Barlow) and Katie Wallis (Cypress, Texas, Cy-Creek) each scored once and assisted on one goal. Freshman Adele Hawley (Lutherville, Md., St. Pauls) added her first collegiate goal, and sophomore Allie Kimmelman (Burke, Va., Robinson) assisted on two scores as well.

Freshman goalkeeper Leigh Ann Redefer (Lewes, Del., Cape Henlopen) made seven saves for the Eagles. Mary Washington will visit St. Mary's College in their Capital Athletic Conference opener on March 9 at 4:00 p.m.