Lady Wildcats fall in a thriller, 12-9. The Lady Wildcats of Villanova (2-4) held in for 51 minutes against the 19th ranked Hofstra Lady Pride (3-1). Villanova was outscored by Alyssa Parella 10 goals to 9.
Things started great for the Wildcats with Libby McKenna (1g), a pair from Katie Comerford (2g), and Olivia Piccirilli (1g,1a) and after 8:37, Villanova was riding high at 4-0. Parella scored her first two just :25 apart followed by Grace Langella (1g), Alexa Mattera (1g) then three more from Parella that made it 7-4 Hofstra.
Haley Driscoll (3g) ended the half with a 7-5 score. At 26:17 it went to 8-5 courtesy of who else? Parella who would score every Hofstra goal the rest of the way. Kayla Gulmi (1g,1a) interrupted the Parella onslaught but only for 2:25 when she buried goal 7.
Villanova kept battling and Haley Driscoll, Brittany Bruno (1g) with another from Driscoll, and the Wildcats found themselves in a 9-9 game. Parella would get back-to-back-to-back goals for the second time that would salt this one away.
Parella launched 18 shots with 13 going on goal. Total shots were 26-24 for Hotstra, with on goal also in favor of the Pride, 19-14. Hofstra also owned the ground ball battle, 19-15 and draw controls, 16-7. Lady Wildcats fall in a thriller, 12-9 to the Lady Pride.