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Schylar Healy made a career-high 15 saves.Courtesy: Photography/JMU Athletics Communications
Lacrosse Holds Off Richmond for 13-12 Road Win
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:03/13/2013
RICHMOND, Va., March 13, 2013 -- James Madison (4-1) held off a comeback by Richmond (2-6) as the visiting Dukes posted a 13-12 win in women's lacrosse Wednesday evening at Robins Stadium.

JMU redshirt senior Casey Ancarrow (Jarrettsville, Md./John Carroll) and junior Amy Roguski (Sykesville, Md./Liberty) combined for nine goals and three assists with exceptionally accurate shooting.  Ancarrow, who also had two assists, scored on five of her six shots.  Roguski converted all four of her shot attempts and also contributed an assist.

On the defensive end Dukes sophomore goalkeeper Schylar Healy (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) made a career-high 15 saves and also had a game-high five ground balls.

After Richmond opened the game with two scores in the first five minutes, the Dukes netted seven consecutive goals for a 7-2 lead with 13:21 left in the period.  In that 7-0 run JMU scored on its first five shot attempts over a span of just over three minutes.  Two of those five came from Ancarrow and Roguski, and the fifth was tallied by sophomore Ali Curwin (Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford Sutherland).

Richmond, however, outscored JMU 4-2 in just over 12 minutes to close the gap to 8-6 with 18 seconds left before halftime.  But Dukes redshirt sophomore Kaci Starkloff (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) controlled the next draw, and Ancarrow was fouled and awarded a free-position attempt.  She converted the shot with three seconds to go to send the Dukes into intermission ahead 9-6.

In the second period Richmond and JMU traded goals four times over a stretch of 22:21, and the Dukes maintained their three-goal lead, 13-10, with 7:39 to play.  Ancarrow scored two of those four goals and assisted a Roguski score, and Roguski returned the favor, passing to Ancarrow for a goal during that span.

Richmond scored twice in the final 6:45, closing the margin to 13-12 on Hayley Ross's unassisted goal with 2:36 left to play.  The Spiders controlled the ensuing draw, but JMU senior Kelsey MacDonald (Glyndon, Md./Bryn Mawr) forced a turnover with 1:14 remaining.  The Dukes, however, were unable to hold on to the ball, losing possession with 1:02 left.  But the Spiders then turned the ball over with 39 seconds to go, with MacDonald picking up the ground ball following the turnover, and the Dukes were able to run out the clock.

JMU had a 15-10 advantage in draw controls, although Richmond took 34 shots to 26 for JMU.  UR goalie Emily Boyce finished with eight saves. 

Sam Stevenson led Richmond with five goals, and Ross scored three times.  Kara Moschetti and Caitlin Fifield each scored twice, and Moschetti had two assists and Fifield one assist.

Starkloff led the Dukes with five draw controls, and sophomore Lexi Cross (Marriottsville, Md./Liberty) scooped up three ground balls.  Freshman Taylor Gress (Westminster, Md./Manchester Valley) had a team-high two caused turnovers.

The Dukes complete a stretch of three straight road games Saturday when JMU travels to 11th-ranked Loyola for a 1 p.m. match.

* JMU's Casey Ancarrow's five goals gives her a career total of 138.  She moved from ninth place to tied for seventh on JMU's career goals list.  She passed Annie Wagner ('08, 136) and is tied with Nora Maguire ('92) for seventh.  Ancarrow is just one goal away from sixth place, held by Diane Buch ('88) with 139.

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