TOWSON, Md. (April 11, 2014)—The William and Mary lacrosse team fell at Towson, 16-11, on Friday evening.
W&M (2-10, 0-2) trailed by just three goals at halftime, but Towson (8-6, 3-1) opened the second stanza with an 8-2 run to pull away for the victory.
Junior Alexi Farmakis led the College with five points (4g, 1a), while junior Ellen Shaffrey totaled three points (2g, 1a) with five draw controls and a ground ball. With the effort, Shaffrey moves into W&M’s single-season top-10 list for draw controls (40) and needs just three more to break into the program’s career top-10 list.
The Tribe owned an edge in ground balls (18-17) and committed one fewer turnover (14-15), but Towson outshot W&M, 31-24, and held an 18-11 advantage in draw controls.
W&M began the game well and jumped out to an early 2-1 lead with goals by Shaffrey and junior Amanda Johnson.
Although Towson pulled ahead, 4-2, following a score by Andi Raymond at 22:10, the Tribe evened the contest with goals by Shaffrey and senior Jenna Dougherty.
Following a TU timeout, however, the Tigers rattled off four consecutive scores during a span of just 1:27 to build an 8-4 advantage with 11:21 remaining in the half.
The teams combined to score just once more during the remainder of the stanza, as Farmakis found the back of the cage with 4:42 showing to narrow the gap to 8-5.
Following the intermission, Towson broke the game open with an 8-2 run en route to building a 16-7 lead with less than 10 minutes remaining. Farmakis provided the Tribe’s two goals during the stretch.
W&M outscored the Tigers, 4-0, during the remainder of the contest but were unable to get any closer than the final margin.
Raymond led Towson with six points (5g, 1a), while Taylor Moore and Colby Unkle totaled three goals apiece for the Tigers.
The Tribe will return to action when it plays at Delaware on Sunday at 1 p.m.