Pfohl, MacDonald lead Lady Cats past Siena

The women’s lacrosse team bounced back from a two-game skid to upend Siena at Moulton Winder Field on Wednesday, 19-14.

The Lady Cats were led by sophomore Megan MacDonald, who scored five goals and has started the 2009 campaign sizzling with 14 points already on the young season.

America East Rookie of the week, freshman Allison Pfohl, added four goals in the win for UVM. Pfohl is off to a torrid start to her career at UVM, with 14 points on 11 goals in just four games.

Despite giving up an early goal just 16 second in by Siena’s Lindsey Rosecrans, the Lady Cats settled down to take a 9-6 lead heading into the half from a buzzer-beating goal by MacDonald.

Siena would cut the deficit to one early on in the second half, but that was as close as they would get as UVM tallied seven unanswered goals to stretch the lead to 16-8.

Though Siena kept fighting, UVM’s underclassmen, along with senior Kristen Millar – who extended her consecutive games with a point streak to 51 – were too much to handle in a 19-14 decision.

The Lady Cats improve to 2-2 on the year as non-conference foe Siena falls to 1-1.

UVM will travel to Oregon this weekend to face off against the Ducks and will spend their spring break on the west coast with games against UC Davis and Cal to follow.

The team doesn’t return home until March 25 against BC.