Dominican Women's Lacrosse Starts Quickly, Tops Felician, 20-5

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Jada Blaize scored her first collegiate goal during an Apr. 17, 2019, home loss to Dominican. (Steven R. Smith)

LYNDHURST, N.J. – Dominican (N.Y.) College secured a 20-5 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's lacrosse victory over host Felician University on Wednesday night at the Lyndhurst Recreation Complex. Dominican led, 5-1, after seven minutes of play, and was ahead, 13-2, at halftime.

Freshman attack/midfielder Jordyn Juvelier (Centereach, N.Y./Centereach) led Felician (0-9, 0-6 CACC) with three goals. Freshman attack/midfielder Jada Blaize (Jamaica, N.Y./Channel View) recorded the first goal of her career, and freshman midfielder Valerie Adamo (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) also scored for the Golden Falcons. Adamo led Felician defensively with six ground balls.

Junior midfielder Jenna Fox (Stony Point, N.Y./North Rockland) had a hand in more than half of Domincan's offensive output. Fox finished with seven goals and five assists, and added seven draw controls, all game highs. Junior attack Alayna Heegan (North Babylon, N.Y./North Babylon) scored five goals for the Chargers (4-8, 4-3), including the 150th of her career.

Heegan opened the scoring, and reached the milestone, with 1:46 gone by in the contest, and tallied again nearly three minutes later. Adamo won the ensuing draw, streaked down the middle of the field, and buried a shot just 19 seconds after Heegan's second goal, slicing the Golden Falcon deficit in half. But the game's next two markers went to Fox. A pair of successful free-position shots put Dominican ahead, 6-1, with 21:54 to play in the first.

Juvelier snuck in a low shot at the 21:07 mark, but the hosts could not dent the scoreboard again in the opening period. With 11:08 to play, Dominican forced the NCAA running clock with its 12-2 edge.

Blaize's score came on a free-position attempt with 21:35 remaining in regulation time. Felician was 1-3 from the free-position spot, while the Chargers went 7 for 14.

Dominican out-shot the Golden Falcons, 50-14. Felician junior goalkeeper Megan Euler (Toms River, N.J./Manchester Township) was credited with 15 saves and two ground balls in 45 minutes of action. Charger freshman Rebecca Nutting (Marcellus, N.Y./Marcellus) earned the victory in the cage with six saves.

Felician has a quick turnaround, as it plays a make-up game in Philadelphia on Thursday at 5 p.m. against Holy Family University.