Comerford Sets Another Career Mark, But ‘Cats Fall to UConn 14-7

09 Dec 2021 | 11:38 | Lacrosse

VILLANOVA, Pa. – It was another record setting afternoon for Villanova’s Katie Comerford Friday, but the Wildcats were unable to overcome Connecticut, falling 14-7 to the Huskies in a BIG EAST battle at Villanova Stadium.

Five days after establishing a new program record for goals scored (139), the native of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., added three more goals and an assist. The assist, which came on a Haley Driscoll goal with 1:47 to go in the first half, gives Comerford the career program record in that category as well (103). She now is the program record holder for goals, assists, and points.

Caroline Curnal scored the first two goals of the day for the Wildcats to stake Nova to an early 2-0 advantage. But the Huskies got on the board with an unassisted goal by Kyra Place at 25:22 that was the first of eight straight scores by the visitors.

Goals from Comerford, Driscoll and Olivia Piccirilli narrowed the deficit to 8-5 at halftime.

Connecticut scored three goals to two off the stick of Comerford in the first 16:52 of the second half to make it an 11-7 game. But the Huskies notched the final three goals of the day to cement the win.

These two teams meet again Sunday at Villanova Stadium with the opening draw set for noon.

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