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College wrap: Penn women edge Dartmouth to stay undefeated; Penn men upset Brown, Dragons slay ‘Cats

Sunday, 12th April 2009

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 4/12/09

    Becca Edwards (Springfield-Montco) scored off a feed from Erin Brennan in overtime to give host Penn a 7-6 victory over Dartmouth Saturday in Ivy League women’s lacrosse.

    Penn, ranked No. 2, remains undefeated at 11-0 (5-0 league) and is one win closer to an Ivy title. Dartmouth, ranked 13th, fell to 6-4 overall and 3-1 in the Ivy League.

    The first three-minute overtime period featured a number of opportunites for both teams, but it wasn’t until the last minute of the period that Dartmouth turned the ball over sending it skipping into the midfield. Brennan muscled control of the ball and looked up field to Edwards whose defender had been lured to the ball at midfield.

    All alone, Edwards sprinted towards the Big Green’s Julie Wadland and fired, while the rest of Franklin Field held its breath.

    With the one-goal advantage, the Quakers held control for the majority of the remaining time, grinding out the last 42 seconds of that period and the next three-minute frenzy to come away with a crucial Ivy win.

    The Quakers trailed for five minutes and nine seconds after Dartmouth netted the first goal of the day on an eight-meter shot. With eight minutes expired, Erin Brennan set up Ali DeLuca (two goals) who spun around her defender and evened the score.

    Penn pulled away to a 3-1 lead, but two goals from Katherine Chuisano and a free position goal from Kat Collins set the score even at four-all. Senior Samantha Bird netted two goals in the half for Penn.

    DeLuca scored on a free position attempt just over a minute into the second half, but another Dartmouth goal tied it up with under 16:46 left to play. DeLuca and Brennan combined again with the freshman picking up a sharp pass from behind the cage and crashing the goal.

    Dartmouth would not go quietly and knotted the score at 6-6 thanks to an Eliza Bennett goal at 7:04. Junior goalkeeper Emily

 Szelest came up big for Penn in the final minutes saving a free position shot and regaining possession for Penn. The Quakers held the ball for a last shot, but three attempts were either saved or wide of the cage, forcing overtime.

    Another major Ivy game is just around the corner for Penn when No. 7 Princeton comes to town, Wednesday at 7 p.m. A win against the Tigers would clinch a share of the Ivy League title for the Quakers.

UMass 16, Temple 4

     Chelsea Rosiek (Wissahickon) and Ann Stouffer each scored twice for the Owls (1-11, 1-4) in the A-10 loss.

Division III

Gettysburg 19, Bryn Mawr 8

McDaniel 13, Haverford 11

Muhlenberg 13, Swarthmore 7

Dickinson 19, Ursinus 16


Penn 7, Brown 6  

    Alex Weber scored three goals and Morgan Griff added a pair while Joe Hegener made 11 saves as the Quakers (3-7, 2-4) shocked No. 8 Brown (9-2, 2-1) in the Ivy League. Drexel 9, Villanova 8  

    Kyle Bergman scored the game-winner with 5:47 to play as the Dragons (5-7, 1-3) claimed the Colonial Athletic Association victory over the Wildcats (8-4, 2-2). Colin Ambler (Abington) scored three goals and Scott Perri added two for Drexel and Mark Manos (Salesianum, DE, West Chester) posted 16 saves. Kevin Cunningham, Matt Fritts and Tim Driscoll scored two goals each for Villanova.  

Manhattan 13, St. Joe’s 7  

    Ian Kelly and Sean Evans (Henderson) each scored twice for the Hawks (4-7, 2-3) in the MAAC loss.  


Penn State 12, St. John’s 11, OT

     Matt Mackrides (Malvern Prep) scored with 2:17 left in overtime and Jack Forster (La Salle) pumped in six goals to lift the Nittany Lions (6-5, 2-3) to the ECAC win. Mackrides had two goals and three assists and Rob Foster (La Salle) had a goal and an assist while Drew Adams (Springfield-Delco) had 15 saves.

Loyola 8, Georgetown 7

    Jake Willcox (Malvern Prep) scored two goals and P.T. Ricci scooped nine groundballs as the Greyhounds (7-4, 4-1) won the ECAC contest.

Sacred Heart 12, Quinnipiac 9

    Jack Oppenheimer (Germantown Academy) notched a hat trick in defeat for Quinnipiac (3-7).

North Carolina 12, Ohio State 11

    James Green (Central Bucks East) scored twice for the Buckeyes (6-5) in defeat.

Notre Dame 10, Denver 8

    Duncan Swezey (Hatboro-Horsham) scored three goals and had two assists to lift the undefeated Fighting Irish (10-0).

Division III

Haverford 9, Franklin & Marshall 8

    Travis Gregory scored three goals to help the Black Squirrels (10-2, 6-0) remain perfect in the Centennial Conference. 

Cabrini 15, Widener 11

    The No. 15 Cavaliers (9-3) captured its fifth consecutive win as Casey Grugan (Ridley) extended his consecutive points streak to 50 games, scoring two goals and adding three assists. B.J. Kletcheck (Roman Catholic), Dan Terenick (Ridley) and Brian Hill (Ridley) each contributed a season-high four points. Kletcheck and Terenick each buried three goals and dished one assist. Hill paired two scores with two assists.

    Justin Upp paced the Pride (5-7) with three goals.

Swarthmore 8, Rensselaer 7, 2OT

    Garnet junior attacker Gavin Musynske scored his third game-winner of the season with 1:38 left in the second overtime, sending Swarthmore (5-5) to a win over visiting Rensselaer.  Max Hubbard had three goals for the Garnet.

Gettysburg 12, Ursinus 6

Marywood 19, Penn State Abington 4


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