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College wrap: Sloan (WC East) leads Blue Hen women into CAA finals; Eastern falls in MAC semis

Friday, 1st May 2009

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 5/1/09

Senior captain Deb Sloan (West Chester East) had four goals to lead Delaware past Old Dominion, 8-6, Thursday in the semifinals of the Colonial Athletic Association women’s lacrosse championships at William & Mary.

The No. 2-seeded Blue Hens (10-7) advance to play in the finals on Sat., 1 p.m. and will face No. 4 Towson, winners of the first semifinal game versus William & Mary, 15-10.

ODU rallied late from a 7-4 deficit and drew within 7-6 on a late tally by Rebecca Hartrum (Springfield-Delco), but Delaware controlled the ball for most of the remaning time and melted the clock down to 30.7 seconds before Sloan iced the game with an open-net goal.

Delaware senior defender Amanda Lahiff (North Penn) also had a strong game.

Ashley Kellogg (Downingtown West) had two assists and Lisa Bernardini (George School) had one for ODU (11-5) while goalie Sarah Geary (Springfield-Delco) made 13 saves.

This marks the first time in four tries that Delaware has won a semifinal game and advanced to the CAA finals.

Towson 15, William & Mary 10

Jacie Kendall (Souderton) had two goals as the Tigers (12-5) advanced to the CAA finals. Emily Geary (Radnor) had 10 saves for W&M.

Stanford 14, Louisville 12

Julie Christy (Conestoga), Bess Siegfried (Agnes Irwin) and Amanda Schwab (Harriton) each scored once as the Cardinal (13-4) held on for a non-conference win. Bergan Foley (Gwynedd Mercy Academy) had four goals for Louisville (9-7).

Division III MAC semifinals

Elizabethtown 19, Eastern 7

The Eagles fell to top-seeded and #16 Elizabethtown (16-2) in the Middle Atlantic Conference semifinals as Kelsea Kozak (Sun Valley) scored three goals.

Grace Griffith scored three goals for Eastern (11-7) and Kristin Brownett added a pair. Jessie Basch scored her 201st career goal to give the Eagles their last lead of the game with 17:46 to play in the opening half.



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