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College wrap: St. Joe’s women down La Salle for first winning Atlantic 10 season; Eastern tops Haverford

Thursday, 9th April 2009

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 4/9/09

   The Saint Joseph’s women’s lacrosse team defeated La Salle, 16-6, today to earn the Hawks’ first winning Atlantic 10 Conference season.

    Jenna Martino led SJU with four goals and four assists, while freshmen Meghan McDevitt and Jen Peters scored four goals apiece.

    Saint Joseph’s (8-6, 4-1 Atlantic 10) opened the game with three goals from Martino, Julie Mineweaser (North Penn) and Peters in succession 14:34 into the contest.

    La Salle (4-8, 1-4 Atlantic 10) responded with tallies by Ashley Rutz and Jill Davis (Ridley). SJU would answer back with three straight goals to end the half by Peters, McDevitt and Jessica Westlake for a 6-2 lead.

    Peters began the scoring in the second with her third of the game at 27:15, but La Salle’s Stefany McKee added another just 10 seconds later to make it 7-3.

    Saint Joseph’s scored five straight from 25:33 to the 16:19 mark thanks to Peters’ fourth goal, McDevitt’s second, Westlake’s second and a pair by Martino, her second and third, respectively to make the game 12-3.

    La Salle would go on to net three of the next four goals over the next eight minutes with the lone SJU tally coming from Martino’s fourth strike of the day at 10:51.

    Martino leads the team with 44 goals on the season and upped her team-leading assists total to 16. She needs just 11 points in the final two regular season games to surpass Shannon Feite for the single season points record.

     The Hawks closed with three goals, two by McDevitt and another by Grace Dinn.

    McKee had two goals and an assist and Nora McGurkin (Penn Charter) had a goal and an assist for La Salle.

    Saint Joseph’s out-shot La Salle, 33-14 overall and 18-7 in the second half. The Hawks edged the Explorers 23-10 in ground balls, 12-11 in draw controls and forced La Salle into 18 turnovers to SJU’s 11.

    Suzy Herlihy made five saves to earn the win between the pipes for the Hawks.

Division III

Eastern 7, Haverford College 6

    Jessie Basch and Erin Fries each scored twice for the Eagles (6-5).  Josie Ferri (Pennsbury) and Jen Schmidt had two goals each for the Fords (9-4).

Bryn Mawr 17, Cedar Crest 11

    Georgia Lawrence had five goals and Natalie Chrismer added four for the Owls (3-9).

St. Thomas Aquinas 12, Penn State Abington 6

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