Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/16/09
Freshman phenom Erin Brennan scored three goals and added two assists as the No. 3 Penn women’s lacrosse team smothered No. 7 Princeton, 10-5, Wednesday to remain undefeated and clinch a share of the Quakers’ third consecutive Ivy League title.
Brennan fed junior Ali DeLuca two minutes into the game to put Penn (12-0, 6-0) on the board. Then Brennan and Courtney Lubbe (Council Rock North) hooked up for back-to-back goals to go ahead 3-0 with 23 minutes to play.
Princeton’s Holly McGarvie notched her only goal of the night on a free position at 15:11 to make it 3-1. Junior midfielder Emma Spiro marked McGarvie and allowed the junior just two more shots the rest of the night.
Seniors Becca Edwards (Springfield-Montco) and Samantha Bird scored in the final 10 minutes of the half to extend Penn’s lead, but another free position shot from Princeton made the score 5-2 heading into the half.
After the break, Edwards converted on an eight-meter and Brennan completed her hat trick in the first 13 minutes. Spiro and Kaitlyn Lombardo tacked on a couple more to give Penn a seven-goal advantage–its largest of the night–and just under five minutes to play.
Not ready to go without a fight, Princeton forced in three more goals to come within five of Penn. However, a turnover by McGarvie in the final minute spelled defeat for the Tigers (10-2, 4-1) as the Quakers held possession to run out the clock.
In goal, junior Emily Szelest made a season-high seven saves to secure her 12th win of the season. For the Tigers, Erin Tochihara made 10 stops.
The Quakers can clinch the Ivy title outright Saturday when it heads to Providence, R.I., to meet Brown.
Louisville 10,Cincinnati 7
Bergan Foley (Gwynedd Mercy Academy) had two goals for the winning Cardinals (8-5, 2-4) in the Big East.
Lehigh 14, Monmouth 9
Sara MacIntyre (Agnes Irwin) pumped in four goals for the Mountain Hawks (10-5) while Megan Brennan (Archbishop Carroll) led Monmouth (6-9) with four tallies.
Georgian Court 18, Holy Family 2
Wesley 17, Penn State Abington 8
Jenna Pugh (Council Rock South) led PSU Abington (1-8) with six goals.
Cabrini 18, Immaculata 8
Amanda Alexandrowicz (Ridley), Kellie Levy and Jacqueline McDermott (Ridley) each scored three goals for the Cavaliers (8-3, 6-0) in the CSAC win. Kacie O’Neill and Claire Lichty led the Mighty Macs (1-10, 1-6) with thre egoals apiece.
Ursinus 14, Muhlenberg 11
Kim Peifer (Methacton) and Lindsey Urban (Central Bucks East) each scored three goals as the Bears (5-10, 4-4) won the Centennial Conference game.
Mt St, Mary’s 7, St. Joseph’s 6
Christian Kellett (Malvern Prep) scored once and the Mount outscored the Hawks (4-8, 2-4) 5-1 in the final period to claim the MAAC win. Sean Evans (Henderson) and Alex Lopez scored two goals apiece for St. Joe’s
Ursinus 11, Susquehanna 7
Eric Farris (Pottsgrove) had five goals and two assists as the Bears (4-8) defeated Susquehanna (5-9) in non-conference play to snap a five-game losing streak.
Neumann 19, Penn State Abington 16
Matt Toth (Coatesville) erupted for six goals while Kyle Gardner (Perkiomen School) and Justin Mailloux had four apiece to lead Neumann (2-10). Nathan Meyer (Abington) had seven goals for the Lions (0-11).
Marywood 17, Immaculata 13
Tom Hartney (Interboro) notched four goals, Joe Keller (Owen J. Roberts) had three goals and Jon Cacchio (Holy Ghost Prep) had two goals and three assists for the Mighty Macs (3-8, 1-3) in the CSAC defeat.
Eastern 12, King’s 4
Nick Mandia (Souderton) had four goals and Michael Ryan (Souderton) added three for the Eagles (6-6, 4-4).