Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/2/11
The Lehigh women’s lacrosse team bounced back from Saturday’s tough overtime defeat to Delaware in grand fashion, handling the Saint Joseph’s Hawks, 16-3, on Wednesday afternoon at the Ulrich Sports Complex.
Senior Lauren Dykstra led a balanced scoring attack which saw seven different Mountain Hawks (2-1) score goals.
The 13-goal win marked Lehigh’s largest since a 20-4 victory over Lafayette last Mar. 20. The three goals allowed were fewest since a 13-2 win over Bucknell last year.
“It’s a good win, especially after not a great performance on Saturday [against Delaware],” said head coach Jill Redfern (Ursinus). “It was a team performance with a lot of contributions from different players. It allowed our whole lineup to get some great experience as well.”
Dykstra led the way with six points behind five goals and an assist, her 16th career game with five or more goals and already her second this season. Senior Allison Thomas (Conestoga) and junior Kelly Draper also finished with four points. Thomas posted two goals and two assists while Draper added three goals and an assist. Sophomores Megan Kelly and Julie McBrien finished with three points apiece while freshman Chelsea Retaleato and sophomore Anna Patterson each added a pair. The three points for McBrien marked a career high.
Saint Joseph’s Jen Peters netted the first goal of the game at 27:57 of the first half to give it a 1-0 lead, but Lehigh responded with nine straight tallies to close out the half. Dykstra had four of them, starting the Mountain Hawks’ scoring at 26:02, then adding markers at 18:37, 10:50 and 2:04. Kelly ended the half with her first of the game with only 13 seconds on the clock.
The momentum carried into the second half as the Mountain Hawks scored their 10th straight at 27:70 to give them a 10-1 advantage. Saint Joseph’s came back with a Grace Dinn (one goal, two assists) tally at 26:32, but Lehigh went on to score three straight and six of the game’s final seven goals to run away with the 16-3 victory.
Draper enjoyed a strong all-around game, adding three draw controls, three ground balls and four caused turnovers to go along with her three goals and assist. Dykstra led the way with four draw controls while Kelly also added three.
Freshman Alexandra Fitzpatrick was strong in goal, making three first-half saves before being relieved by sophomore MaryLeah DiNisco, who made two stops in the second.
Monmouth 14, Lafayette 5
Molly O’Brien (Unionville) had four goals and an assist for Monmouth (2-1).
Jess Rothstein (Harriton) had three goals for the Leopards (0-3) and freshman Ana White (Strath Haven) collected nine draw controls, five groundballs and four caused turnovers as well as an assist. Freshman goalie Meghan Curtin (Penn Charter) made six saves in defeat.
Vanderbilt 17, Cincinnati 3
Kacie Connors (Radnor) and twin sister Kelly Connors (Radnor) each scored once for the victorious Commodores (3-2).
Marist 14, Binghamton 10
Kelly Condon (Abington) had two goals and two assists for Marist (2-1).
James Madison 11, Virginia Tech 9
Mary Kate Lomady (Abington) scored twice for No. 9 JMU (2-0).
George Mason 17, G. Washington 9
Emily Ellisen (Great Valley) had two goals and an assist for GM (1-3). Sarah Phillips (Downingtown West) led GW (1-4) with two goals and an assist.
Richmond 17, American 14
Victoria Roebuck (Springside School) made 10 saves to lift the Spiders (1-5) to their first win.
Bernadette Maher (Council Rock North) led American with three goals and Lisa Schaaf (Perkiomen Valley) had two goals and an assist.
Penn State 22, Bucknell 2
Mary Dean (Cheltenham) scored three goals, Aly Adams (Springfield-Delco) added two and Lizzy Carney (Unionville) added a goal and two assists while freshman goalie Melissa Lloyd (Unionville) made two saves during the second half.
Haverford College 10, Scranton 4
Josie Ferri (Pennsbury) scored her 100th career goal just over a minute into the contest and finished with seven overall as the Fords defeated the Royals.
Megan Gallagher, Perrin Downing and Alexa Pesce also got in on the scoring for Haverford (2-0) while Gallagher added one assist.
After Ferri’s opening tally Deanna Giorno (Central Bucks South) scored for Scranton (0-1) four minutes later to even things up. Goals by Downing and Pesce midway through the first half gave the Fords a two-goal advantage, but it did not last long. In the final 10 minutes of the half Caroline Pryor and Jilliana DePaolera both scored to tie the score at 3-3.
In the first eight minutes of the second half Ferri scored three times and Gallagher added a free position goal to make the score 7-3. Ferri scored again near the 10-minute mark to cap off the Fords’ remarkable run of five unanswered goals.
Kaitlin Lazorko (Nazareth Academy) broke the Royals scoreless streak with nine minutes remaining. Ferri added two more late goals to provide the final margin.
Leah Hammerschlag made nine saves in the victory for the Fords while Kathleen Smart (Archbishop Wood) came up with 10 saves for Scranton.
Gwynedd Mercy 22, Lancaster Bible 5
First-year head coach Beth Wheeler picked up win #1 as Gwynedd-Mercy coasted in its opener.
The Griffins had seven multi-scorers on the evening led by the four goals of junior Shannon Carabba (Springfield-Montco). Senior Kristie Pollock (Unionville) added three while Kristi Mackin (St. Hubert), Colleen Dellostretto (Upper Moreland), Jenna D’Arcy (Hatboro-Horsham), Morgan Hosler, and Elizabeth Rand all had two apiece.
Alvernia 17, Lebanon Valley 8
Felicia Sippel (St. Hubert) had three goals, one assist, four draw controls, two groundballs and a caused turnover to help Alvernia open with a Middle Atlantic Conference win.
Megan Corrigan (Boyertown) and Alyssa Verrillo (Archbishop Wood) each added three goals and an assist.
Messiah 16, McDaniel 6
Rachel Dirksen (Abington) had five goals, four draw controls and three caused turnovers to pace Messiah (2-0).
Bloomsburg 10, Seton Hill 8
Tia Mazzie (Boyertown) had two goals, an assist, seven groundballs and five caused turnovers to lead the Huskies to victory in their opener. Kelsey Metzler (Perkiomen Valley) added two goals, an assist and six groundballs while Sam Mazzie (Boyertown) and Allie Kakareka (Spring-Ford) each scored twice.