Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/23/11
Sophomore midfielder Kelly Custer (Sun Valley) recorded the second “hat trick” of her college career by scoring three goals and added an assist to lead the Tigers (3-4) to their second straight win, a 13-10 non-conference victory over Temple University (1-6) at Johnny Unitas® Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.
Custer, who has scored eight goals this season, has earned both of her “hat tricks” against the Owls. She scored three goals in last year’s 17-9 victory over Temple in Philadelphia.
“Kelly did a great job for us today and had a good presence on the field,” Towson Coach Sonia LaMonica said. “I think we were able to make some good things happen on offense today.”
Karly Cohen had four goals for Temple (1-6) and Charlotte Swavola (Cheltenham) added three goals and an assist.’
Chestnut Hill College 15, Holy Family 13, OT
Sophomore attack Nicole Covella (Vineland, NJ) scored nine goals and totaled 11 points in this evening’s Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) contest to carry Chestnut Hill College to an overtime triumph over Holy Family University. She scored the first, three goals of the affair, totaled five tallies by halftime, forced overtime, and finished the Tigers off with the final two goals of the overtime period.
Covella was everything for Chestnut Hill College (2-3, 1-1). As the second-half clock wound down sophomore midfielder Lindsay Alexander (Lower Moreland) forced a Holy Family University (2-4, 1-1) turnover, recovered the ground ball, and located Covella who beat the Tigers down the field to tie the contest, 12-12, with 24 seconds remaining.
Alexander scored the first goal of overtime with 3:51 remaining in the frame, 13-12, but the Tigers evened the contest just thirty seconds later (3:21) on a strike from junior attack Lauren Greco (Council Rock South), 13-13. The Griffins soon wised up, controlling their possession for a final strike. Covella came through by converting a free position opportunity with 1:46 to play, 14-13. She then added the exclamation point with another scoring shot at the final second (0:01).
Sophomore midfielder Stephanie McNesby (Archbishop Ryan) led the Tigers with five goals, two ground balls, two draws, and two caused turnovers. Greco and two other Tigers scored twice apiece. She also provided an assist and caused two turnovers. Junior goalkeeper Melissa Jenkins (Interboro) made 13 saves and collected two ground balls in the loss (2-4).
Gwynedd Mercy 11, Notre Dame (Md.) 7
Morgan Hosler scored three goals for Gwynedd Mercy (5-3, 2-0).
Neumann 16, Immaculata 10
Neumann (1-4) picked up its first win of the season in the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) as Alexandra Bohen (Upper Merion) scored a whopping 10 goals.
Erica Crabtree (Spring-Ford) notched four goals while Meghan Garsey dished out a goal and two assists. Sam Kotowski made 20 saves for the win.
Kacie O’Neill (Sun Valley) had four goals and Rebecca Whiteman (Great Valley) three for the Mighty Macs (0-5, 0-1).