Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/31/11
Consecutive goals from Megan Gallagher, Kayleigh Herrick-Reynolds and Alexa Pesce midway through the opening half put the Haverford College women’s lacrosse team ahead to stay in Wednesday evening’s 11-9 Centennial Conference victory over visiting Muhlenberg College.
The Fords (6-3, 2-1 CC) opened the scoring on a goal from Perrin Downing but Muhlenberg (4-4, 0-3) twice rallied from behind to gain the advantage on the scoreboard as the first half clock ticked past its midway point.
With the Mules owning a 4-3 edge, Gallagher, Herrick-Reynolds and Pesce scored within a span of 2 minutes and 9 seconds to vault Haverford into a lead that it wouldn’t relinquish.
Muhlenberg added a late first half goal to pull within one at 6-5 heading into the intermission but the Fords pushed the lead back to three with goals from Herrick-Reynolds and Pesce within the first five minutes of second half play.
Pesce finished with a team-high four goals in the win, and added a pair of assists, while Angela Napoletano notched four goals for the Mules in a losing effort.
Haverford goalie Leah Hammerschlag repeatedly came up with big saves against the Mules who continually pushed the tempo with a fast-paced transition game. Muhlenberg ended up out shooting the Fords, 27-20, in the contest. Hammerschlag finished with 10 saves in the win while her counterpart at the other end of the field, Allison Vachon, collected four saves in the loss.
Immaculata 15, Lancaster Bible 3
The Mighty Macs (2-7) scored five goals during the first three minutes of the game to set the tone early. Rebecca Whiteman (Great Valley) had four goals and two assists while Kacie O’Neill (Sun Valley) added three goals and an assist.
Ursinus 12, Washington College 5
Alyssa Thren (Upper Perkiomen) had three goals and two assists for five points as host Ursinus (5-4, 3-0) recorded a Centennial Conference win.
Centenary 23, Neumann 21
Alex Bohen (Upper Merion) had five goals for Neumann in defeat.
Johns Hopkins 10, Drexel 7
Senior Katie Blazer and junior Charlotte Wood (Conestoga) led the Dragons (6-3) with two goals each.
Holy Family 16, Wilmington DE 15
Jenna James (Archbishop Ryan) scored six goals, including the tying and winning goals (33 seconds left), to lift Holy Family.
Franklin & Marshall 19, Bryn Mawr 2
Amalia Antonoplos (Radnor) had four goals and an assist and Katie Nelligan (Agnes Irwin) added a goal and an assist while Maggie Mae Shields (Baldwin) and Ali Kelly (Radnor) scored once to help No. 7 F&M earn the easy win.