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Friday’s women’s college roundup: Drexel tops Towson; Temple, Delaware win

Saturday, 9th April 2011

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 4/9/11

The Drexel women’s lacrosse defeated Towson on the road for the first time in school history, 7-5, on Friday afternoon in Colonial Athletic Association action.

The Dragons (7-3) who lost 17 straight-games against the Tigers (5-6) are now 1-0 in conference play.

Junior Jaclyn Klunder (Conestoga) and sophomore Alyse Maiden both recorded a pair of goals in the victory over Towson. Maiden now has 23 goals on the season. Charlotte Wood (Conestoga) and Katie Blazer also scored for Drexel, while teammates Kelli Joran (Downingtown East) and Emily Kane registered assists.

Towson took an early 3-0 lead powered by Katie Leech’s free position goal in the opening minutes of the game. Klunder answered back with a goal at 11:55. The Dragons went on a three-goal run and took the lead, 4-3, at the end of the first half.

In the opening minute of the second half, Towson’s Jess Dunn tied up the score and looked to create momentum for the Tigers. Alyse Maiden scored back-to-back free position goals and held onto the lead for the remainder of the game.

Senior goalkeeper Whitney Johnson led the defense and recorded a season-high with nine saves. Johnson now has 51 saves.

Temple 13, G. Washington 10

Stephanie Markunas (Ridley) and Charlotte Swavola (Cheltenham) each recorded hat tricks to lead the Owls past GW (4-9, 1-2) in the A-10.

Markunas added two assists on the day for five total points. Missy Schweitzer (Owen J. Roberts) and Jackie Mercer scored two goals apiece for Temple (4-8, 2-1), while Lea Britton (Co8uncil Rock North), Jaymie Tabor and Ann Stouffer each recorded one.

Tess Bishop had a strong performance in goal with eight saves for the Owls, including an impressive save in the final minutes to help hold off any thoughts of a comeback for the Colonials.

Sarah Phillips (Downingtown West) had two goals and four assists for GW.

Delaware 7, Hofstra 6

Julianna Jeffers (Springfield-Delco) scored twice as the Blue Hens claimed the CAA win.

Richmond 15, La Salle 4

Victoria Roebuck (Springside School) made seven saves as the Spiders cxlaimed the A-10 win over the Explorers.

Lauren McDermott (North Penn) had two goals for La Salle.

St. Bonaventure 11, St. Joseph’s 10

Alana Glanell, Grace Dinn, Jen Peters and eghan McDevitt each scored two goals for St. Joe’s.

Notre Dame 15, Villanova 4

Maggie Tamasitis (Boyertown) had a goal and an assist to help the Irish down the Wildcats in the Big East.

Justine Donodeo scored two goals for Villanova.

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