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Sunday’s women’s roundup: Drexel routs La Salle, 18-4; Penn State upsets Vanderbilt

Sunday, 20th March 2011

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/20/11

The Drexel women’s lacrosse team dominated play in an 18-4 win over city-rival La Salle today in non-conference action.

Drexel (5-1) outshot the Explorers 34-18 and had nine players score at least one goal. The Dragons are now 3-0 at Vidas Field.

Sophomore Kelli Joran (Downingtown East) led the Dragons with four goals and recorded a new career high. Freshman Amanda Norcini (Conestoga) also had a career high with two goals. Drexel’s Alyse Maiden tied her career high with three goals for the second consecutive game. Junior Jaclyn Klunder (Conestoiga) led the team with four assists.

The Dragons started a 7-0 run after a quick goal by Norcini in the opening seconds of the game. Joran, Katie Blazer, Maiden, Charlotte Wood (Conestoga), Emily Kane, Kaitlin Harris (Archbishop Carroll), Lindsey Kovar, and Allie Allen (Phoenixville) all posted a goal for Drexel. La Salle’s Melanie Sarcinello (Marple Newtown) scored a pair of goals in the first half and looked to create momentum for the Explorers.

Drexel had a four-goal rally and were up by ten, 12-2, at the end of the first half. Drexel held on to the lead for the rest of the game. Senior goalkeeper Whitney Johnson registered five saves and caused a turnover. Freshmen Amanda Santandrea played the entire second half and tallied three saves.

Navy 17, Lafayette 7

Kathy Young (Villa Maria Academy) had three goals and an assist and Aimee Gennaro (Archbishop Carroll) had two goals and an assist to power the Mids (9-2, 2-0) to the Patriot League rout.

Ana White (Strath Haven) had two goals and an assist for the Leopards (1-6, 0-1).

Penn State 11, Vanderbilt 8

Mary Dean (Cheltenham) had a goal and three assists and Aly Adams (Springfield-Delco) and Jackie Eastman (Springfield-Delco) each scored once as the Nittany Lions (4-4, 1-0) upset the No. 12 Commodores (5-4, 0-2) in an American Lacrosse Conference contest.

Division II

Molloy 20, Philadelphia Univ. 3

Taylor Peltzer (Archbishop Wood) scored twice for Philadelphia U.


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