Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/16/11
Another strong offensive showing during the first half helped the Swarthmore College women’s lacrosse team (3-1) cruise past 320 rival Widener 18-8 on Tuesday evening from Dixon Field.
Junior Marie Mutryn, junior Annelise Mowry and sophomore Nicole Vanchieri all scored four goals apiece while sophomore Annalise Penikis (Strath Haven) netted three goals and dished out four assists to lead the Garnet.
Just like in its previous two victories, a strong first half propelled Swat to a double-digit victory. But unlike the first two wins, Swarthmore did not surrender the first goal, this time scoring three goals in the opening five minutes before the Pride (2-3) would light up the scoreboard. Mowry, senior Emily Evans and Mutryn all scored unassisted goals during the opening charge.
Ahead 6-3 with 10 minutes left to play in the first half, the Garnet used a pair of goals from Vanchieri and Mowry each to build a 10-3 lead with 3:15 to play. After a Widener connection with 2:19 to play cut it to 10-4, Mowry quickly brought the momentum back in Swat’s corner, scoring two goals in the final 64 seconds to extend the lead to 12-4 right before the half.
In the second period, Swarthmore maintained the lead and the contest was never in doubt, scoring five unanswered goals over a 15-minute span to close out the 18-8 win.
Junior Maddie Williams led a strong Garnet defensive effort with three caused turnovers and four ground balls. Penikis rounded out her solid overall game with a team-high six ground balls and four caused turnovers.
In net for the Garnet, freshman Michelle Ammerman made three saves.
Julia Costello had three goals for Widener (2-3).
Ursinus 19, Cabrini 3
Ursinus (2-2) opened its home schedule in fine fashion, as the Bears scored the first six and the last seven goals in the game in an easy win over Cabrini (0-3).
The Bears held a 6-0 lead seven minutes in and never looked back.
For the Bears, Emily Hummel had four goals on four shots, while Emily Diehl and Elizabeth Chatburn (Upper Dublin) added in three goals. Lindsey Urban (Central Bucks East), Allison Furman (Boyertown) and Alyssa Thren (Upper Perkiomen) each had two as the Bears fired off 39 shots in the win.
Urban and Furman each had two caused turnovers, while Furman and Thren, along with Jackie Kimmel each scooped up four groundballs.
Kim Peifer added in four draw controls.
Misericordia 18, Immaculata 17, 2 OT
Misericordia’s (2-2) Emily Foley scored 1:55 into the second overtime to lift the Cougars to the victory. Each squad scored one goal apiece in the first overtime to force the sudden victory period.
Immaculata’s Kacie O’Neill (Sun Valley) led the Mighty Macs with eight goals, including her 100th career goal which came with 12:55 remaining in the first half. Rebecca Whiteman (Great Valley) tallied five goals and two assists, and Lauren Bigos had three goals. Emily Hallett added one goal and one assist.
Bryn Mawr 19, St. Elizabeth 0
Mae Carlson had five goals and Miranda Gordon-Zigel added four while Gabby Marangell had three goals and three assists for Bryn Mawr (2-0) in the shutout win.
Alvernia 15, Gwynedd Mercy 5
Felicia Sippel (St. Hubert) had five goals and Sarah George (Bayard Rustin) added three as Alvernia improved to 4-0. Morgan Hosler led Gwynedd (2-3) with two goals.
West Chester 12, East Stroudsburg 6
Tori Dugan (Bayard Rustin) registered a hat trick during a four-point day while Jackie Hoover (Cheltenham) and Claire Grimwood each scored a pair of goals to lead sixth-ranked West Chester (2-1, 1-0) to a PSAC win.