Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/17/11
Balanced scoring was the name of the game for No. 4 Penn in a 9-6 win over Rutgers in New Jersey on Wednesday night as the Quakers received goals from seven different players to improve their season record to 5-0.
Erin Brennan led the way for the Red and Blue with two goals and an assist, her second goal coming with 5:25 to play in the game and giving Penn an all-important two-goal lead. The insurance goal came just 11 seconds after Ali Steinber was sent off for a yellow card, putting Rutgers a player down. 1:02 later, Tory Bensen (two goals) added Penn’s ninth goal to seal the win.
The Quakers were economical on their shots in the second half, scoring three goals on four shots. Rutgers had climbed back within one goal, making the score 7-6 with 8:35 to play before Penn stopped any hope of a comeback with the two late goals.
Fairfield 13, Lehigh 12
Lauren Dykstra had six goals and one assist and Allison Thomas (Conestoga) added three goals for the Mountain Hawks (3-4) in a tough defeat.
Loyola (Md.) 14, Delaware 13
Corrine Drost pumped in four goals and Julianna Jeffers (Springfield-Delco) and Morgan Leonard each had three for the Blue Hens (2-5), who nearly pulled off a major upset vs. No. 6 Loyola (5-0).
George Washington 14, Villanova 8
Sarah Phillips (Downingtown West) had three goals and an assist for GW (2-6). Ali Judge led the Wildcats (3-2) with two goals and an assist.
Monmouth 13, La Salle 8
Lauren McDermott led the Explorers (4-3) with two goals and two assists while Sam Tulskie (Springfield-Delco) and Nora McGurkin (Penn Charter) each had two goals.
Haverford College 11, Drew 8
Kayleigh Herrick-Reynolds scored five goals and Josie Ferri (Pennsbury) had three goals and two assists to help the Fords improve to 4-1.
Lebanon Valley 16, Eastern 8
Christy Hild had three goals and an assist for Eastern (0-2).
Scranton 19, Neumann 7
Deanna Giorno (Central Bucks South) had three goals and four assists for the winning Royals. Alexandra Bohen (Upper Merion) and Erica Crabtree each scored twice for the Knights (0-4).