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Women’s roundup: St. Joe’s claims first win; Drexel rolls past Bucknell

Sunday, 6th March 2011

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/6/11
From Press Releases

The Saint Joseph’s women’s lacrosse team saw four players score two goals apiece to lead the Hawks to a 10-6 win over visiting Saint Francis this afternoon. Sophomore Gwen Nihill had a pair of goals and assisted on two, while goalkeeper Kaitlin LaBarbera made 10 saves in net.

The Red Flash scored a goal five minutes into the game to get on the board first, but the Hawks retaliated with three straight scores to go up 3-1. Jen Peters connected on a free-position shot, while Meghan McDevitt (Manheim Township) had an unassisted goal and Carly Kindbom scored the third goal off a pass from Nora McGuire.

Saint Francis scored a minute later with a free-position goal and added a goal with 1:19 on the clock to tie it up at 3-3 going into the break.

Just 1:15 into the second half, McGuire caught Grace Dinn cutting to the net for her first goal. Less than two minutes later, Nihill drove to the net and scored on a one-on-one with the Red Flash goalkeeper to put the Hawks up 5-3.

Saint Francis’ Catherine Helming connected on another a free-position shot just before Nihill assisted two consecutive goals from Francesca Volpe and Peters to put the Hawks up, 7-4.

Drexel 19, Bucknell 3

Charlotte Wood (Conestoga) erupted for six goals and an assist and Alyse Maiden had three goals and two assists while Jaclyn Klunder (Conestoga) added two goals and four assists as the Dragons burned the visiting Bison to improve to 3-1.

Katie Blazer had a goal and two assists for Drexel while Kelli Joran (Downingtown East), Amanda Norcini (Conestoga) and Kristin Kopenhaver each had a goal and an assist.

Madison Hurwitz (Council Rock South) had a goal for Biucknell (1-4).

McDevitt finished with two goals and an assist, while Peters and Dinn each had two goals and McGuire tallied two assists.

The Hawks (2-2) return to action on Wednesday, when they host Rutgers at 4:00 p.m. on Finnesey Field.

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