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Thursday’s women’s lacrosse wrap: Lafayette win tops Marist in OT; Ursinus cruises past Eastern in opener

Thursday, 1st March 2012

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/1/12

A pair of overtime goals propelled Lafayette to an 8-6 victory over Marist on Thursday afternoon at Tenney Stadium. The Leopards were led offensively by a four-goal effort from junior Addie Godfrey.

Less than two minutes into overtime, Jessica Rothstein (Harriton) took a pass from Ana White (Strath Haven, two assists) and deposited it into the back of the net for the eventual game-winning goal. Cammie Linville then linked up with Godfrey halfway through the overtime session to seal the victory for Lafayette.

Lafayette (3-1) got six saves from goalie Mimi Connell (Paoli native). Kelly Condon (Abington) scored once for Marist (0-3) to give her team a 5-3 lead midway through the second half.

A little more than two minutes later, Lafayette drew within one when Courtney Landolfe made it 5-4. With 2:28 to play in regulation White set up Godfrey, who rifled a shot into the upper corner of the cage to knot the game at five apiece. White’s assist was the first of two helpers for the sophomore.

Laura Kleiber’s free-position goal put Lafayette ahead 6-5 with 57 seconds to play prior to Jamie Romano scoring her third of the game with 18 seconds left to send the game into overtime.

Hofstra 15, Drexel 9

Drexel’s Alyse Maiden tied her season-high with four goals and six total points for the Dragons.

Kelli Joran (Downingtown East) had two goals and an assist and Charlotte Wood (Conestoga) scored twice. Maryann Miller (Ridley) scored once for Hofstra.

Drexel dropped to 2-2 overall and 0-1 in Colonial Athletic Association.

Division III
Ursinus 19, Eastern 8

The host Bears got their 2012 season underway with a win over local rival Eastern (0-1).

Senior midfielder Alyssa Thren (Upper Perkiomen) had a game-high seven goals to lead the Bears, while going a perfect 4-for-4 on free position goals. Senior attack Kim Peifer (Methacton) chipped in with four goals of her own, with junior midfielder Elizabeth Chatburn (Upper Dublin) scoring three.

Senior attack Emily Diehl (Voorhees, NJ) had three assists as the Bears had 38 shots in the game.

Ursinus actually trailed 2-1 early on before going on a 5-0 run and never looked back. In the second half, Ursinus outscored Eastern 10-3.

Peifer scooped up nine draw controls, with Chatburn getting four ground balls.

In goal, freshman Alexandra Duch made six saves in the first half, with sophomore Riley Pembroke making three in the second.

Allie Fultz had two goals and an assist for the Eagles.

York 20, Alvernia 11

York opened up a 14-4 halftime lead on its way to a win over Alvernia in non-conference action.

The Spartans scored the first goals of the game before Alvernia junior Alyssa Verrillo (Archbishop Wood) put the Crusaders on the board with her first of five goals on the afternoon. She recorded a hat trick in the first half–the 25th hat trick of her career. Senior Sarah George (Bayard Rustin) scored the final goal of the half sending the Crusaders to the break down 14-4.

York scored two of the first three goals in the second half before the Crusaders were able to put together a streak of four straight. Verrillo and George tallied the first two and Tonya Rutt and Nora Walsh (Lansdale Catholic) finished the run.

George finished with two goals as did junior Allison Bainbridge (Pottsgrove). Vicky Kearn and Jenn Czarnecki (Saint Hubert) each played a half and combined for 11 saves.

Muhlenberg 15, Widener 3

Stephanie Umbach and Alex Bellini each scored twice, Kelsey Elmer recorded three assists and Tiffany Kreider made nine saves for the Mules.

Senior Jen Harnden, Lauren Staedt (Upper Darby) and fellow junior Laura Kalbachall scored for the Pride (0-1). Freshman Megan Dunn (Bishop Shanahan) made 11 saves.


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