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Women’s lacrosse: Blumenthal (Notre Dame Ac.) leads Gettysburg past Cabrini in NCAA tourney

Thursday, 10th May 2012

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 5/10/12
From Press Release

The Cabrini College women’s lacrosse season came to an end Wednesday, as the Cavaliers fell at No. 3 Gettysburg 22-7, in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament. The loss was the Blue and White’s first since April 3 and dropped Cabrini to 10-9 on the year.

Katie Blumenthal (Notre Dame Academy) led Gettysburg with five goals and two assists.

Freshman Melissa Scanzano (Haverford High) led the Blue and White with three goals.

Gettysburg, the defending NCAA champions jumped out early, scoring six goals in the game’s first nine minutes. Just over 10 minutes into play, Scanzano opened Cabrini’s scoring with her 36th tally of the season.

Trailing 8-1 with 13:12 to play before halftime, Scanzano again found the back of the net.

Carzo’s 27th goal of the year came with 6:25 to play before halftime, cutting Cabrini’s deficit to 13-3. Less than 30 seconds later, senior Jacky McDermott (Ridley) tallied the final of her 62 career goals.

Senior Katie Slonaker’s free-position shot with 48 seconds to play in the first half cut Gettysburg’s advantage to 15-5. The Bullets added a late goal, taking a 16-5 lead into the half.
Sophomore Sarah Means opened the second half with her 31st goal of the year.

Scanzano closed the Blue and White’s scoring with her third score of the day with just over 20minutes to play.

Scanzano also led the Cavaliers with six draw controls, while sophomores Ali May (Downingtown East) and Suzanne Gennaro (Archbishop Carroll) each forced a pair of turnovers. Sophomore goaltender Janel Folkomer (Springfield-Delco) recorded seven saves n the loss.

Head Coach Jackie Neary and the Cavaliers completed another successful season, winning their 11th Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) title. The program also won its 200th game all-time earlier in the year.

Cabrini College SCORING: GOALS: Scanzano, Melissa 3; McDermott, Jacky 1; Means, Sarah 1; Slonaker, Katie 1; Carzo, Sara 1. ASSISTS: None.

Gettysburg SCORING: GOALS: Katie Blumenthal 5; Hannah Church 4; Lindsey Robinson 3; Bridget Kenny 3; Loren Pruitt 2; Bailey Beardsley 2; Taylor Lawlor 1; Mandy Buell 1; Megan Nearing 1. ASSISTS: Hannah Church 3; Katie Blumenthal 2; Lindsey Robinson 2; Kate Higgins 1; Bridget Kenny 1; Cat McCutcheon 1; Loren Pruitt 1.



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