Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/28/12
From Press Releases
Junior Lauren McDermott (North Penn) scored four goals as host La Salle defeated Howard Tuesday evening at McCarthy Stadium.
The Explorers controlled the draws well, adding 19 to Howard’s eight and scoring several goals off of them. La Salle picked up 17 ground balls compared to Howard’s eight.
La Salle also took a season-high 49 shots on the evening.
Senior Megan Corliss (Archbishop Carroll) made eight saves in goal, while allowing eight goals. Junior Maura Malone saw time in goal with the minutes ticking away in the second half, allowing two goals.
La Salle got on the board with two quick goals by Nora McGurkin (Penn Charter) and Caitlyn Brostrand.
However, the game remained close, with Howard’s Courtland Lackey adding a goal with 5:06 remaining in the first to cut the La Salle lead to 5-4.
The Explorers took a 6-4 lead into halftime after a goal by McDermott.
After the break, La Salle rattled off four goals to extend its lead to 10-4 and didn’t look back.
Monmouth 10, St. Joseph’s 9
The host Hawks led 7-6 at half before being outscored by Monmouth, 4-2, in the second half. Senior Grace Dinn led SJU with three goals on 12 shots.
Saint Joseph’s outshot Monmouth, 14-13, in the first half as it converted half of the scoring opportunities into goals. Both teams traded goals in the frame, with the Hawks taking their largest lead of the game at 7-4 when Val Paolucci (Springfield-Delco) netted her first goal of the day at 3:44. Monmouth would climb back into the game with two late goals in the half.
After two early Monmouth goals to start the second half, Dinn added a man-up goal with 22:08 to play in the game and tied the score at 8-8. After another Monmouth goal, Paolucci added her second of the afternoon at 12:19 to keep the score tied. Monmouth scored the final goal of the game with 7:02 remaining as they held SJU scoreless in the final 12 minutes of play.
The Hawks could not convert on a few late chances as Monmouth held the ball for the final minute of regulation.
Goalkeeper Alisha Aquilino (Abington) registered five saves between the pipes, while Monmouth’s Katie Donohoe had eight.