Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/7/13
Stephany Parcell (Interboro) and Charlotte Swavola (Cheltenham) recorded six points apiece in leading Temple lacrosse to a 16-9 win at Duquesne on Sunday afternoon. The Owls (8-4) remain perfect with a 3-0 Atlantic 10 record, and defeated a team that had out-scored its last two opponents by a margin of 34-2.
“We knew it was going to be a really tough game,” said Temple head coach Bonnie Rosen (Harriton), “and we prepared well for them, but our players got it done on the field. We had great composure and great shot selection and great team chemistry. It was a wonderful win against a very, very good team. This was the best we have played in terms of being physical and being smart with our attack. We could not have picked a better day for things to come together.”
Parcell added one assist to five goals, while Swavola recorded two assists in addition to her four goals. Swavola’s performance comes on the heels of her six-goal game against St. Bonaventure, while Parcell also notched her second hat trick in a row after scoring three goals the other day. Parcell also led the team with five draw controls for a second-straight game.
Kellee Pace (Chichester) was Temple’s third player to finish with a hat trick at Duquesne, scoring three goals. The Owls also got two goals and an assist from Kelly Syphard.
Delaware 18, George Mason 8
Sophomore Allison Hahn posted a career-high eight points on five assists and three goals while classmate Caitlin McCartney (Archbishop Wood) posted four goals as the Blue Hens scorched George Mason in the second half with 12 goals en route to a Colonial Athletic Association victory.
Chelsea Fay (Vailla Maria Academy) had three goals and an assist for Delaware while Bridget Burns (Notre Dame Academy) had two goals and an assist.
Drexel 8, Old Dominion 4
Amanda Norcini (Conestoga) had two goals as the Dragons earned the Colonial Athletic Association victory at Old Dominion.
St. Joseph’s 13, St. Bonaventure 7
Sparked by an 8-1 run that spanned the opening half of the second, the Hawks downed St. Bonaventure. Eight different players scored for the Hawks as SJU now stands at 7-5 overall and 1-2 in Atlantic 10 action.
Meghan McDevitt (Manheim Township) had four goals and two assists for St. Joe’s (7-5, 1-2) while Emily Bowers (Notre Dame, NJ – Newtown) had two goals and two assists.
American 16, Lehigh 8
Emily Maher (Pennridge) had two goals and Nicole Lombardo (Springside School) one for American in the Patriot League.
Julie McBrien had five goals for Lehigh.
Connecticut 12, Villanova 11, 2 OT
The Wildcats fought back from a two goal deficit five times during the contest and outscored Connecticut 7-5 in the second half, but fell in overtime in Villanova Stadium.
In a game that featured six tied scores and four lead changes, Villanova nearly pulled the upset bid over Connecticut who improved to 9-1 overall and 2-1 in the BIG EAST. With the loss, the Wildcats dropped to 5-6 overall and 0-3 in the conference.
Villanova was paced by the four goal, two assist performance of sophomore Jackie Froccaro in addition to four assists provided by classmate Jessica Mucci.
The Dragons blanked the Lady Monarchs, 5-0, in the first half and went on to score three more in the final 30 minutes of play to seal the win. Old Dominion held a slim advantage in shots, 24-21, while the Dragons won eight draw controls to the Lady Monarchs’ six.
Sophomore goalkeeper Teresha Bradley (Rancocas Valley) paced the defense making a career-high 13 saves in the win. The squad has now won three straight games improving to 9-3 overall and 5-1 on the road.
Richmond 19, La Salle 13
Caitlyn Brostrand (camden Catholic) and Katelyn Fay (Henderson) each recorded three goals to lead the Explorers in a setback to Richmond. The Explorers drop to 8-4 (0-3 in Atlantic 10), while the Spiders improve to 4-9 (1-2 Atlantic 10).