Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/13/13
The Drexel women’s lacrosse team defeated Colgate, 12-7, on Wednesday afternoon at Vidas Field as Kelli Joran (Downingtown East) collected four goals and three draw controls.
The Dragons scored eight unanswered goals and maintained a six-point lead at halftime, 8-2. At the start of the second half, Colgate went on a five-goal run cutting Drexel’s lead to only two points, 9-7. The Dragons netted three more goals late in the half to secure the win.
The Dragons outshot Colgate, 22-18, and held a 13-8 advantage in draw controls. The squad improved to 6-1 overall and 3-0 at home, while Raiders fell to 3-4 on the season.
With just under eight minutes off of the clock, senior midfielder Joran dodged defenders and bounced the ball into the back of the goal. In the following 19 minutes of play, the Dragons scored seven more goals creating an 8-0 cushion. At 6:12, Colgate’s Lauren Gorajek had a successful free position attempt ending Drexel’s rally. Alison Flood added another point for the Raiders before halftime. Drexel led 8-2 at intermission.
Colgate opened the second half on the attacking end. The visitors netted five goals and trailed by two goals, 9-7, with 20 minutes remaining in the contest. At 12:59, Alissa Watts scored an unassisted goal. Drexel scored two more open-net goals and secured the five-goal lead, 12-7, until the game clock expired.
Six different players scored for the Dragons. Alyse Maiden (Washington Township) had three assists, sophomore Alissa Watts registered two goals and Kelly Palace added two points along with goals by Jessica Rudloff (West Chester East) and Kristin Kopenhaver.
Defensively, Amanda Norcini (Conestoga) had two caused turnovers. Sophomore goalkeeper Teresha Bradley (Rancocas Valley) tied her season-best with seven saves.
For Colgate, Jenna Frost (Strath Haven) had two GBs and two CTs to lead the defense while Kristen Norden (Radnor) added a DC.
Temple 12, USC 7
Freshman Rachel Schwaab collected six total points with three goals and three assists in leading Temple to a win at USC (4-5). The Owls (5-1) had five players score multiple goals, and broke open a 4-4 halftime tie with a 5-1 run to start the second half.
Avery Longstaff, Kellee Pace (Chichester), Stephany Parcell (Interboro) and Charlotte Swavola (Cheltenham) all scored two goals apiece for Temple, with Parcell and Swavola also notching assists. Swavola added to her impressive numbers with three caused turnovers and three ground balls.
Villanova 16, Columbia 7
Senior Maria Bowman and sophomores Jessica Mucci and Jackie Froccaro led the Wilcats with five points apiece and combined for 10 goals and five assists for the night. Ten different Wildcats posted points as senior goalkeeper Amanda Hirschfeld led a solid defensive effort with 12 saves.
Lafayette 16, Wagner 6
Junior Ana White (Strath Haven) tallied three goals and six assists to go along with five ground balls and seven draw controls to lead the Leopards all over the field. Senior Addie Godfrey, third in the nation in goals per game, added five scores, while senior Jessica Rothstein (Harriton) and junior Laura Kleiber notched three goals apiece.
Monmouth 9, St. Joseph’s 8, OT
Val Paolucci (Springfield-Delco) had four goals and two assists while Anny Ananian added three goals and three assists for the Hawks in a tough loss.
On the defensive end, Allison Heath (Villa Maria Academy) and junior Brittany Hanrahan (North Penn) combined for six of the Hawks’ 13 ground balls while freshman Caroline Hagan (Hatboro-Horsham) caused a game-high three turnovers.
Cornell 13, Penn State 12, 3 OT
Kate Ivory (Germantown Academy) had four GBs and a CT to lead Cornell on defense in the victory.
Ally Heavens (Garnet Valley) had a goal, two DCs and a GB for Penn State.