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Philly women’s D2-D3 wrap: Costello (Card. O’Hara) scores 8 to lead Widener

Sunday, 10th March 2013

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/10/13

Widener scored 10 goals in each half and senior Julia Costello (Cardinal O’Hara) netted eight to reach 100 for her career in the Pride’s 20-9 victory Saturday over Eastern at Edith R. Dixon Field.

Eastern got ahead of Widener right from the start with three goals in the first five minutes, with two coming from Victoria Graham. It did not take long for Widener (2-0) to find its groove, scoring the next eight goals over a 13-minute time frame.

Sophomore Mackenzie Lindquist (Ocean City) ignited the scoring for the Pride at the 22-minute mark after receiving a feed from Costello, who then turned around and scored a goal of her own just over a minute later. A free-position shot from sophomore Melissa Sailey (Kingsway) at 18 minutes tied the game at 3-3.

Halfway through the first period, Costello scored her second goal and blasted another past Eagle goalkeeper Cortney Andes on a free-position shot with seven minutes left. With just 30 seconds left in the half, Costello scored an unassisted goal to give the Pride a 10-5 edge going into halftime.

Widener’s momentum continued in the second half with a goal right from the start from senior Laura Kalbach . Costello fed freshman Meghan Garvey (Avon Grove) a goal and senior Lauren Staedt (Upper Darby) gave Widener a 13-6 lead with a successful free-position attempt.

Julia Furniss broke up the Pride’s scoring pattern with a goal at the 24th minute, but Lindquist quickly turned it around with her third of four goals less than 30 seconds later to start a 6-0 scoring run over the next 13 minutes. In that block of time, Costello scored three goals, Lindquist had two and Staedt netted her second goal with Garvey, Costello and Pinky Schneider (Moorestown) all getting assists.

Costello scored her final goal of the game with 25 seconds remaining, to give her 100 career. Her eight goals is tied for the third most in school history and she becomes the first to do this since Jackie Elliott on April 21, 2009 vs. Arcadia. Her 11 points also is tied for third most in Widener annals and she is the first to reach this since Rachel Porter vs. Lycoming on April 14, 2012.

Bryn Mawr 12, Rosemont 7

Junior Kathleen Magner recorded a game-high four goals and Ashton Dwyer had three goals and an assist as Bryn Mawr defeated cross-town rival Rosemont.

Brittany Fuller had two goals and an assist for Rosemont.

Pomona-Pitzer (CA) 22, Berry 7

Ally McLaughlin (Harriton) had 5 goals 1 assists 5 CT s and 3 GBS as Pomona-Pitzer (5-3) exploded in the second half of its win.

Division II
Molloy 9, Holy Family 8

Holy Family suffered an overtime loss on the campus of Plymouth Whitemarsh High School.Holy Family is now 1-2 overall, while Molloy improves to 2-4 overall this season. Junior Brigit LaRose (Holy Cross) recorded a hat trick for the third straight game for Holy Family as she tallied three scores to lead the Tigers’ offense. She currently leads the team with ten goals this season. LaRose also collected two ground balls and caused two turnovers. Senior Maria Mattioli (Nazareth) and sophomore Brianna Lancetta (Bishop Eustace) each scored a pair of goals for the Tigers.

Senior Stephanie McNesby (Archbishop Ryan) led the team with eight draw controls to go along with a score. Sophomore Sarah Kelly (Washington Twp.) finished with three ground balls and caused two turnovers.

For Molloy, senior Kaitlynn Kelly also tallied a hat trick as she led the Lions with three goals and four ground balls. Fellow classmate Christie Roell also had a multiple goal game finishing with two scores. Senior Kerry Canham came up big defensively as she caused a game-high four turnovers.

Senior Alexa Toscano had the game’s biggest goal as she tallied the game-winning score in overtime at the 3:01 mark. The goal came right before the teams would have stopped play to switch ends.

LIU Post 19, Philadelphia Univ 3

Libby Nichols had a goal, four GBs, 2 DCs and two CTs for Philadelphia.

Molloy 16, Chestnut Hill 9

Brianne Timony had two goals for CHC.

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