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Women’s D2 roundup: West Chester tops IUP; Holy Family wins, gears for playoffs

Sunday, 21st April 2013

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 4/21/13

Fifth-ranked West Chester University won the battle of conference unbeatens, 15-8, with a road win over 13th-ranked Indiana (Pa.) Saturday afternoon.

West Chester (11-2, 8-0 PSAC) remains undefeated in PSAC play with its win over Indiana (Pa.) (11-1, 8-1). The Golden Rams lock horns with arch-rival Lock Haven on Sunday afternoon in a battle of the only two unbeatens left in the PSAC. The winner takes over sole possession of first place and has the inside track on hosting the postseason tournament.

The Golden Rams scored four unanswered goals late in the first half to break a 3-all tie, then added another tally right before halftime to take an 8-4 edge into the locker room. Lauren Glassey (Henderson), who finished with four goals on the day, had back-to-back tallies during that decisive four-goal run.

West Chester then put the game away with another four-goal spurt early in the second half to lead 12-4 with 19 minutes left. Sarah Dennison scored twice in that run.

Jamie Dolan finished with four goals and five points on the day. Theresa Giunta (Henderson) scored twice and added an assist while Tori Dugan (Bayard Rustin) notched one goal and helped out on three others. Nicole Pyle and Caroline Kuchinsky (Bishop Shanahan) scored West Chester’s other two goals.

Coleen Berlin led IUP with a pair of goals.

Jess Henderson (Henderson) made seven saves in the cage for West Chester. Chelsea Hipp made two saves in the first half in goal for IUP while Kaitlin Sterling made three saves after halftime.

Holy Family 12, Dominican (N.Y.) 10

Holy Family wrapped up the regular season with a victory in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) contest.

Holy Family, winners of four straight games, improves to 11-5 overall and 8-2 in conference play. Dominican falls to 7-6 overall and wraps up conference action at 7-3. Both teams have clinched a spot in next weekends CACC Tournament and could face one another in the semifinals pending the result of today’s Georgian Court University/Philadelphia University match up.

Senior Stephanie McNesby (Archbishop Ryan) and sophomore Brianna Lancetta (Bishop Eustace) combined for seven goals to lead the Holy Family offense. Lancetta finished with a game-high four goals to go along with three ground balls and four draw controls. McNesby recorded three scores on the afternoon.

Senior Maria Mattioli (Nazareth) and junior Brigit LaRose (Holy Cross) each scored a pair of goals for the Tigers. Senior Jessica Maloney (Archbishop Ryan) tallied three ground balls and caused a turnover on the defensive end, while junior Marissa Lawson led the team with two caused turnovers.

Chestnut Hill 16, Nyack 3

With senior attack Brianne Timony scoring early and her classmates, midfielder Erica Eaby and attack Christina Squillante scoring late, Chestnut Hill College (3-11, 3-7) earned its third Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) win. Timony totaled eight points with six goals and two assists, fueling the Griffins dominate performance against the Warriors.

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