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Women’s lacrosse: Delaware, Lafayette, St. Joe’s earn victories

Sunday, 24th February 2013

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 2/24/13
From Press Releases

The University of Delaware defense held Denver to just one goal in the second half and sophomore Caitlin McCartney (Archbishop Wood) scored what proved to be the game-winner with 1:42 left to play as the Blue Hens recorded an impressive 7-6 women’s lacrosse victory Sunday at a windy Delaware Stadium.

McCartney finished the game with three goals in the day, including two in the second half, for her third consecutive hat trick of the season the ninth of her career. She becomes the first Delaware player to start the season with three straight hat tricks since All-American Missy Meharg scored three or more goals in each of the first five games of the 1985 season.

Junior Shannon Burns (Springfield-Delco) added two goals while Allison Hahn dished out two assists for Delaware (2-1) as it posted its second victory in three days.

Blue Hen sophomore goalkeeper Alex Zaugra (Shawnee) came up big in the nets for Delaware, stopping five shots, including two clutch saves in the final minutes.

Denver, coached by former Blue Hen All-American Liza (Shoemaker) Kelley, lost for the first time this season to fall to 2-1. Kara Secora led the Pioneers with four goals while Jill Remenapp dished out two assists. Remenapp, Denver’s leading goal-scorer entering the game, was held scoreless.
For Denver, Kate Henrich (Germantown Academy) had five groundballs, two caused turnovers and one draw control.

Delaware tied the game at the 20:05 mark at 2-2 with a free position shot from Chelsea Fay (Villa Maria Academy). The Hens eventually took a 5-3 advantage with goals from McCartney and Shannon Burns. Abbie Hartman (North Penn) also scored for the Hens.

Lafayette 16, Liberty 10

Less than 48 hours from a hard-fought 11-10 victory over Central Connecticut State on Friday evening, the Leopards improved to 3-0.

Senior Addie Godfrey (Hun School) continued her hot start, matching her career-high for the second straight game with six goals, to go along with three helpers. Senior captain Cammie Linville (Princeton Day) , classmate Jessica Rothstein (Harriton) and junior Laura Kleiber tallied two goals apiece for the Lafayette attack.

Lafayette got on the board quickly as Godfrey and senior Katie Mischler (Mount St. Joseph) netted their first two opportunities to give the Leopards the 2-0 advantage.

After a score from Liberty’s Nina Dunay, Lafayette freshman Carlianne McCabe (Notre Dame) took a perfect feed from Godfrey and sent it past the Liberty goalkeeper to put the Leopards in front, 3-1.

St. Joseph’s 10, Wagner 5

The Hawks have starting the season 2-0 for the first time since 2001.

Trailing 1-0 at the 26:45 mark of the first half, graduate student Meghan McDevitt (Manheim Township) netted her fifth goal of the season to start a 5-0 run that ended with two consecutive goals from the stick of junior attack Abby Ananian.

Just 1:50 into the second half, SJU went on a 4-0 run that saw McDevitt and junior midfielder Val Paolucci (Springfield-Delco) each score their second goals of the game to extend the Hawks’ lead, 9-2.

McDevitt led all scorers with three goals on the afternoon and added one of SJU’s two assists on the day. Her assist on Paolucci’s first goal at the 22:49 mark of the first half tied McDevitt for fourth in all-time SJU career assists (38) with former Hawk Jenna Martino (2007-10).

Paolucci and Ananian added two goals each while four different Hawks picked up two ground balls apiece.

For the second consecutive game, senior Alisha Aquilino (Abington) and freshman Genevieve Giblin teamed up in goal, with the veteran playing the first 30 minutes and the rookie guarding the net in the latter half, and for the second consecutive game, the pair have combined for the win.

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