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Women’s lacrosse: Drexel downs Delaware, 11-6, in CAA

Friday, 19th April 2013

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 4/19/13
From Press Releases

The host Drexel women’s lacrosse team defeated Delaware, 11-6, today at Vidas Field in Colonial Athletic Association action.

The Dragons trailed by one point at half time before outscoring the Blue Hens, 7-1, in the final 30 minutes of play. Drexel outshot the visitors, 22-17, and won 12 draw controls to Delaware’s seven. Kelli Joran (Downingtown East) had three goals and two assists and Jessica Rudloff (West Chester East) scored three goals in the team’s final regular-season contest at home.

The Dragons improved to 11-4 overall and 4-1 in the league.

Caitlin McCartney (Archbishop Wood) led Delaware (9-6, 3-3 CAA) with two goals and an assist while Chelsea Fay (Villa Maria Academ,y), Allison Hahn, Shannon Hawley, and Alison Karwoski (Great Valley) each added one score for the Hens.

Kara Dattellas and Kierstan Smith each posted a game-high three groundballs for Delaware, which held the team advantage over the Dragons, 10-7. Junior Tori Zorovich, who started her second straight game for Delaware, collected four saves in 60 minutes of play. For the second consecutive game, the Hens were perfect on clears, going 11 for 11.

In the opening minutes of the second half, Alyse Maiden (Washington Township) assisted a long-pass to Rudloff to tie the game, 5-5. The Dragons went on a three-goal rally with points by Rudloff, Maiden and freshman Emily Duffey. Delaware’s McCartney posted her second goal to bring the game within one point, 7-6, for the fifth time of the night.

In the last 14 minutes of the game, Drexel recorded four more points on the board finishing with an 11-6 victory. Together, the Dragons’ defense allowed only one-goal in final period.

Amanda Norcini (Conestoga) led the Dragons with three caused turnovers and senior Kristin Kopenhaver dominated in draw controls with four wins each. Sophomore goalkeeper Teresha Bradley (Rancocas Valley) had a strong performance in the cage with nine saves, including six in the second half.

Rudloff set a career-high with three goals in Friday’s win. Joran also had three goals and two assists for five points, which marks her seventh game with three or more scores this year.

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