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Women’s lacrosse: St. Joseph’s, La Salle, Lafayette earn victories

Wednesday, 6th March 2013

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/6/13
From Press Releases

Ranked second in the nation in scoring defense, the St. Joseph’s women’s lacrosse team held host Campbell to just one goal as the Hawks capped their trip to the Carolinas with a 9-1 win uesday evening at Barker-Lane Stadium.

With the win, Saint Joseph’s improves to 4-1 on the season and 3-0 on the road.

Sparked by two goals from the stick of freshman attack Bianca Angstadt (Berks Catholic), the Hawks went on a 5-0 run to keep the Fighting Camels scoreless in the first half.

Campbell (1-2) would score its only goal of the game less than two minutes into the second half when Erica Hitch broke away after an SJU foul.

The Hawks would score the final four goals of the game, with two of junior attack Abby Ananian’s three goals coming during the 4-0 run, to hand Saint Joseph’s its second consecutive win and fourth of the season.

Ananian led all scorers with three goals on four shots and added an assist. Graduate student Meghan McDevitt (Manheim Township) registered two goals and an assist. Defensively, sophomore midfielder Julia Falcone (West Chester East) picked up three ground balls to lead eight different Hawks in the category.

In her third start of the season, freshman goalkeeper Genevieve Giblin (Georgetown Visitation Prep (D.C.) (3-1) made two saves in a full 60 minutes in the net.

La Salle 14, Fresno State 8

Three players recorded hat tricks as the Explorers opened their two-game California swing with a win over Fresno State on the campus of San Diego State University.

Lauren McDermott (North Penn), Erin McCabe and Melanie Sarcinello (Marplew Newtown) each recorded three goals to lead all scorers. Claire Andrews added two goals and one assist.

aura Malone played all 60 minutes in goal for the Explorers, stopping two shots in the win.

Lafayette 16, Monmouth 15

Freshman Carlianne McCabe (Notre Dame) scored six goals to lead the Leopards (5-1).

Senior Jessica Rothstein (Harriton) added five goals and junior Ana White (Strath Haven) chipped in with three scores. Senior Addie Godfrey tallied a goal and an assist, while junior Laura Kleiber rounded out the scoring with one tally of her own.

Despite being outshot by Monmouth, the Leopards converted on 16 of their 20 shots on goal, including McCabe (6-6), Rothstein (5-5) and White (3-3) hitting the target and scoring on all of their attempts.

Leopards’ sophomore goalie Mimi Connell (Paoli native) was credited with the win improving to 3-0, while making five saves in 34:56 of action. Junior Meghan Curtin (Penn Charter) relieved Connell for 25:04, making four saves.

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