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Friday’s women’s roundup: @NovaWLax, @SJUHawks_WLax, @LaSalleLacrosse earn wins

Saturday, 12th April 2014

Categories College, Girl's/Women's  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/12/14

Four Wildcats recorded two goals as the Villanova women’s lacrosse team (7-5, 2-1 BIG EAST) defeated Cincinnati (6-7, 0-3) Friday afternoon at Villanova Stadium.

Sophomore midfielder Chelsey Henderson, junior attack Jessica Mucci, sophomore attack Meghan Breen and sophomore attack Kelsey Denihan each notched two tallies, while Mucci and Breen also recorded an assist.

Henderson scored at 27:14 on a free position shot after being checked to the head. The Bearcats won the next faceoff but were unable to penetrate the Villanova defense and make a shot.

The Wildcats increased the lead at 22:59 as Mucci circled behind the net, caught a pass from Shannon Galvin and scored while turning. Less than a minute later, Breen took a pass from Henderson and drove up the offensive zone, scoring to give Villanova a 3-0 lead.

Breen got on the board again at 21:29, taking a pass from Mucci at the left goalpost and nailing it in. Mucci gave the Wildcats a 5-0 lead at 18:50 as she carried the ball behind the net, waited for the Bearcat goalie to move and put the shot in the top right corner.

Cincinnati scored at 15:03, but Denihan took the momentum back at 14:27. The Bearcats won the next faceoff, but senior attack Ali Judge caused a turnover, ran into the zone from the midfield and scored 1-on-1 to take the Wildcats to 7-1 at 14:04.

Henderson scored again at 7:51 and junior midfielder Hannah Goforth (Bishop Shanahan) tipped in a goal with six seconds left as the Wildcats took a 9-1 lead into halftime.

Cincinnati scored twice in the waning minutes as the visitors began playing more aggressively. Goforth had a goal waived off with three minutes left for an illegal stick. Senior goalkeeper Julia Todd saved a free position shot with 26 seconds remaining, and the Wildcats held onto the ball and the 12-7 victory.

Sophomore goalkeeper Jaclyn Fraum made her 10th straight start in net, making no saves and allowing one goal in the first. Todd came in at halftime, allowing six goals and making three saves.

Saint Joseph’s 11, St. Bonaventure 7

The Hawks snapped a five-game losing streak with an 11-7 win over St. Bonaventure in Atlantic 10 action at Sweeney Field. The Hawks now improve to 4-8 overall and 1-2 in conference play.

Julia Falcone (West Chester East) led five Hawks in scoring with four goals on six shots and was 2-of-3 in FPS. Kelly Phelan added a four-point effort on three goals and one assist while Nora McCallion (Notre Dame) also recorded a multi-goal game for the Crimson and Gray. Emanuele was good for one goal and a team-best two assists. Defensively, sophomore defender Caroline Hagan (Hatboro-Horsham) boasted four caused turnovers and three ground balls.

Sophomore goalkeeper Genevieve Giblin (4-8, 1-2 A-10) made eight saves and added one ground ball and one caused turnover in a full-game effort.

La Salle 10, Duquesne 9

La Salle’s stifling defense held Duquesne scoreless during a two-woman-down situation and rookie goalkeeper Gabby Antonelli shined between the pipes with 17 saves in am upset win over the Atlantic 10 leading Dukes at McCarthy Stadium.

Antonelli’s 17 saves included a point-blank stop at the horn to stop a potential game-tying goal and preserve the biggest win of the year for the squad.

Caitlyn Brostrand (Camden Catholic) led a well-balanced scoring attack with two goals and two assists. Toni Massetti (Kennett) and Allee Ilgenfritz added two goals, while Erin McCabe, Katelyn Fay (Henderson), Kelly Furman (Boyertown) and Alanna Diffendal added a score each.

“Duquesne has the most balanced offense we’ve seen and we knew it was going to take a great defense effort to come up with the win,” Head Coach Candace Taglianetti Bossell said. “All week we have been preparing for this team and it’s awesome to be able to execute on a game plan and see the results in a W.”

“We couldn’t be prouder of the effort of the entire team and having three freshman step up in against a stellar opponent is awesome!” Taglianetti Bossell added.

Clare Hurley, Caitlin Prince and Haley Marafioti drained two goals each for the Dukes (11-2, 2-1 Atlantic 10), while the Explorers (7-5, 1-2 Atlantic 10) held A-10 leading goal-scorer Amanda Kidder to just one goal and one assist.

Louisville 15. Temple 6

Cortnee Daley (Hatboro-Horsham) had three goals and one assist to lead the No. 19 Cardinals (9-3, 3-0). Sophomore Nicole Tiernan (Washington Township) scored four of the Owls’ six goals, recording her second hat trick in three games.

Temple (4-8, 1-2) matched Louisville goal for goal over the first 15 minutes of the game, and the teams were tied at 2-2 until the final six minutes of the first half. The Cardinals closed the half on a 2-0 run for a 4-2 lead at the break, and they kept the momentum going throughout the second half.

James Madison 11, Delaware 9

For the first time in 10 games, the Blue Hens lost at Delaware Stadium.

Previously, Delaware had not lost at home since March 31, 2013, when Towson outdid the Hens, 14-9.

UD and JMU battled closely the entire game, with six ties throughout the night.

The Dukes, who have received votes in the IWLCA Poll for 13 consecutive weeks, never relinquished the lead after taking the 8-7 advantage with 16:43 remaining. Stephanie Finley (Sacred Heart) had three goals for JMU.

Sophomore Shannon Hawley posted her fifth hat trick of the season with four tallies to eclipse the 30-goal mark for the first time in her career.

Senior Chelsea Fay (Villa Maria Academy) was the lone other Blue Hen to capture multiple goals as she finished the day with two while junior Caitlin McCartney (Archbishop Wood) logged one goal and one assist.

Division II

Chestnut Hill 18, Post 16, OT

With 1:09 remaining in regulation, a free position goal from freshman midfielder Jacklyn O’Leary ended a 4-0 run by Post University and forced overtime. Chestnut Hill College scored in the extra frame as freshman midfielder Samantha Herron (Cinnaminson) and senior KarlaAne Klouda deposited the last tallies of an 18-16 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) victory.

Division III

Rosemont 17, Bryn Athyn 5

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