Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/5/14
Delaware Stadium continued to provide an advantage for the University of Delaware women’s lacrosse team as the Blue Hens collected their ninth consecutive win at home with a 12-5 victory over rival Drexel University in Colonial Athletic Association action Friday evening.
The win is the first in the CAA this season for Delaware, who improved to 8-4 overall on the year. The Blue Hens also defeated the Dragons (4-7, 0-1 CAA) for the first time since the 2010 season.
Senior Chelsea Fay (Villa Maria Academy) and sophomore Casey Lyons guided UD offensively by tallying five and four points, respectively. Fay led all scorers with three goals and two assists while Lyons added two goals and two assists of her own.
Delaware also received multiple point games from sophomore Shannon Hawley, junior Caitlin McCartney (Archbishop Wood) and senior Abbie Hartman (North Penn).
Senior Tori Zorovich anchored a tough Blue Hens defense as she posted 11 saves, including eight in the second half, while allowing just five goals for her seventh win of the year.
Kelly Palace and Joelle Hartke each registered two points for the Dragons as Palace collected two goals while Hartke logged one goal and one assist. Teresha Bradley (Rancocas Valley) allowed 12 goals while recording seven saves in the loss.
Northwestern 5, Penn State 4
The No. 10 Penn State’s women’s lacrosse team came up short vs. sixth-ranked Northwestern in an American Lacrosse Conference showdown at a rain-soaked Penn State Lacrosse Field. The Nittany Lions fall to 7-5 on the season and 2-2 in the ALC, while the Wildcats improve to 7-3 overall and 2-1 in the conference.
Madison Cyr came up with a team-high two goals, ending her streak of three games with at least a hat trick but extending her goal-scoring efforts to nine-consecutive games and her season total to 27 goals. Kelly Lechner joined Cyr with multiple points, tallying a goal and an assist.
Bridget Bianco (Moorestown) made eight saves for the Wildcats.
UMass 19, La Salle 10
Katelyn Fay (Henderson) and Toni Massetti (Kennett) combined for seven of La Salle’s 10 team goals in a setback to No. 10 Massachusetts in the Atlantic 10 opener for both squads. The Explorers became just the second team this season to score double-digit goals on the Minutewomen.
Caitlyn Brostrand (Camden Catholic) added two goals and Alanna Diffendal added one for the Explorers (6-3, 0-1 A-10).