Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/2/14
From Press Releases
Led by sophomore attack Meghan Breen’s hat trick, the Villanova women’s lacrosse team (2-1) defeated Bucknell, 10-4, Saturday afternoon.
The Wildcat defense was on display in the first half as the team held the Bison scoreless through the first 30 minutes.
Junior attack Jessica Mucci got the Wildcats on the board first just over five minutes into the game. Breen scored her first of the game less than a minute later, while sophomore attack Kelsey Denihan added one at 18:30 to give Villanova a 3-0 advantage.
Villanova increased its lead to 5-0 in the second half as sophomore midfielder Shannon Galvin scored on a free position and Denihan tallied her team-best 10th goal. Bucknell got on the board at 21:26.
The next six goals in the game were on free position shots as Villanova went up 9-3. Breen tallied her other two goals while junior midfielder Hannah Goforth (Bishop Shanahan) and sophomore midfielder Chelsey Henderson each added to the score. Goforth finished with a team-high five groundballs.
The Bison (0-4) added one more goal at 2:19, and Galvin put the Wildcats into double digits with just eight seconds left in the game.
Sophomore goalkeeper Jaclyn Fraum followed up a strong performance against Navy with another great outing in her first collegiate start against Bucknell. Fraum made seven key saves in the game while limiting the Bison to just four goals.
Villanova held a 31-16 shot advantage in the game, including 15-5 in the first half. The Wildcats also tallied a 31-14 ground ball advantage.
Lehigh 9, New Hampshire 5
Junior Carli Sukonik (Harriton) and freshman Krista Dampman each scored four goals to lead the offense while sophomore Kendall Garden caused four turnovers and senior Alexandra Fitzpatrick stopped nine-of-14 shots to lead the Mountain Hawks. The Wildcats took a 3-2 first-half lead, but the Mountain Hawks outscored them 7-2 the rest of the way.
Garden added a career-high five groundballs to go with her four caused turnovers (which tied a career high, originally set on Tuesday vs. Binghamton). Garden scored a goal and dished two assists as just three Mountain Hawks posted a point on Saturday.
Sukonik got the scoring started then after a UNH goal, Dampman made it 2-1 at 21:35 of the first half. The Wildcats reeled off two straight, but Lehigh answered with six in a row bridging the end of the first half and beginning of the second. Garden’s goal at 23:18 of the second half made it 8-3 Mountain Hawks.
UNH broke a 33:39 scoreless drought and scored two straight to pull within 8-5 with 7:17 remaining, but that’s as close as the Wildcats would get. Dampman rounded out the scoring with 28 seconds on the clock, good for the 9-5 final.
The Wildcats held a 15-12 edge in shots and 21-16 advantage in groundballs. Lehigh had nine draw controls to New Hampshire’s seven. Fitzpatrick’s nine saves came across Taylor Hurwitz who made three.
Lafayette 12, Binghamton 6
the Leopards erased a 5-3 deficit early in the second half to come away with a win over Binghamton. Laura Kleiber and Charlotte Avallone led the way for the Leopards with four goals apiece while Ana White (Strath Haven) collected three goals, two assists, four caused turnovers, four draw controls and two groundballs.
The Maroon and White scored nine straight goals in the second half to build a seven-goal lead. Ana White netted a hat trick and handed out a pair of assists for Lafayette, as the Leopards improved to 3-2. Meghan Curtin earned the win making five saves. Erin McNulty made 12 saves in goal for Binghamton (2-1) in the loss.
Lafayette got on the board first when White converted a free position shot with 23:16 left in the opening half. Four straight goals from Binghamton gave the Bearcats a 4-1 lead late in the first half. Kleiber and Avallone each found the back of the net in the final two minutes to pull the Leopards within one at the half.
After a goal from Binghamton to open the scoring in the second half, Lafayette came roaring back to take control of the game. The run starting with Avallone’s second tally of the afternoon at the 25:06 mark, followed three minutes later by Amanda Case’s (Haverford High) free position goal to tie the game. Kleiber found White in front of the cage less than a minute later to give the Leopards a 6-5 advantage.
Virginia 12, Penn State 11
Colgate 13, Drexel 10
UMBC 7, La Salle 6
Rutgers 8, Delaware 7
Georgetown 17, Princeton 16, OT
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