Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/16/14
After two tough losses to open the 2014 campaign, the Cabrini women’s lacrosse team scored its first win of the season Saturday at Edith Robb Dixon Field, topping Widener University 15-13.
Freshman Sasha Wozniak (Spring-Ford) the Cavaliers with a career best eight points, including seven goals on the day. Junior Lacie Doubet (Ridley), who has now scored in 35 of her 41 career games, added three goals and an assist.
The Pride jumped out to an early lead, recording the game’s first two goals. Doubet and Wozniak opened the scoring for Cabrini, tying the score with 21:009 left in the half. Following a Widener goal, the Blue and White notched four unanswered goals to build a 6-3 lead. Freshman Allie Vallen (Maple Shade, NJ) sparked the run with her first career goal, followed by goals from Doubet, senior Sarah Means (Archbishop Ryan) and Wozniak.
The Pride cut the lead back to 6-4 before Wozniak struck again, this time for a pair of unassisted goals. Two Widener scores sandwiched Doubet’s third of the day, as Cabrini took a 9-6 lead into the halftime break.
Bree Thompson (Interboro) scooped a career high nine ground balls and joined Wozniak, Thompson and senior Erin McLaughlin (Kingsway, NJ) with three draw controls each. Scanzano’s four draw controls led the club. Junior Megan Decker (St. Hubert) caused four turnovers in her first action of the season, one more than Thompson. Senior goaltender Janel Folkomer (Springfield-Delco) recorded seven saves to earn the victory.
Junior Megan Granata led the Pride (0-3) with four goals and an assist, while senior Amy Albano and junior Mackenzie Lindquist paired two goals and two assists each.
Eastern 16, Neumann 14
Caleigh Falco had three goals and four assists to lead the way for the the Eagles (3-3). Sara Blaylock scored four goals, Anna Charlebois had three and Shannon Wilcox added two goals and two assists for Eastern.
Falco’s four assists are the most by an Eastern players since Grace Griffith had four against King’s in April of 2011.
Jordan Hopkins (Sun Valley) led the Knights with four goals. Gabbey Murray (Garnet Valley), Mandy Fedak (Pope John Paul II) and Koula Gregor (Clearview Regional, NJ) all netted three goals. Gregor also added an assist. Christina Hughes (Springfield-Delco) made 16 saves in net. Lex McIntyre (Kingsway, NJ) picked up eight ground balls and caused five turnovers.
Philadelphia Univ. 14, Dowling 13
The Rams broke an 11-all tie in the second half with three straight goals and then hung on to defeat visiting Dowling in a non-conference match.
Philadelphia improves to 3-1 overall as the Rams pick up their third consecutive win. Dowling suffers its first loss of the 2014 season and is now 4-1 overall.
After senior midfielder Libby Nichols scored her sixth goal of the afternoon to tie the score at 11 with 12:45 left, junior attack Lauren Hartman converted two free-position shots 2:39 apart to put the Rams ahead 13-11 at the 7:38 mark.
Grad student midfielder Kristen Blye (Downingtown East) extended the Philadelphia advantage to three by completing her hat-trick with an unassisted tally with 5:13 to play.
Molloy 17, Chestnut Hill 8
Emorie Keimig totaled two goals, an assist, two ground balls, three draws, and two caused turnovers as the Griffins top performer. Lea Sanders and Jacklyn O’Leary each scored twice as well while in goal, Katie Joe Lang totaled 17 saves and a ground ball in the loss (0-5).
Other Division III scores
McDaniel 18, Bryn Mawr 1
Muhlenberg 16, Rochester Inst. 10
Stockton 17, Bryn Athyn 5
Purchase 7, Rosemont 5
Alvernia 18, Marywood 8
Lycoming 20, Gwynedd Mercy 7