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Philly women’s D1 roundup: @DelawarewomensLax rolls, @PennWomensLax tops Yale, @LaSalleLacrosse wins

Sunday, 16th March 2014

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/16/14

Chelsea Fay (Villa Maria Academy) collected her 100th career goal Saturday afternoon as the University of Delaware women’s lacrosse team tallied its fourth straight victory by defeating Temple, 16-9, at Geasey Field.

Fay posted five points on two goals and three assists for the Blue Hens, who improved to 5-3 on the year. The senior has now recorded at least one goal in 34 consecutive games. With her five points against the Owls, Fay sits with 117 career points, a mark that ties for 22nd all-time in program history.

Fay was just one of three Hens to collect at least five points Saturday as sophomore Casey Lyons posted seven points on two goals and five assists while junior Caitlin McCartney (Archbishop Wood) led all players with five goals. Lyons recorded seven points for the second straight game and has now registered at least five points in each of the last four games.

McCartney also controlled a game-best six draws to tie a career-high, set against Temple on March 27, 2013. Ali Karwoski (Great Valley) added two goals and an assist.
Senior Tori Zorovich (Massapequa, N.Y.) earned her fourth win of the season after collecting 11 saves in all 60 minutes for Delaware.

The Blue Hens surged ahead early in the game by opening with an 8-1 advantage over the first 14 minutes and kept its lead throughout. Delaware went into the half with a 10-4 lead and never looked back en route to victory.

Carly Demato (Shawnee) led the Owls (2-5) with three goals and one assist. Six other players also scored for the Owls, including sophomore Kara Stroup (Garnet Valley), who notched her first career goal with four minutes remaining.

Penn 11, Yale 9

A seven-goal first half was enough to give Penn the cushion needed to handle Yale.

The win, Penn’s 11th consecutive win inside the Ivy League and its 50th in its last 52 Ancient Eight games, was historic for head coach Karin Corbett as it was her 152nd as head coach of the Quakers – a new program record for wins by a coach. The previous mark was 151 set by Anne Sage from 1974-1998.

Lindsey Smith (Unionville) had two goals and an assist for the Quakers while Tory Bensen added two goals and Nina Corcoran had a goal and four assists. iris Williamson (Germantown Friends) had a goal and an assist.

La Salle 11, Liberty 10

Freshman Toni Massetti (Kennett) drained five goals and assisted on another, and La Salle stormed back from a 9-3 deficit to defeat Liberty.

The Explorers (4-3) outscored the Flames (1-7) 8-2 in the second half to earn the hard-fought win, which included a Flame goal being called off for an illegal crosse late in the second half.

Caitlyn Brostrand (Camden Catholic) added three points on two goals and an assist, Erin McCabe added two scores, and Katelyn Fay (Henderson) and Allee Ilgenfritz added a goal apiece.

Princeton 15, Virginia 13

Junior Annie Woehling (Radnor) was a wall in goal, making nine saves in her first start of the season for the Tigers.

Sophomore Alexandra Bruno and junior Erin Slifer both had five-point games. Slifer was dominant in the center circle with four draw controls wins. Adding to the offense was senior Sarah Lloyd scoring four times, while freshman Olivia Hompe and sophomore Anya Gersoff had two goals and an assist apiece.

Loyola (Md.) 22, Lafayette 12

Hannah Schmitt (Archbishop Carroll) had five goals and three assists for Loyola in its non-conference win.

For Lafayette (3-5, 0-2), Ana White (Strath Haven) had four goals, while Amanda Case (Haverford High) and Carlianne McCabe (Academy of Notre Dame) added three goals each.

Penn St. 14, Vanderbilt 8

Led by junior Maggie McCormick’s team-high four points and an eight-goal first half, No. 11/12 Penn State opened its 13th and final season in the American Lacrosse Conference with a victory against Vanderbilt.

The Nittany Lions improved to 5-3 overall and 1-0 in the ALC with their third straight victory, while the Commodores fell to 3-4 overall and 0-1 in league competition.

Senior attacker Mackenzie Cyr recorded three points (2g, 1a) as she moved into 13th place on Penn State’s career points list with 179. Freshman midfielder Abby Smucker matched her season high in points (3), while four Nittany Lions added two-point games. Lauren Purvis (Hatboro-Horsham) had four caused turnovers and three groundballs for Penn State.

Louisville 16, Drexel 5

Amanda Norcini (Conestoga) netted three goals for the Dragons, while Kelly Palace added two.

Colgate 12, Lehigh 11

Freshman Allison LaBeau scored a game-high four goals for Lehigh in the Patriot League defeat. Freshman Krista Dampman added four points (three goals, one assist) and classmate Lauren Beausoleil scored as well. The rookies combined for eight of Lehigh’s 11 goals on the afternoon.

For Colgate, defender Jenna Frost (Strath Haven) had two draw controls, a caused turnover and a groundball.

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