Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/30/14
From Press Releases
Behind three different hat tricks, the Villanova women’s lacrosse team (5-4, 1-0 BIG EAST) picked up its first conference win of the season and first program win over Rutgers (6-5, 0-1 BIG EAST) with a 14-11 score Saturday afternoon.
Sophomore midfielder Shannon Galvin, freshman midfielder Becca Hetrick and senior attack Ali Judge each recorded three goals as the Wildcats battled in the rain. This is the first time Villanova has started conference play 1-0.
The teams traded the lead to start the game with Rutgers scoring first 30 seconds into the game. Hetrick scored nearly 10 minutes later to tie the game. The Scarlet Knights briefly took the lead back before Hetrick tied the game again at 17:17.
The Wildcats took the lead for the first time with a goal at 16:22 before Rutgers tied it again a few minutes later.
Villanova began to pull away as they scored three consecutive goals. Sophomore midfielder Chelsey Henderson, Hetrick and junior forward Jessica Mucci each scored as the Wildcats took a 7-4 lead. Rutgers added one more goal as Wildcats took a 7-5 lead into the half.
Sophomore attack Meghan Breen scored to start the second before the Rutgers offense went on a three goal streak to tie the game at eight. After a Villanova timeout, Breen and Galvin each scored to give the Wildcats a lead they would not relinquish for the rest of the game.
Mucci, Galvin and Judge padded the lead with three goals in three minutes in the middle of the half. The Scarlet Knights tallied their 10th goal at 5:16 and Galvin added Villanova’s last goal one minute later.
Megan Clements scored her fourth goal of the game at 2:56 for Rutgers, but the Wildcats took the game, 14-11. Sophomore Jaclyn Fraum made 15 saves in goal, 10 in the second half, in her best outing of the season. Fraum also recorded one ground ball.
Amanda Currell started in goal for the Scarlet Knights and made four saves in the first half before being pulled for Candice Dandridge. After Dandridge allowed five goals and making no saves, Currell came back 15 minutes into the second and finished the game with seven saves and nine goals allowed.
Rutgers led in shots, 34-26, and in draw controls, 15-12. Villanova held a slim 13-12 advantage in ground balls. The Wildcats completed 12-of-14 clears and held the Scarlet Knights to 0-of-5 in free-position shots.
Halley Barnes (Garnet Valley) had two goals and an assist for Rutgers.
Princeton 10, Cornell 7, OT
The Tigers defeated Cornell in overtime to earn the program’s 400th victory on rainy day on Sherrerd Field at Class of 1952 Stadium.
Freshman Olivia Hompe had a six-point game with five assists and junior Erin McMunn scored four goals. Senior Sarah Lloyd scored twice and added an assist while junior Erin Slifer hda a goal and two helpers. Junior Annie Woehling (Radnor) made six saves in her fifth consecutive victory.
Other Division I scores
Connecticut 15, Temple 9
Despite hat tricks from both Nicole Tiernan (Washington Township) and Jaymie Tabor (Downingtown West), Temple was unable to get enough of a rally going late in the second half and lost to UConn in the BIG EAST opener. The Owls (3-7, 0-1) led the game 4-3 in the first half, but the Huskies (6-4, 1-0) used a 6-0 run from the first half to the second to take the lead for good.
Tiernan scored a career-high four goals to lead the Owls, including three in the last nine minutes and seven seconds of the contest. Tabor scored three goals for her fourth hat trick of the year, with all three coming in the first 14 minutes of the game.
Boston Univ. 9, Lafayette 8
The Leopards fell to Boston University on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Fisher Stadium. The Leopards went on 7-1 run that spanned the end of the first half and the start of the second period. Boston, however, would score three goals in just over two minutes midway through the second period to steal the win away from the Leopards.
Kirsten Wilhelmsen (Strath Haven), Ana White (Strath Haven) and Laura Kleiber paced the Leopards (4-8, 0-5) attack, scoring two goals apiece. Charlotte Avallone and Amanda Case (Haverford High) also picked up tallies in the loss. Rachel Martin collected a game-high five groundballs while Avallone led both squads with caused four turnovers.
Georgian Court 9, Chestnut Hill 8
Bloomsburg 13, Kutztown 5
Mercyhurst 11, West Chester 10, OT
Alvernia 13, Lycoming 10
Wesley 16, Penn St.-Abington 4
Gwynedd Mercy 16, Centenary 15
Neumann 8, Marywood 7
Gettysburg 15, Muhlenberg 13
TCNJ 18, Eastern 0
Haverford 18, McDaniel 14
Stevenson 20, Albright 5
Richard Stockton 16, Rosemont 4
Dickinson 15, Ursinus 5
Arcadia 18, Immaculata 6
Widener 16, Hood 3