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Women’s college roundup: @LafayetteWlax, @PrincetonWLax earn wins

Wednesday, 26th February 2014

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 2/26/14

A pair of hat tricks from Lauren Kleiber and Carlianne McCabe (Academy of Notre dame) pushed the Leopards past Monmouth, 12-6 on Wednesday afternoon. Lafayette won its second consecutive game to improve to 2-2 this season.

The Leopards jumped out to an early 3-0 lead on a pair of goals from Kleiber and a tally from McCabe six minutes into the game. The Hawks answered with a goal of their own at the 23:16 mark, but Kleiber netted her hat trick midway through the half to push the lead back to three, 4-1.

Monmouth pulled to within one after it scored back-to-back goals with under 10 minutes to play in the opening half. Lafayette Kristen Mignon converted a free position shot, followed 30 seconds later by McCabe’s second goal of the afternoon, as the Leopards took a 6-3 advantage into the half.

McCabe completed her hat trick with 28:35 left in the second half to make it 7-3 Lafayette. Monmouth countered right away with Emily Barbieri scoring her second goal of the game 10 seconds later. Kirsten Wilhelmsen (Strath Haven) increased the Lafayette lead to four with 16 minutes to play. Three minutes later Wilhelmsen found the back of the net again as the Leopards led 9-4 with 13 minutes to play.

The Hawks trimmed the Lafayette lead to four, 9-5 with 8:54 left in the game. Lafayette answered right away with Charlotte Avallone tallying a goal at the 8:15 mark. Katie Elander made it 11-5 with five minutes to play, and Ana White tallied the final goal for the Leopards with three minutes on the clock to secure a 12-6 win.

Kleiber and McCabe led the way with three goals apiece, while Wilhelmsen tallied a pair of goals in the win. Mignon, White, Avallone and Elander each scored a goal in the win. Laura Rowan and Rachel Martin led the defense with three and two groundballs, respectively. In between the pipes, Meghan Curtin (Penn Charter) made nine saves for the Leopards.

Princeton 11. Rutgers 4

Juniors Erin Slifer and Erin McMunn combined for seven goals as the No. 19-ranked Tigers rolled.

Slifer had a four-goal game while McMunn had five points on three goals and two helpers. Sophomores Anya Gersoff and Alexandra Bruno had two points apiece. Senior Caroline Franke was stellar in goal making seven saves for the win.

Navy 9, Lehigh 8

Aimee Gennaro (Archbishop Carroll) had a goal and an assist as the Mids edged the Wildcats.

Shannon Galvin had three goals for Villanova while Becca Hetrick added a pair.

Stony Brook 16, Drexel 6

The Dragons (2-1) suffered their first loss of the season. The Dragons hung with the No. 15 Seawolves for most of the afternoon at Vidas Field, but a 12-minute span to end the the first half saw Stony Brook explode for nine unanswered goals, changing the face of what had been a 1-1 defensive struggle for most of the opening period.

Amanda Norcini (Conestoga) and Caroline Thiele each scored twice, adding assists for three points apiece. Alissa Watts and Joelle Hartke added goals for the Dragons. Dorrien Van Dyke scored six times for the Seawolves, while Michelle Rubino added four.

Division II

Mercy 19, Chestnut Hill 13

Freshman midfielder Alicia Herbert (Pinelands Regional, NJ) led the Griffin effort with four goals, an assist, a ground ball and two caused turnovers. Sophomore midfielder Emorie Keimig finished with three tallies.

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