Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/12/14
From Press Release
Senior attack Val Paolucci (Springfield-Delco) and junior midfielder Julia Falcone (West Chester East) scored four goals apiece and sophomore attack Emily Bowers (/Notre Dame (N.J.) registered a team-high five points as the Saint Joseph’s women’s lacrosse team picked up its first road victory of the season with a 16-5 win over Stetson at the Athletic Training Facility on Tuesday evening. The Hawks scored eight goals per half en route to their third win of the season.
Saint Joseph’s (3-3) jumped out to an early 2-0 advantage as Bowers found sophomore attack Bianca Angstadt (Berks Catholic) for the game’s first goal at the 20:32 mark and dished out another assist to Paolucci just 27 seconds later.
Stetson (0-8) would respond as Danielle Horgan netted a goal with 16:54 remaining in the first half, but the Hawks then scored six unanswered goals, with three coming from Paolucci, to take a 8-1 leading into halftime.
After assisting on Falcone’s tally to close the first half, freshman attack Nora McCallion (Academy of Notre Dame de Namur) scored her own goal just 1:26 into the second to extend SJU’s lead, 9-1.
Stetson’s Paige Levesque registered the Hatters’ second goal of the game at the 26:56 mark to close the deficit to seven goals, 9-2, but Bowers tallied back-to-back unassisted goals to further extend the Hawks’ lead, 11-2.
The Hatters then scored their only pair of consecutive unanswered goals at the 22:31 and 21:19 marks to pull to within seven goals, but Falcone exploded for three of SJU’s next four goals to push SJU to 15-4.
Stetson and Saint Joseph’s alternated on the game’s final pair of goals and that score, 16-5, would stand in favor of the Hawks as time expired.
For the game, Saint Joseph’s owned advantages in shots (26-14) and ground balls (30-17) and held a slight edge in draw controls (12-11). Saint Joseph’s caused 25 Stetson turnovers, with 11 of those turnovers coming from failed clears as the SJU defensive unit stifled the Hatters in clear attempts (9-of-20). The Hawks also converted 4-of-6 FPS.
Paolucci (4G) and Falcone (4G) led the Hawks in scoring while Bowers boasted a team-best five points on two goals and three assists. Paolucci took four shots and Bowers took two as both attacks recorded perfect 1.000 shot percentages on the day. Bowers has now scored at least one point in 11 consecutive games, dating back to April 7 of last season. Sophomore defender Kelly Phelan tallied two free-position goals while McCallion tallied a goal and three assists in the win. Freshman midfielder Sarah Smith (Jackson, N.J./Monsignor Donovan) also recorded her first collegiate points with a goal and assist.
Senior defender Allison Heath (Radnor) dominated in the backfield as she posted six ground balls and six caused turnovers – both game highs – and added a team-high four draw controls. Sophomore goalkeeper Genevieve Giblin (3-3) made nine saves in a full 60:00 for the win.
Philadelphia University 19, Chestnut Hill College 6
Sophomore attack Liz Mower (Souderton Area) recorded five goals and one assist as Philadelphia University got into the win column for the first time this season with a victory at Chestnut Hill in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) opener for both teams at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School.
With the win, Philadelphia evens its overall record at 1-1, 1-0 in the CACC. Chestnut Hill is now 0-4 and 0-1 in conference play.
Grad student Kristen Blye (Downingtown East) notched her first career four-point game with three goals and one assist. Junior attack Allison Brian (Hempfield) also contributed four points (one goal, three assists).
Senior midfielder Libby Nichols recorded two goals, four draw controls, and caused four turnovers. Sophomore defender Katelynn Parent (Millville, N.J./Millville) found the back of the net twice, picked up a game-high six ground balls, and caused three turnovers.
Junior attack Elizabeth Marrosu (Flemington, N.J./Immaculata) scored twice, while junior midfielder Lauren Hartman (Sewell, N.J./Our Lady of Mercy Academy), senior attack Emily Ray (Bedminster, N.J./Bernards), sophomore midfielder Elizabeth Seitzinger (Parkland), and freshman attack Alyssa Matthews (Pennsbury) all had one goal.
Jacklyn O’Leary paced the Griffins with a hat trick. Lea Sanders added two goals and Kelly Campbell had the other Chestnut Hill goal.
Junior goalkeeper Kristen Moran made seven saves in the win. Katie Joe Lang posted 15 saves in a losing effort.
Jacklyn O’Leary had three goals and Lea Sanders two for CHC.