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Women’s lacrosse: @PennWomensLax rolls, @Ursinus_Wlax triumphs

Thursday, 24th April 2014

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 4/24/14

The No. 15 Penn women’s lacrosse team needed a while to rev its engines against Columbia, but from the latter part of the first half on, Penn’s attack was firing on all cylinders as the Quakers dominated the Lions, 17-4, Wednesday at Dunning-Cohen Champions Field at Penn Park.

Penn (9-4, 5-1 Ivy) went on a 7-0 run over the final 5:54 of the first half and the opening 5:25 of the second half, breaking open a 3-2 game to take a commanding 10-2 lead. Senior Tory Bensen was top of the class during that stretch, scoring four of her career-high six goals in that run. She now has 28 goals, a new career high for a single season.

23 different players saw action for the Quakers in the game, and 10 different players registered at least one point. Joining Bensen as a focal point of the attack was Nina Corcoran who tallied three goals and two assists, reaching the five-point mark for the fourth times this season and the second time in two games. Three of her five-point games have come in Ivy League competition and 20 of her 34 points this season have come in League contests. Bensen has been just as dominant in Ivy games with 21 of her 36 points coming against Ancient Eight foes.

Division III
Ursinus 6, Haverford 4

Bears freshman Jayme Verman scored a goal with 4:06 left to break a 4-all tie as the Bears (8-7, 3-5 Centennial) defeated Haverford (7-8, 3-5 Centennial) at Swan Field.

The Bears held the Fords to just one goal over the final 37:15, outscoring Haverford 6-1 during that span.

Freshman Emma Ebert (Penn Charter) scored two goals, as did freshman Lindsey Grabell (Lower Merion). Verman had an assist, as did junior Kitty Dawson. Sophomore Devin Brakel scored the other goal for the Bears.

Other scores

Albright 13, Alvernia 10
Muhlenberg 13, Dickinson 11, 2 OT
Lebanon Valley 16, Widener 9
Penn St.-Abington 13, Lancaster Bible 1
Washington College 14, Swarthmore 4
Gettysburg 8, Franklin and Marshall 6


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