Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/25/15
From Press Releases
Senior Caitlin McCartney (Archbishop Wood) registered a hat trick within the first 10 minutes Wednesday evening as Delaware posted a 24-6 victory over La Salle.
McCartney finished the night with a career-best seven goals in addition to collecting a career-high seven draw controls.
The Hens jumped out to a 5-1 lead before holding a 13-4 advantage at the halftime break. Delaware ended the game with eight unanswered goals for the win.
Sophomore Jamie Schwartz added a career-mark of four goals and one assist as the Blue Hens improved to 3-1 on the year.
Delaware also saw multiple goal games from juniors McKenzie Rafferty (Downingtown East), Kara Dattellas and Shannon Hawley.
The Hens dominated the draw by controlling 21 to just 10 for the Explorers. In addition to McCartney’s seven, Hawley picked up four while freshman Becky Gohsler tallied three.
Senior Alex Zaugra (Shawnee) earned the win for UD with two saves.
Allee Ilgenfritz led La Salle (1-2) with four points on three goals and one assist. Gabby Antonelli was credited with the loss after allowing 17 goals with seven saves.
Wagner 14, Lafayette 9
Coming off its first win of the season, the leopards surrendered 10 first-half goals and could not overcome the seven-goal deficit in a home loss vs. Wagner.
Kirsten Wilhelmsen (Strath Haven) provide more than half of the offense for the Leopards, scoring five goals (two in the first half and three in the second). The sophomore had four scores in the team’s last time out vs. U.C. Davis and leads the team with 11 goals.
Wilhelmsen didn’t waste any time getting the Leopards’ offense started, scoring just 13 seconds into the action on a free position attempt. Wagner answered with a pair of goals by April Simmons and Shea Gegan to lead 2-1 with 21 minutes left in the half.
Sophomore Ashley Tedesco (Friends’ Central) knotted the game at 2-2 at 20:37, taking a feed from Amanda Case (Haverford High), her first helper of the season.
Twenty-two seconds later, Wagner (2-2) seized control of the game with five straight goals. Gretchen Fay touched off the rally at 20:15 and Nicole Luzzi, who scored two goals in the 5-0 spurt, ended it with an unassisted tally with four minutes left in the half.
Wilhelmsen’s second tally of the game got Lafayette back in the scoring column with 3:03 left, but Wagner closed out the half with three more scores to lead 10-3 at halftime.
The second half saw the Leopards (1-3) hold a 21-9 shot advantage while forcing 12 saves by Wagner goalie Katie Ferraro.
Seven minutes into the half, Gegan put Wagner ahead 11-3, but then the Leopards started their offense. Senior midfielder Sarah Malone scored her first goal of the season on a free position attempt at 21:52.