Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/22/14
From Press Release
The Lafayette women’s lacrosse team picked up its first win of the 2015 campaign with a 14-12 victory over UC Davis on Sunday afternoon. Kirsten Wilhelmsen (Strath Haven) and Amanda Case (Haverford High) powered the attack with four goals apiece.
Charlotte Rath (Archmere Academy) registered at hat trick for the Leopards (1-2) who held an advantage in shots (25-22) and draw controls (15-13). Anna Raymond picked up her first win, making six saves in the game. The Aggies (0-2) – coached by former Garnet Valley coach Kate Henwood – were led by Melissa Kellan with five goals and Elizabeth Landry with three markers.
UC Davis opened the scoring early with a pair of goals in the first two and a half minutes. Case fired in her first goal of the contest to cut the deficit in half at the 25:19 mark of the first half. Kellan tallied her first goal of the afternoon to open a 3-1 lead for the Aggies.
Wilhelmsen sparked a 4-0 run from Lafayette, scoring with 19:13 to play in the opening half. Rath netted two straight goals for the Leopards to give Lafayette its first lead of the game midway through the period. Wilhelmsen buried a free position shot to bump the lead to 5-3.
After the Aggies tied the game with a pair of goals at 10:12 and 9:00, Lafayette closed the half with two tallies of its own. Wilhelmsen tossed in her third of the contest, followed by Ashley Tedesco’s (Friends’ Central) first marker to send the Leopards into the break with a 7-5 advantage.
The second half started just like the first half with UC Davis tallying the first two goals of the frame to knit the game at seven. Tedesco fed Wilhelmsen who beat the Aggie goalie, giving Lafayette an 8-7 lead. Two minutes later, UC Davis found the back of the net again to tie the game at eight with 21:41 to play.
Another spree from Lafayette gave the Leopards a four goal advantage with 12:29 to play. Melissa Galione started the run with a free position goal at the 18:05 mark. Two minutes later, Case found the back of the cage with her second marker of the afternoon. Charlotte Avallone tallied another Lafayette goal before Case completed the four-goal swing, giving Lafayette a 12-8 lead.
Kellan tried to keep the Aggies in the contest, scoring back-to-back goals with 11 minutes remaining to trim the spread to 12-10. Rath slowed the UC Davis spurt with eight minutes to go, completing her hat trick. Another Aggie goal was answered by Case’s fourth tally. UC Davis added a goal with two minutes to play, but the Leopards held on for a 14-12 win.