Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/4/15
From Press Release and Staff Reports
The University of Pennsylvania women’s lacrosse team improved to 3-0 in the 2015 season with a dominating 17-7 win at Rutgers.
The Quaker scored early and often, building a 7-1 lead just over midway through the first half. Tory Bensen factored into four of Penn’s first seven goals, registering a hat trick before the game was 16 minutes old and adding an assist. She would go on to finish the game with six points on five goals and an assist.
Iris Williamson (Germantown Friends) was equally as dominant in the first half, tying her career high in goals with four in the first half. Williamson would set a new career high with her fifth goal early in the second half.
The Quakers scored the game’s first half dozen goals, building a 6-0 lead before the game was 14 minutes old. After Rutgers got on the board, Penn would answer with the next three goals, starting with a goal just 1:01 after the Scarlet Knights first found the back of the net.
By the end of the first half, Penn had built an 11-3 lead, equaling the Red and Blue’s total goal output from its two previous games against Rutgers.
Delaware 14, Monmouth 5
Playing in the program’s first-ever game on ESPN3, the Blue Hens jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back in a victory at Monmouth.
UD went into halftime with an 8-1 lead, but eventually went up by as much as nine before the Hawks scored two straight. The Hens completed the game by outscoring Monmouth, 3-1, in the final 12 minutes.
The #20 Blue Hens (5-1) received hat tricks from three different players and were led in scoring by junior Casey Lyons. Lyons finished the game with three goals and two assists.
Senior Caitlin McCartney (Archbishop Wood) added four points on three goals and one assist while freshman Becky Gohsler posted the first multi-goal game of her career with three.
McCartney also registered a career-best eight groundballs and seven caused turnovers for Delaware. Senior Alex Zaugra (Shawnee) earned the win with two saves.
Temple 10, Wagner 9
Down by four goals at halftime, Temple exploded for a 6-1 second half and came back to defeat Wagner. The Owls improved to 5-1 behind a career-high five goals from junior Nicole Tiernan (Washington Township), who scored four of those on free position opportunities.
Tiernan scored three of Temple’s final four goals, including the one that tied the game at 9-9 with 3:46 remaining. The game-winner was scored less than a minute later by sophomore Rachel Barile on a feed from senior Macie Hauck (North Penn), and redshirt junior goalkeeper Jaqi Kakalecik made a big save with just over a minute left to preserve the lead.
Barile finished with two goals in the game, while Hauck added a goal to her game-winning assist. Kakalecik tied her season high with seven saves in the win.
Gretchen Fay was the leader for Wagner (2-4) with three goals, while Katie Ferraro made seven saves for the Seahawks.
Binghamton 10, Lafayette 7
Charlotte Rath (Archmere Academy) and Amanda Case (Haverford High) each had two goals for the Leopards (1-5).
Jacksonville 16, La Salle 7
Jacksonville rode a 9-3 first half to a victory over La Salle on Wednesday.
Allee Ilgenfritz posted her second straight hat trick to lead the Explorers. Gabby Antonelli recorded 14 saves in the loss.
The Explorers fall to 1-3, while the Dolphins improve to 5-1.