Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/25/15
From Press Release
The Haverford College women’s lacrosse team scored seven unanswered goals in the second half to defeat the Cabrini Cavaliers 13-6 in a women’s lacrosse game at the Edith Robb Dixon Field on Wednesday afternoon.
Haverford got the scoring started at the 18:10 mark of the first half on a goal from sophomore Maura Grant. Cabrini scored the next two to take a 2-1 advantage with 11:26 to go, but senior Diana Perry would draw the score even after her team-best sixth goal of the season. Senior Hannah Morgan would give the Fords the lead once more 26 seconds later on an assist from junior Elyse Adler.
With just over a minute to go, freshman Molly Lausten tallied a shorthanded free-position goal while Grant added her second of the contest with four seconds remaining on the clock. Haverford ended the first stanza with four consecutive goals to head into halftime up 5-2.
Cabrini cut its deficit to two after tallies by Melissa Scanzano (haverford High) and Lacie Doubet (Ridley), but the Fords responded with a seven goal outburst which put the game out of reach.
Five Cavaliers found the back of the net, led by senior Scanzano with a pair of goals. Fellow senior Bree Thompson (Interboro) matched Scanzano’s two points on a goal and an assist.
Senior Doubet, sophomore Jess Breuning and freshman Jackie Neary (Kingsway Regional) also tallied goals for the Blue and White.
Adler started the run with a goal as Haverford was on a man advantage at the 24:07 mark. Grant scored two consecutive goals to put the Fords up five. Sophomore Sarina Manetta pushed Haverford’s lead to six (10-4) and Lausten added her second goal of the contest over a minute later. Morgan tacked on her second goal of the game with under 10 minutes remaining while sophomore Shannon Rafsol nabbed her first goal of the season to wrap up the scoring for the Fords.
Eight different Fords scored highlighted by Grant’s game-high four scores. Alder had a team-high three helpers along with a goal while junior Christina Gould recorded two assists. Lausten had a team-best four caused turnovers and snagged three draw controls and two ground balls. Manetta had six ground balls to lead the Fords. Junior Megan Chenworth (Parkland) made five saves in the contest to pick up her second victory of the season.
Albright 15, Eastern 7
Albright used a balanced attack to secure a season opening road victory over Eastern.
Freshman Sydney Nankervis scored three goals and added an assist to register four points in her Lion debut, sophomore Danielle Carey also recorded four points with two goals and two assists.
Julie Haggan had two goals and an assist for Eastern.
Gwynedd Mercy 11, Marymount 7
Junior Tony McCraw (Central Dauphin East) scored four times, including three in the second half. Senior Nico Belardo (Northern Burlington) added three scores and two assists.
The Griffins would score twice late in the second quarter to take a 3-2 lead going into the half. McCraw opened the scoring in the third, followed by tallies from Tommy Belmont (Malvern, Pa./Great Valley) and a pair from Belardo to make it six in a row.
Marymount would put in two goals in the last 4:15 of the third and begin the fourth with an early tally to cut the lead to 7-5. Gwynedd would then put away the Saints with three-straight scores of their own. Blase Cesarone (Daniel Boone) found the back of the net at the 13:10 mark. McCraw hooked up with Belardo just over two minutes later for a 9-5 edge. On the ensuing faceoff, Dillon Cave (Archbishop Ryan) grinded out a win, scooped up the loose ball and took it all the way to register his second score of the day for a 10-5 lead.
Goalie John Black (Hempfield) earned all 13 saves in net, seeing 30 shots. It would be the second-most stops in his career.
DeSales 8, Scranton 7
Freshman Joe Neggia debuted his collegiate career with three goals and an assist leading DeSales in the season opener for the Bulldogs.
Matt Finor (Council Rock South) won 13 of 19 face-offs for Scranton
Kean 13, Arcadia 2
Joe Stanton had a goal and an assist for Arcadia.
Susquehanna 12, Muhlenberg 10
Stockton 18, Rosemont 6
Justin Regan scored twice for Rosemont.