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Philly women’s D2-3 roundup: West Chester opens with victory; @ArcadiaWLAX wins again

Sunday, 8th March 2015

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/8/15
From Press Releases

Fourteenth-ranked West Chester University opened its 2015 slate Saturday afternoon with a 14-13 victory over Lenoir-Rhyne in a non-league women’s lacrosse match.

West Chester trailed 9-7 early in the second half when a three-goal run put the Golden Rams on top. From there, things see-sawed back and forth with West Chester coming out on top by a single tally. Lenoir-Rhyne (2-3) saw its two-game winning streak halted with the loss.

Hannah Cowan (Ursuline Academy) posted five goals while Erin Eckert added four to lead West Chester’s offensive attack. Erin Gallagher (Lower Merion) added a pair of goals as well. Dina Cifelli (Notre Dame, NJ) registered four points with one goal and three assists. Eckert added an assist to her four-goal day.

Freshman goalkeeper Paige Mitros (Garnet Valley) earned the start in goal, making 10 saves in her collegiate debut.

Division III
Arcadia 9, Kean 7, OT

The Knights closed the game with four unanswered goals as they overcame a 6-2 halftime deficit to record an overtime victory at Kean in a non-conference contest. The Knights improved to 3-0 on the season, while the Cougars fell to 0-1.

Arcadia scored twice in the final three and a half minutes of regulation to force the extra period. Freshman Allegra Benites scored with 3:28 remaining in the second half and sophomore Erin Misner (Rancocas Valley) tied the game at 7-7 two minutes later. Senior Haylee Molloy scored the only two goals of the extra frame to give the Knights the come-from-behind win, putting Arcadia ahead 0:46 into overtime and adding an insurance marker a minute later off a feed from junior Dawn Faranetta.

Bryn Mawr 17, Hilbert 14

Claire Johnson once again led the team with six goals in the game, but Fiona Steele, Georgina Dominique, and Alison Spain all added another three goals apiece in the victory. Katie Alpert registered 11 big saves for the Owls to get the win.

Stevenson 14, Haverford 6

The Fords got off to a fast start, but couldn’t hold off No. 19 Stevenson.

Junior Elyse Adler got the scoring started two minutes in on an assist from sophomore Shannon Rafsol. Freshman Molly Lausten tallied a free position goal to give the Fords a 2-0 lead about three minutes later. Just 48 seconds after that, Stevenson got on the board on a tally from Hollie Larrimore. Lausten secured her second goal of the contest on another free position opportunity at the 22:31 mark to put the Fords up 3-1.

The Mustangs got their offense going registering six straight goals to go into halftime with a 7-3 lead. Stevenson held a 21-7 shot advantage while Haverford had 13 turnovers in the first half.

The home team scored the first goal of the second half, but seniors Dayna Kim and Diana Perry got the Fords back within three (8-5) with 24:41 to go. Two consecutive free position goals by the Mustangs pushed their lead back to five with 12:22 left in the contest. Sophomore Courtney Carter added her second goal of the season with just under a minute remaining, but Stevenson proved to be too much.

Lausten’s two goals led the Fords as five different players scored for Haverford. Sophomore Sarina Manetta had a team-high four ground balls and junior Megan Chenworth (Parkland) set a career high with 11 saves in the loss.



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