Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/5/15
From Press Releases
It was a day of history for the first-year Delaware Valley College women’s lacrosse team as the Aggies were victorious in their home opener thanks to a 22-10, non-conference triumph over Cedar Crest College.
Delaware Valley, which dropped its inaugural game at Richard Stockton College this past Saturday, improved to 1-1 on the season. It was the season debut for Cedar Crest.
The Falcons scored just 64 seconds into the game, but the Aggies evened it up 16 ticks later as Kara Imes (North Penn) started her big day with a tally. It began a five-goal spurt over a three-minute span with Imes and Taylor Teliszewski picked up two goals apiece and Graeleigh Lackey (Dover) adding the other.
Cedar Crest cut its deficit down to 5-3 before Delaware Valley got goals from three different players to build the advantage to five. It was still a five-goal at 11-6 when the Aggies struck for the final four tallies of the first half for a 15-6 advantage. Lackey notched two of the four goals.
Delaware Valley netted the first two of the second stanza before the Falcons answered with two as well. The Aggies then got four unassisted goals from four different players for a 21-8 lead. After Cedar Crest hit double digits in goals, Lydia Spakosky (Rancocas Valley) ended Delaware Valley’s big day with her third tally of the game with just 38 seconds left.
Delaware Valley held advantages of 36-19 in shots and 27-21 in ground balls. Imes finished with five goals and two assists while Teliszewski had four goals and two helpers. Lackey (four goals, one assist) and Nicollette Angelella (three goals, two assists) had points apiece. Angelella also added five ground balls. Sarah Fenwick had 10 saves in the win. Corinne Militana (Avon Grove) scored twice and Jacqueline Ricks (Interboro) once for DelVal.
Bryn Mawr 16, Lancaster Bible 5
Fiona Steele continued the brilliant start to her freshman campaign, tallying six goals to lead all scorers. Claire Johnson chipped in another four of her own, while four other Owls registered on the scoresheet as well. Sophomore goaltender Katie Alpert was a big presence in the cage for Bryn Mawr, making 18 saves (second-most of her career) to help the Owls earn the victory.
Haverford 5, Scranton 3
The Fords (3-0) won a decision over the Scranton University Royals (0-2).
After Scranton’s Alexandra Alessi tallied the first goal of the game at the 27:23 mark, senior Diana Perry scored five minutes later to even the score. Just a minute after Perry’s goal, the Royals retook the lead on a goal from Emily Gross. Four minutes later, Perry tied the game again on an assist from freshman Kate Sollee.
The back and forth battle continued as the Royals jumped in front 3-2 with 11 minutes left in the first stanza. With 2:26 to go, freshman Molly Lausten added her fifth goal of the year, tying the game for a third time. Sophomore Sarina Manetta came up a huge goal with just 10 seconds left in the half to give the Fords a 4-3 lead into halftime.
Sophomore Maura Grant sent one past Scranton goaltender Emily Towey to give Fords a two goal advantage with 26:18 left in the contest. From that point on, Haverford used a strong defensive effort to keep Scranton off the scoreboard in the second half. The Fords scooped up 14 ground balls and created 12 Royals turnovers in the final 30 minutes of action.
It’s the first time that Haverford held an opponent scoreless in a half since Mar. 20, 2010 vs. Rutgers-Camden (19-1 win).
Perry’s two goals paced the Fords’ offense and gives her a team-high eight on the season. Manetta snagged four ground balls, created four turnovers, and put all four of her shots on goal. Junior Elyse Adler notched her team-high fourth assist of the season on Grant’s tally. Junior Megan Chenworth (Parkland) had a season-best seven saves and picked up four ground balls for her third win of the season.
Rowan 11, Ursinus 9
A back-and-forth match between Rowan and Ursinus went to the Profs as Rowan (1-0) scored two goals in the final eight minutes in an 11-9 win over the Bears (0-2).
Rowan goalie Erin Horner (Kingsway Reg.) notched her first collegiate victory and made seven saves. Midfielder Brittany Bollendorf (Washington Twp.) recorded two goals, two assists, seven ground balls and five draw controls. Midfielder Jamie Blondina scored three times. Attacks Becca Wood (Cherry Hill E.) and Vicky Sucharski (/Cinnaminson) each tallied two goals. Wood also had one assist. Attack Rachel Hofbauer registered a goal and an assist. Midfielder Ali Herbert (/Pinelands Reg.) produced one goal and attack Rachel Emerson (Moorestown) had one assist.
For Ursinus, senior midfielder Kitty Dawson and sophomore attack Emma Ebert (Penn Charter) each scored three goals, while sophomore midfielder Amy Kohout (/Gloucester Catholic) had two goals and two assists in the loss. Ebert also threw in two assists on the day.