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Saturday’s Philly women’s roundup: Villanova, Princeton, Phila. U, Haverford, Widener earn wins

Sunday, 5th April 2015

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 4/5/15
From Press Releases

The Villanova women’s lacrosse (7-4, 2-0 BIG EAST) keep their perfect record at home and against conference opponents in the 18-4 victory against the Cincinnati Bearcats (2-10, 0-2 BIG EAST) on Saturday afternoon in Villanova Stadium. The victory marks the largest deficit the Wildcats have created all season.

Villanova posted nine goals from six different players in the first half before Cincinnati was finally able to respond tallying their first goal with only 2:49 remaining in the half. The `Cats would ultimately sneak in three more goals before sending Cincinnati into the locker room under a 12-1 deficit.

Coach Julie Young’s squad dominated Cincinnati in every statistical field in the first half posting twice as many shots (VU 16, CIN 6), twice as many ground balls (VU 11, CIN 5) and three times as many draw controls (VU 10, CIN 3).

The Wildcats were also perfect on their free-position shots in the first half converting on two compared to Cincinnati failing on their lone attempt.

“We wanted to come in with these two wins so we could control our destiny down the line,” said Head Coach Julie Young. “Next week we are going up against two really tough opponents so I glad we were able to be successful today.”

Senior Jackie Froccaro continues to be a force to be reckoned with on the field posting a game-high four goals off four shots, two ground balls and a season-high 10 draw controls. Froccaro’s power in the inner-circle in a program high under Coach Young’s tenure as the senior continues to lead the conference in draws per game averaging 4.27 across 11 games.

Junior Meghan Breen, usually a strong goal scorer as the team’s second-best goal scorer, posted a season-high four assists. Breen also tallied a draw control.

Fellow juniors Shannon Galvin also posted a season-high three goals against the Bearcats alongside and Kelsey Denihan notched her third hat trick of the season.

Senior Hannah Goforth (Bishop Shanahan) also posted a season-high two goals to total five on the season so far.

Princeton 7, Yale 5

No. 15 Princeton stayed unbeaten in Ivy League play following a 7-5 win over Yale this afternoon at Reese Stadium.

Sophomore Ellie DeGarmo made nine saves behind the defense that limited the Bulldogs to just five goals. Offensively, sophomore Olivia Hompe scored twice and added two assists. Classmate Anna Doherty chipped in two goals, as did senior Erin McMunn, who made her return to the field today

American 11, Lafayette 10

In the final home regular-season game for the Lafayette women’s lacrosse team on Saturday afternoon at Fisher Stadium, the Leopards clawed their way back to within a goal with just over a minute remaining, but could not capitalize in the end to fall, 11-10.

After a 6-6 stalemate headed into the halftime intermission, American came out of the locker room looking to steal momentum as three tallies, two from Olivia Mangan, opened up a three-goal cushion for the visitors, 9-6, with 19:45 to play.

A tally from sophomore Ashley Tedesco (Friends’ Central) off a feed from classmate Kirsten Wilhelmsen (Strath Haven) ended the run at the 18:38 mark, but American responded with a Jamie Silverman marker five minutes later to move the edge back to three. Each team added a goal over the next five-minute segment, but a goal from Amanda Case (Haverford High), followed by another from Carver with 1:12 left gave the Leopards hope, down just one.

American goalkeeper Rose Redfoot won the game for American in the final minute, making a number of key stops on excellent Lafayette scoring opportunities to preserve the lead for the Eagles. Lafayette could not find that 11th goal late, falling to the visitors by a final score of 11-10.

Carver led the Lafayette offense with three goals and an assist for four points on the afternoon, while Charlotte Rath (Archmere Academy) and Tedesco each added two scores apiece for the Maroon and White. On the other side, American’s Olivia Mangan led four multiple-goal scorers with three tallies.

Boston University 8, Lehigh 5

The Lehigh women’s lacrosse team took a 3-2 lead with 17:04 on the first-half clock, but Boston University outscored the Mountain Hawks 6-2 the rest of the way on its way to an 8-5 victory on Saturday afternoon. It was Senior Day as Lehigh’s team’s seven seniors were recognized prior to the game. Freshman Kierstyn Voiro (Moorestown) and junior Kendall Garden each scored two goals while freshman goalie Elizabeth Nussbaum stopped four-of-five shots in the second half.

Lauren Willcox (Agnes Irwin), Kelly Scott, Carli Sukonik (Harriton), Michelle Abramczyk, Kelsey Yenco, Brianna Buysse (Notre Dame) and Emily Solenberger (Downingtown East) were all honored prior to the game for their strong careers in the brown and white.

Penn State 14, Ohio State 13

Behind precise shooting, timely saves and pressure defense, the No. 12 Nittany Lion women’s lacrosse squad held off No. 18 Ohio State, 14-13, Saturday evening at Penn State Lacrosse Field. Steph Lazo (Stevensville, Md.) had five first-half points and Tatum Coffey (Toms River, N.J.) tossed in four of her own to pace the Nittany Lion offense.

Penn State (9-3, 2-0 Big Ten) connected on 11 of its first 15 shots of the game to build a four-goal lead in the second half, and held off a furious Ohio State (10-3, 1-1 Big Ten) charge for the victory. PSU shot 63.6 percent for the game.

Lazo notched three goals, two assists in the opening 30 minutes, while Coffey scored two of her three goals in the second half, while Kelly Lechner (Silver Spring, Md.) and Katie O’Donnell (Henderson) each scored two goals. Goalie Emi Smith (Denver, Colo.) made nine saves, six of which came in the first half to help steer PSU into the halftime lead, 9-7.

Vanderbilt 14, Temple 8

Temple came up against a tough defense in Nashville, as the Vanderbilt Commodores won 14-8 against the Owls on Saturday afternoon in a BIG EAST contest. The Owls (8-3, 0-2) recorded 27 shots to Vanderbilt’s 23, but Vandy goalkeeper Maddie Kratz made 11 saves.

Alex Duckenfield (Strath Haven) had five groundballs and five caused turnovers for Vandy while Maggie Forker (Episcopal Academy) had three groundballs and three caused turnovers.

Megan Tiernan (Washington Township), Nicole Tiernan (Washington Township) and Rachel Schwaab all scored twice for Temple, with Schwaab also recording two assists. Three players notched hat tricks for Vanderbilt (4-8, 1-2) with three goals apiece.

Division II

Lock Haven 10, West Chester 3

Senior Kelly Hamilton (Central Bucks South) delivered an all-around effort, netting a pair of goals, three ground balls, and two caused turnovers for Lock Haven in the PSAC win. The quick-footed midfielder recorded two draw controls in the win.

Erin Scheno led West Chester with one goal, four ground balls, and one draw control.

Second-ranked Lock Haven (7-0, 5-0 PSAC) received 10 goals from five players in a huge, 10-3 win over West Chester (5-4, 3-3 PSAC).

Philadelphia 16, Queens (NY) 11

Liz Mower (Souderton Area) recorded a game-high nine points (four goals, five assists) and Isabella DiGnazio scored five times as the Philadelphia University women’s lacrosse team picked up its first road win of the season, 16-11 over host Queens (N.Y.) on Saturday afternoon.
Division III

Ursinus 17, Bryn Mawr 0

The Bears of Ursinus dominated start to finish Saturday afternoon as they shutout the Owls of Bryn Mawr College

Five different Ursinus tallied two goals on the day while seven other players found the net as well. The win moved the Bears to 3-8 overall and 2-2 in the Centennial Conference. Ursinus will return home this Wednesday night, April 8th to take on Scranton at 7:00 PM.

Haverford 11, Dickinson 10

Sophomore Maura Grant provided the heroics as she scored the game-winning goal with five seconds left to help the Haverford College women’s lacrosse team defeat the Dickinson College Red Devils 11-10 at Biddle Field on Saturday afternoon.

Molly Lausten had a game-high five goals and now has 27 on the year which ranks eighth in the Centennial Conference. The freshman has scored a goal in every game this season. Manetta posted her third career hat trick and also had an assist. Perry had her team-leading 37th goal of the season while junior Megan Chenworth made five saves in the win.

Head coach Lauren Wray’s squad improves to 7-5 overall and 2-2 in the Centennial Conference while Dickinson drops to 4-5 this season and 1-3 in conference play. The Fords have a week off before welcoming Bryn Mawr to Swan Field next Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.

Gettysburg 18, Swarthnmore 3

Widener 18, Gwynedd-Mercy 4

The Widener women’s lacrosse team put on a dominate performance as they defeated Gwynedd Mercy in non-conference action, 18-4, on Saturday afternoon at Edith R. Dixon Field.

The Pride improve to 5-4 on the season, while the Griffins fall to 5-6.

Sophomore attacker Brooke Clasing netted four goals off of the bench. She recorded five shots and picked up one ground ball for the Blue and Gold. Clasing is now second on the team with 21 goals on the season.

Freshman Kelsey Powell (Washington Township, N.J.) added four goals on eight shots. The midfielder also picked up one ground ball and four draw controls. The freshman was one-of-two on free position shots. Powell leads Widener with 23 goals scored on the season.


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