Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/20/15
Senior Elyse Tierney scored five goals and classmate Sara Lentriccia won six draw controls to lead the Swarthmore College women’s lacrosse team to a 15-9 triumph over Eastern on Thursday.
Swarthmore used a balanced scoring attack to gain control early by having five players account for the first six goals of the game. Junior Lizzie Kolln found the back of the net twice to help the Garnet jump out to a 6-0 lead.
The Garnet held a 9-3 advantage at halftime and tacked on the first three markers of the second half. Freshman Kathryn Restrepo (Strath Haven) and seniors Elyse Tierney and Sara Lentriccia each scored during the stretch to make it 12-3 with 18:19 left to play. Swarthmore ballooned its lead to as many as 11 when Lentriccia set up Kolln’s fourth goal of the game at the 12:03 mark, which was more than enough insurance for the visitors to run away with their second straight win.
Junior Connie Bowen picked up the victory for Swarthmore by making four saves. Cortney Andres of Eastern (2-6) suffered the loss and was replaced after giving up six goals and turning away only five shots in nearly 19 minutes. The Garnet outshot the Eagles 32-17, won 17 draw controls and had a 19-18 edge in ground balls.
Anna Charlebois (Spring-Ford) scored four goals to lead the Eagles, recording at least four goals for the fifth time this season. She leads the Eagles with 28 goals this year. Julie Haggan added two goals, including a goal with 1.7 seconds left in the first half. Haggan drove right and then quickly dodged left and ripped in the shot before the buzzer.
Swarthmore (3-2) is slated to open up conference play when it hosts Ursinus on Saturday.
Arcadia 18, Rutgers-Camden 1
Senior Haylee Molloy scored three goals with four assists for a game-high seven points to lead the Knights at Easton Field. The Knights improved to 6-1 with the win, while the loss dropped the Scarlet Raptors to 1-5.
Junior Darn Faranetta scored four goals in the game, while sophomore Erin Misner scored three goals with one assist while picking up four draw controls. Junior Adeline Bellesheim had one goal with four assists in the game, while senior Jaclyn Feffer netted two goals with one assist and four draw controls. Classmate Sam Sidoriak (Sun Valley) also had a pair of goals in the game.
Bryn Mawr 9, Bryn Athyn 8, OT
The Owls needed a second-half turnaround against Bryn Athyn to get themselves back in the game, and then took home the win with a strong performance in a back-and-forth overtime period as Ashley Arbuckle had the game-winner. Fiona Steele led Bryn Mawr with three goals in the contest, while goalkeeper Katie Alpert made 12 saves in the winning effort. For the Lions, Savanna Smith and Kaitlyn Brock both tallied three goals to lead the way.
Kaitlyn Brock had three goals and an assist for Bryn Athyn.
Gettysburg 13, College of New Jersey 12, OT
LIU Post 20, Philadelphia University 11
Bloomsburg 11, Holy Family 7
Molloy 15, Chestnut Hill 10