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Women’s D1 roundup: @LehighWLacrosse handles @LafayetteWLAX; @DelawareWLAX, @princetonwlax win

Thursday, 19th March 2015

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/19/15
From Press Releases

The Lehigh women’s lacrosse team ended the game with seven of the last eight goals to turn a three-goal lead into a runaway 15-6 victory over archrival Lafayette on a chilly Wednesday evening in Easton. Sophomore Lauren Beausoleil led the Mountain Hawks’ offense with a career-high four goals while junior Kendall Garden tallied two goals, one assist, three groundballs and three caused turnovers. With the win, Lehigh improves to 3-4 on the season and 1-1 in Patriot League play.

“I think we played well and I think we played hard for two full halves, which is a key to what we need to do going forward,” said Lehigh head coach Jill Redfern. “I think we played together. I’m so proud of our seniors, who really delivered great games.”

Sophomore Allison LaBeau added three goals for her third hat trick of the season while classmate Krista Dampman scored twice as well. Along with Beausoleil’s goal total, she added three groundballs, five draw controls and a caused turnover.

“I really thought we ran hard, we went to goal hard and we trusted each other with the ball,” said Redfern.

Beausoleil opened the scoring with 27:05 left in the first half before senior defender Kelly Scott scored her second goal in the last three games. After the Leopards pulled within one, the Mountain Hawks answered with two straight goals to go up four after freshman Haley Wentzel (Boyertown) made it 5-1 with 19:48 on the clock.

The Leopards answered with the next two to pull within 5-3, but the Mountain Hawks scored three of the last four first-half goals, including two straight from Dampman, to take an 8-4 lead at the half.

Lafayette struck first early in the second half to pull within 8-5, but three was as close as the Leopards would come. Senior Carli Sukonik (Harriton) took a feed from freshman Kierstyn Voiro (Moorestown) and scored at the 21:07 mark, which sparked a 6-0 run. Beausoleil and LaBeau scored twice in that span before a Garden free position goal made it 14-5 with 6:23 remaining. The teams traded goals the rest of the way for the 15-6 final.

Kirsten Wilhelmsen (Strath Haven) and Amanda Case (Haverford High) each tallied a pair of goals for the Leopards.

Delaware 6, Towson 5

It was a defensive battle from the start and in the end, the Blue Hens held on for a victory over Towson in the Colonial Athletic Association opener at Delaware Stadium.

The win halted an eight-game losing streak to the Tigers and is the first for the Blue Hens over the three-time defending CAA Champions since 2007.

Delaware (6-3, 1-0 CAA) led off the game with a 3-0 advantage and held Towson (2-3, 0-1 CAA) scoreless for the first 22 minutes of the contest before the Tigers rallied for three goals of its own.

UD junior Kara Dattellas broke the tie in the second half and put the Hens ahead, 5-4 at 18:59.

The score remained frozen for the next 16-plus minutes before Emily Gillingham notched her second goal of the game for TU.

It looked as though the two teams would enter overtime for the second consecutive season, but Delaware senior Caitlin McCartney (Archbishop Wood) provided the heroics with the game-winning goal with 16 ticks left on the clock.

McCartney finished the game with two goals while Dattellas registered a goal and assist for two points. Juniors McKenzie Rafferty (Downingtown East), Shannon Hawley and Casey Lyons each also posted one goal for the Hens.

Sophomore Kirsten Hale (Great Valley) and freshman Becky Gohsler collected three groundballs and two caused turnovers apiece.
Hale and McCartney joined junior Erin Wein with controlling two draws each.

Blue Hens senior Alex Zaugra (Shawnee) earned the win after collecting two saves

Maryland 12, Penn 7

Penn played a lot of defense on Wednesday night against the top-ranked team in the nation, Maryland, and took a loss to fall from the ranks of the unbeatens.

Maryland (8-0) won 16 of the game’s 21 draws, and those wins translated into a lot of possession and a lot of shots (UM outshot Penn 36-13). Lucy Ferguson had a strong game in goal, with a career high 15 saves (11 in the first half), but it was not enough as the 14th-ranked Quakers fell to 6-1 on the season

Princeton 12, Penn State 11

The Tigers, playing a very rare Wednesday early afternoon game, celebrated Spring Break a little differently than the average college students. The 13th-ranked Tigers erased an early deficit and led most of the way to knock off No. 11 Penn State.

Ally Heavens (Garnet Valley) won the final draw and Madison Cyr had a chance to tie the game with her third free-position attempt of the game with 54 seconds left. The shot went wide and a teammate backed her up for possession. With jut 16 seconds left, junior Liz Bannantine picked off a pass by Cyr, got the ground ball and gave her team a sigh of relief.

Senior Erin Slifer had a four-goal game to lead the Tigers. Erin McMunn had three goals and one assist.

Cyr had a hat trick for Penn State, while Haley Ford and Maggie McCormick each had two goals and one assist apiece.

Louisville 16, Vanderbilt 9

Kaylin Morissette and Cortnee Daley (Hatboro-Horsham) each scored five goals to lead No. 10 Louisville to a victory over Vanderbilt. The Cardinals improve to 6-2, while the Commodores drop to 3-5. Emily Kolsevich (Owen J. Roberts) had two caused turnovers and groundball.

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