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Women’s D2-D3 roundup: Cabrini edges Ursinus, 8-7; Chestnut Hill, West Chester triumph

Saturday, 14th March 2015

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/14/15
From Press Release

The Cabrini women’s lacrosse team surrendered the game’s first five goals, but after 60 minutes, the Cavaliers secured their second consecutive victory today at Ursinus College, an 8-7 win that improved the club to 2-4 on the season.

Six Cavaliers found the back of the net in today’s victory, led by seniors Sarah Means (Archbishop Ryan) and Melissa Scanzano (Haverford High) with two goals each. Fellow senior Bree Thompson (Interboro) joined the duo with two points, pairing a goal and an assist.

For the second consecutive game, the Blue and White earned a significant shot advantage, outshooting the Bears 34-16, including a 17-5 advantage after the half. Cabrini also caused 25 Ursinus miscues and earned 12 free position shots to just four for the Bears.

Senior Lacie Doubet (Ridley) led the Cavaliers with eight shots on the day, one more than Scanzano. Sophomore Jess Breuning (St. Hubert) scooped a game high five ground balls and joined Means and Doubet with two caused turnovers each. Scanzano also accounted for three of Cabrini’s five draw controls.

Sophomore goaltender Megan Barlow (Academy Park) recorded five saves to earn the victory.

The Bears took control of the game in the early going, as five players recorded goals in the opening 10:31. Scanzano put the Cavaliers on the board at the 14:11 mark with an unassisted tally. The senior added 14th goal of the season with 3:37 left in the opening half, sending Cabrini into the half trailing 5-2.

The Blue and White emerged from the break on fire, as Thompson cut into the lead just under two minutes into the period. Ursinus pushed its lead back to three goals before the Cavaliers took control with five unanswered goals.

Sophomore Allie Vallen (Maple Shade, NJ) netted her second goal of the campaign at the 21:39 mark, before Means’ first of the day cut the deficit to 6-5. Freshman Jackie Neary (Kingsway Regional, NJ) completed a free position shot just 14 seconds later to even the score at 6-6 with 14:43 to play.

Taylor DeBernardi (Springfield-Delco) led Ursinus (0-5) with three goals, while goaltender Margaret Philbin recorded 18 saves.

Division II

Chestnut Hill 9, Kutztown 7

The Griffins (2-1) scored on each of their first six shots – half of them on the stick of freshman attack Hunter Leckonby – in winning back-to-back home games for the first time since 2011. Sophomore midfielder Jacklyn O’Leary tallied three goals for her first hat-trick of the season and also added an assist for a four-point effort.

West Chester 15, Georgian Court 6

Erin Eckert scored four times, and Ashley Pyle (Garnet Valley) scored three goals and finished with four points to lead visiting West Chester (2-1).

Hannah Cowan (W/Ursuline Academy) registered two goals and two assists. Kelsy Gumbert (Pennsbury) and Sarah Dennison each posted a pair of goals as well.

Merrilee Viguers (Great Valley) registered seven saves in her first college start to pick up her first career win in the cage for the Golden Rams.

Division III

Eastern 9, Neumann 8

Sophomore Anna Charlebois (Spring-Ford) scored the game-winning goal with 45 seconds left to lead Eastern to a victory over the Neumann.
Charlebois, who scored a game-high five goals, netted the decisive fifth goal on a free-position shot. She ripped the goal top shelf from the left hash.

Charlebois also recorded two assists to finish with a seven-point day.

Freshman Victoria Rath (Perkiomen School) scored twice for the Eagles and Julie Haggan and Stephanie Hogan (Central Bucks West) each added a goal. Eagles’ goalie Cortney Andes picked up the win with seven saves.

Amanda Fedak (Pope John Paul II) led the Knights with three goals. Jordan Hopkins (Sun Valley) and Rebecca Dolenti (Pottsgrove) each netted two goals. Gabby Curry (Camden Catholic) was outstanding in net, making 17 saves.

Albright 21, Penn State-Abington 0
Misericordia 15, Alvernia 12, OT
Stockton 16, Immaculata 7
McDaniel 19, Bryn Mawr 2
Messiah 12, College of New Jersey 11
Purchase 18, Rosemont 8
Susquehanna 14, Widener 8

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