Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/17/15
From Press Release
Celebrating Senior Night for six players on the women’s lacrosse team, Immaculata (9-6, 6-2 CSAC) had a shutdown defensive effort and picked up a big 9-4 victory Thursday over visiting Marywood (7-6, 6-2 CSAC). With the victory, the Macs have secured a home game in the CSAC Quarterfinals for the third consecutive season and will have a chance to clinch the No. 3 seed for the first time in program history with a win in their season finale on Saturday at Cedar Crest.
Prior to the game, the Mighty Macs honored seniors Alyssa Petito (West Deptford, NJ), Mackie Fitzgerald (Archbishop Prendie), Danielle Lopez (Manasquan HS) and Sam Bonvetti (St. Mark’s, DE), and juniors Allison Jakavick (Exeter Township HS) and Kelly Lapp (C.B. East) who were all playing in their final regular season game at Draper Walsh Stadium.
The Mighty Macs had contributions from all over the field, but Lopez was the offensive star with four goals and two assists for six points, which pushed her over the 200-point mark at 205 for her career, which extends her program-best mark. Jakavick had a solid game with three goals and a team-high five groundballs. Freshman Hannah Verrecchia (Great Valley HS) and sophomore Carleigh Dabritz (Paul VI) had one goal apiece, while Lapp and junior Shannon Neill (O’Hara) had three assists each.
Neill, Fitzgerald, Verrecchia, and freshman Brittany Whaley (Ridley HS) led the squad with three caused turnovers each, as the Immaculata defense shut down a Marywood offense which had only suffered one CSAC loss on the season.
Sophomore goalie Christine McIntyre (St. Basil’s Academy) made four key saves on the night, and overall the Mighty Macs dominated possession as they outshot the Pacers, 24-12.
Immaculata will clinch the third seed with a win on Saturday against Cedar Crest in their season finale at 1 p.m.