Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/25/16
From Press Release
Junior Olivia Hompe matched her career high of six goals as the No. 9 ranked Princeton women’s lacrosse team improved to 2-0 with a 16-9 win over Drexel on Wednesday afternoon at Vidas Field.
It marked the first loss of the season for the Dragons (2-1).
The Tigers had eight different goal scorers in the game. Sophomore Abby Finkelston and senior Stephanie Paloscio each had two goals and an assist, senior Anya Gersoff scored twice, and sophomore Ellie McNulty had a goal and an assist. Gersoff led the team in the center circle with three draw controls, while junior Amanda Leavell caused two turnovers. Junior Ellie DeGarmo made seven saves and earned the win. Sophomore Mary Kate McDonough came in for the final 7:09 and made six saves on seven shots.
Lauren Gerrie had a hat trick while Nadia Pelham-Lacey and Emily Duffey (Lenape, NJ) scored twice each for Drexel. Caroline Thiele had a goal and an assist. Carlee Ries started the game in goal and made one save on seven shots before being replaced by Segourney Heerink. Heerink made four saves on 14 shots.
Princeton scored twice in the first three minutes before Drexel responded with two goals of its town. That would be as close as the Dragons would get however, as the Tigers went on a four-goal run to take a 6-2 lead at 21:20. Princeton closed out the half on a 5-3 run to grab an 11-5 halftime edge.
After Drexel opened the second half on a Devin Nihill goal the Tigers took back over scoring the next four to grab their largest lead, 15-6 with 18:54 to play.
The Dragons closed out the remainder of the game scoring three of the final four goals.
Drexel outshot Princeton 28-26 thanks to a 20-7 second-half edge. Princeton won the ground ball battle 14-11 and won more draws, 14-13.
The Tigers return home to host Georgetown on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 1 p.m.