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.@SJUHawks_WLAX tops @LaSalleLacrosse for 3rd straight win; @DrexelWLax wins

Sunday, 10th April 2016

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 4/10/16
From Press Release

Anchored by senior goalkeeper Genevieve Giblin’s eight first-half saves and a defensive unit that stifled the Explorers to one first-half goal, the Saint Joseph’s women’s lacrosse team defeated La Salle, 11-5, in Atlantic 10 action at McCarthy Stadium on Sunday afternoon. With their third consecutive victory, the Hawks improve to 4-8 overall (2-1 A-10).

Giblin (4-8, 2-1 A-10) matched a season-high 11 saves on the day and added a single-game career high seven ground balls.

On the offensive end of the field, junior attacker Nora McCallion (Academy of Notre Dame de Namur) led all scorers with four points (3g, 1a).

“Today was a very well-rounded team effort,” said head coach Alex Kahoe after the game. “La Salle is a great team and battled us hard. I am very proud of this team and how well they are working together. Our defense held strong, and Genevieve came up huge with some big stops. Offensively, we were strong as a unit. Many people stepped up and were able to capitalize on opportunities.”

Katelyn Fay (Henderson) had three goals for the Explorers.

Drexel 11, William & Mary 8

Less than 48 hours after seeing a late lead evaporate in a tough overtime loss at James Madison, the Drexel women’s lacrosse team displayed some impressive resolve on Sunday afternoon as the Dragons used a late four-goal run to overcome a William & Mary comeback effort on the Tribe’s home field and win their first Colonial Athletic Association game of the season, 11-8. Drexel scored the first four goals of the game and held a 6-4 halftime lead before three straight Tribe goals to start the second half put the hosts ahead. Drexel responded both offensively and defensive, however, holding William & Mary off the scoreboard for nearly 20 minutes as the Dragons netted four straight to take back a lead it would not relinquish.

Nadia Pelham-Lacey, who scored the eventual game-winner as part of that late Drexel run, scored three goals and added an assist, her eighth game this season with at least three points. Lacey Aghazarian also had a hat trick, her first of the year, and Devin Nihill extended her team-leading goal total to 26 with three goals of her own. Caroline Thiele added a goal – which tied the game at seven after William & Mary had takent he lead – and an assist, and Grace Osterdale netted her second goal of the year and her second goal in as many games.

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