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Sunday’s women’s roundup: Philly grads help @PennStateWLAX down Michigan; @SJUHawks_WLAX rolls

Sunday, 17th April 2016

Categories College, Girl's/Women's  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/17/16
From Press Release

The No. 10 Penn State women’s lacrosse team used a 7-0 run over a 17-minute span in the first half to put away Michigan, 13-8, on Sunday at Michigan Stadium. Freshman Madison Carter tallied four goals and sophomore Katie O’Donnell (Henderson) added a hat trick to pace the offense.

Penn State (10-4, 2-1 Big Ten) used its stout defense to keep Michigan (6-9, 0-3 Big Ten) off kilter all game long. The Nittany Lions held a 38-17 advantage in shots and forced 25 Wolverine turnovers. Michigan converted just 11-of-19 clears as well.

The defense was a total team effort with 12 Nittany Lions registering 15 caused turnovers led by a pair of forced turnovers each by Lucy Haubold (Great Valley), Ally Heavens (Garnet Valley) and Taylor Bleistein.

Down 2-1 after five minutes of action in the first half, Madison Cyr scored her only goal of the game with 23:57 remaining to kick off the decisive 7-0 run. Cyr is the only Nittany Lion to score in every game this season and is on a 23-game scoring streak dating back to last season. Cyr’s 41 goals this season match her career high.

Carter connected on a free-position shot three minutes later for a 3-2 lead. Jenna Mosketti scored the first of her two unassisted goals at the 16-minute mark for a 4-2 advantage.

Carter put away an Abby Smucker feed with 13:43 remaining for the fourth-straight goal and a 5-2 lead. That started a three-goal stretch in 1:52 of game time as O’Donnell scored a free-position shot at 12:54 and Steph Lazo put away a Natalie Schmitt (Archbishop Carroll) offering in transition to cap the seven-goal spurt and an 8-2 lead with 6:43 left in the half.

Michigan responded with a pair of goals at 4:53 and 3:41 to end a scoring drought of 20:19. Lazo and Carter scored in the final two minutes to re-gain the six-goal advantage for a 10-4 halftime lead.

Michigan made a run to open the second half by scoring three goals in the first seven minutes to cut the lead in half. O’Donnell halted the Michigan momentum 42 seconds later for an 11-7 advantage before Kim Coughlan responded to make it a three-goal game again at 11-8 with 17:43 to play. Coughlin had four goals for the Wolverines.

Mosketti scored at 14:12 and Maggie Gallagher scored her fourth of the year on a Lazo assist with 6:37 remaining for the final 13-8 score line.

Goalie Emi Smith made five saves and picked up a ground ball to improve to 9-4 on the season.

St. Joseph’s 20, St. Bonaventure 9

For the first time in 16 years, the Hawks scored 20 goals in one game as Saint Joseph’s tore past St. Bonaventure, 20-9, in Atlantic 10 action on Sweeney Field on Sunday afternoon. With their program-record fifth straight win, the Hawks improve to 6-8 overall and 5-1 in league play and move into sole possession of second place in league standings.

Junior midfielder Maggie Egan (3g, 4a) and freshman midfielder Rebecca Lane (1g, 6a) recorded a game-high seven points while junior attacker Nora McCallion (Academy of Notre Dame de Namur) scored a game-high five goals and freshman midfielder Hayley Sabol turned in her first collegiate hat trick (3g, 1a). In all, 12 Hawks recorded at least one point for the Crimson and Gray.

With her second assist of the day and 25th of the season, Egan became SJU’s new program recordholder in single-season assists.

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