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Women’s D1 roundup: @PennWomensLax, @LafayetteWLAX, @LehighWLacrosse triumph

Sunday, 20th March 2016

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/20/16
From press Release

In a meeting of two Top-20 teams, the No. 16 University of Pennsylvania women’s lacrosse team put together an impressive rally to defeat No. 17 Towson, 7-4, on Saturday.

The Quakers staked the Tigers to a 4-0 lead – not registering a goal until there was 1:26 to play in the first half. However, once Alex Condon struck for the Red and Blue the Quakers never looked back. Her goal at the tail end of the first half started a 7-0 Penn run which covered the final 31:26 of game play and improved Penn’s record to 6-1 this season.

Condon had two goal for Penn, adding Penn’s second goal 4:25 into the second half. Catherine Dickinson also had two for the Quakers, who found five goals off the bench for the win. Sarah Barcia provided the other goal from the bench, netting the game-tying goal 9:39 into the second half.

Nina Corcoran factored in on four of Penn’s goal in the game, scoring an insurance goal with 1:37 to play and adding three assists. She now has 90 career assists and is in sole possession of second place on Penn’s all-time assists chart. Corcoran has also continued her climb on Penn’s all-time points list, now sitting in seventh place with 150 career points.

On a cold day in Charm City, the Quakers definitely took a while to heat up. Penn managed just four shots in the first 28 minutes of play before Condon scored to get the Quakers on the board.

However, after Condon connected, Penn clamped down on defense – allowing just two Towson shots over the final 31:16 of the game – and denying the Tigers any more goals. Towson would turn the ball over 12 times in the second half, with Penn scooping up 13 ground balls.

Megan Kelly (Moorestown) and Nina Corcoran each had two caused turnovers for Penn. Caroline Cummings had four ground balls, while Lely DeSimone and Brooke Kiley (Germantown Academy) each had three. All totaled, 12 of the 15 Quakers who played in the game recorded at least one ground ball.

Britt Brown made four saves to record her sixth win of the season.

Penn has now won five in a row, its longest winning streak since picking up six wins to open the 2015 season.

The Quakers will return to action on March 23, hosting defending national champion – and current No. 1 team – Maryland at Franklin Field at 7 p.m.

Lafayette 17, Army 4

The Leopards took over in the second half at Army on Saturday afternoon, pulling away after a 6-4 lead at halftime.

The victory puts the Leopards at 1-0 in Patriot League play and 4-4 overall on the year. The game was the first-ever Patriot League contest for Army, playing in its inaugural women’s lacrosse varsity season this spring.

Carlianne McCabe (Notre Dame Academy) led a group of seven Leopards to find the back of the net on the afternoon with five goals and an assist for six points. Kirsten Wilhelmsen (Strath Haven) posted four goals and three assists for seven points, while Maggie Carver added two goals and an assist, and Emma Novick chipped in with a pair.

Lehigh 12, Holy Cross 7

Junior Allison LaBeau led the offense with seven points while classmate Julianne D’Orazio (Merion Mercy) led the defense with a career-high five caused turnovers as the Mountain Hawks defeated Holy Cross in their Patriot League opener. The win marked the Mountain Hawks’ sixth in a row as they improve to 6-1 overall and 1-0 in league play.

Stony Brook 8, Delaware 7

Down 8-3 with 15 minutes remaining, the Blue Hens rattled off four unanswered goals before they ran out of time in a loss against No. 10/11 Stony Brook at LaValle Stadium.

The loss halts a six-game winning streak and is just the second of the season for Delaware (8-2). The Hens, who were ranked 22nd nationally coming into the game with 12.56 goals per contest, were held to less than 10 goals for the first time this year.

Sophomore Becky Gohsler and junior Jamie Schwartz each tallied two goals for UD while senior Casey Lyons logged two assists and a goal.

Duke 7, Villanova 4
Columbia 16, Saint Joseph’s 10

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