Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/8/16
From Press Release
A dominant first half propelled the University of Pennsylvania today to its third consecutive win, 12-6, over Saint Joseph’s in a battle between to Philadelphia rivals.
Nina Corcoran factored in on seven of Penn’s 12 goals, scoring twice and adding five assists. Iris Williamson (Germantown Friends) and Alex Condon were also key cogs in the scoring attack, notching hat tricks.
Penn scored the game’s first eight goals, leading 8-0 by the time the game was 15 minutes old. When the clock ran out on the first half, the Red and Blue’s lead was 10-2.
Williamson was the hot hand early, scoring twice in the first minute to give the Quakers a lead they would never be in danger of relinquishing.
Brooke Kiley (Germantown Academy) was a factor on the draw for Penn, winning six to help the Quakers to a 13-6 edge on the draw circle which helped stave off any hope of a Saint Joseph’s upset.
When the Hawks would have the ball in the first half, the defense caused turnovers. The Quakers had 10 total caused turnovers in the game – led by two each from Liz Gully, Catherine Dickinson, and Condon. Gully and Dickinson each added three ground balls, joined by Britt Brown for the team lead in the game.
Penn was 3-for-4 on its shots to open the game, putting the Hawks behind by three just 3:21 into the game. That story would play out through the first half as Penn held a 19-6 edge in shots after 30:00.
Rebecca Lane had three goals for St. Joe’s (1-4).
Robert Morris 12, La Salle 11
Robert Morris scored as time expired to grab a win over La Salle at McCarthy Stadium. Sophomore Brittany Edwards (Great Valley) scored a game-high five goals to fuel the Explorers offense.
For Edwards the five goals were her first five on the season. She also added an assist for six total points on the afternoon. She was a perfect 5-for-5 on free position shots and scooped up a ground ball while causing one turnover.
La Salle jumped out to an early lead grabbing the game’s first three goals. First senior Katelyn Fay (Henderson) opened the scoring off an assist from senior Katie Fonte. Edwards grabbed the next two off of free position shots to put La Salle up 3-0 with 21:09 remaining in the opening half.
After a Robert Morris (2-3) goal, Edwards added her third with 14:56 remaining in the opening half. Fay added her second of the game off an assist from junior Allee Ilgenfritz to make it 5-1 La Salle (0-3) with 14:33 left in the half.
The Colonials scored four straight heading into the half to make it 5-5 at the break. They also grabbed the first two goals of the second half to make it 7-5 with 25:05 left in the game.
La Salle would score the game’s next three goals to take an 8-7 lead. Edwards, Ilgenfritz, and senior Kerry Newby (Archbishop Carroll) scored during the stretch for La Salle to take the 8-7 lead with 21:19 remaining. For Newby it was just her third career goal.
Again the Colonials would answer and La Salle fought right back. After things were even at 8-8 the Explorers scored two straight to make it 10-8 with 16:02 remaining. Ilgenfritz added her second of the day off an assist from Edwards and Fay completed her hat trick to make it 10-8.
Robert Morris tied things up at 2-2 but La Salle again was able to answer and retake the lead and Edwards scored her fifth goal of the game with 7:21 remaining to make it 11-10.
The Colonials evened things up at 11-11 with 3:44 remaining ensuring a tightly contested finish. The Explorers had possession with 20 seconds remaining; however, Robert Morris forced a turnover and was able to score just before time expired off a free position shot to take the 12-11 win.