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Women’s D2-D3 roundup: WCU suffers first loss in heartbreaking style

Sunday, 20th March 2016

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

Emily Gebhart scored on a free position shot with seven seconds left in overtime to lift No. 11 Mercyhurst to a 9-8 victory over visiting No. 8 West Chester in a PSAC women’s lacrosse match Saturday afternoon.

West Chester (5-1, 1-1 PSAC) let the game slip away in the second half when Mercyhurst (5-1, 2-0) scored three goals in under one minute of action to cut an 8-4 advantage to 8-7. The Lakers scored the equalizer with 1:06 left in regulation to send the game into the extra session.

It marked the fourth straight loss for the Golden Rams against the Lakers in the all-time series. Three of those four losses have come in overtime – including last year’s PSAC semifinal contest.

West Chester, averaging over 20 goals per game entering the contest, was limited to just a pair of goals after halftime (35 minutes, 53 seconds of game time).

Erin Eckert, Ashley Pyle (Garnet Valley) and Sami Barnett (Interboro) each had a pair of goals. Olivia Martin (Haverford High) and Hannah Cowan (Ursuline Academy) added a goal as well.

Division III

Delaware Valley 16, Mount Saint Vincent 4

Graeleigh Lackey (Dover, DE) tied her own Delaware Valley single-game record with six goals as the Aggies notched a non-conference victory.

The win improved DelVal, in just its second year as an intercollegiate sport, to 4-1 on the season. The Dolphins fell to 0-5.

Swarthmore 14, Eastern 2

Lizzie Kolln netted a game-high four goals, Briana Narzikul (Episcopal Academy) tallied a hat-trick, and Kathryn Restrepo (Strath Haven) added two goals for the Garnet.

Immculata 20, Keystone 9

Immaculata improves to 3-3 overall and 2-0 in CSAC play as Hannah Verrecchia (Great Valley) led the scoring with five goals and two assists, while Rosemarie Reitman (Academy Park) tallied four goals and one assist. Nicole Dominick (Academy Park) also recorded four goals, and Shannon Neill (Cardinal O’Hara) scored three times.

Cabrini 15, Marywood 7

With the win, the Blue and White improved to 3-2 on the year, including 2-0 in the Colonial States Athletic Conference. Cabrini’s third consecutive win also extended the club’s CSAC win streak to 33 games.

Six Cavaliers marked the scoring column, with junior Allie Vallen (Maple Shade, NJ) and sophomore Jackie Neary (Kingsway Regional, NJ) leading the way with four goals each.

Neumann 18, Centenary 6

Rebecca Dolenti (Pottsgrove) led the Knights (3-2, 2-0 CSAC) with six goals and an assist. Jordan Hopkins (Sun Valley) notched three goals, one assist and won 15 draw controls.

Gwynedd-Mercy 14, Rosemont 6

Carrie Kilgore (Great Valley) had five goals and an assist for Gwynedd (1-3, 1-1 CSAC).



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