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Women’s D2/D3 roundup: WCU rolls; @Ursinus_Wlax, Widener win

Sunday, 6th March 2016

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/6/16

Ashley Pyle (Garnet Valley) scored three goals and added three assists while Hannah Cowan (Ursuline Academy, DE) posted a hat trick and a pair of assists to lead No. 10 West Chester to a 17-1 victory over visiting Philadelphia University Saturday afternoon at Vonnie Gros Field.

West Chester (2-0) jumped out to a 14-0 lead by halftime and never looked back. Philadelphia University (1-1) scored once in the second half vs. Paige Mitros (Garnet Valley), who had four saves.

Pyle had a hand in three of the team’s first four goals, which all came during the first 2:26 of the contest. She would go on to add her other two goals before the half was out.

Dina Cifelli (Notre Dame, NJ) scored twice and assisted on two more to help with the scoring. Sami Barnett (Interboro) also tallied twice, both in the first half. Elizabeth Cassidy (West Chester East) scored two goals as well, one in each half. In all, 10 different Golden Rams scored and 12 different players registered a point in the win.

Philadelphia’s Maria Matteis (1-1) was credited with 13 saves in the loss.

Division III

Ursinus 15, Washington & Jefferson 5

A first-half barrage built on ruthless efficiency ensured that the Bears showdown with Washington & Jefferson was never in doubt. Freshman Emily DiGiorgio (Downingtown West) scored the first three goals of her career and senior Devin Brakel chipped in her first hat-trick in two years to spark the Bears.

Widener 17, King’s 9

Sophomore Kelsey Powell (Washington Township, N.J.) led with five goals as the Pride defeated King’s in the season opener at Edith R. Dixon Field. Brooke Clasing added four goals and freshman Kaylee Horchak (Clearview) added three.

York 8, Haverford 5

No. 8 York used a strong finish to capture a win and prevent a potential upset on the road against Haverford as Katherine Burk (Strath Haven) had a goal and two caused turnovers.

Senior co-captain Elyse Adler led the Fords’ attack with two goals on her only two shots of the game. Sophomore Molly Lausten scored her fifth goal of the season. Christina Gould and Allie Gibbons scored the Fords’ fifth and sixth goals with Gould also adding an assist on the day. Goalie Megan Chenworth (Parkland, 10 saves) was a standout.

Delaware Valley 14, Immaculata 11

Freshman Samantha Collyer scored five goals and assisted on two others to lead the Aggies to a victory at non-conference foe Immaculata. Hannah Verrecchia scored four times for the Mighty Macs.

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