Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/7/17
A hat trick from senior Courtney Woolford put La Salle on the board within the first seven minutes of play in the Explorers game against Stetson on Monday, Mar 6 at ATC Stadium. The Explorers edged the Hatters their first away game of the 2017 campaign in a 20-18 contest.
Toni Massetti (Kennett) also added three goals against the Hatters in the first half of the game, along with two from Brittany Edwards (Great Valley) and one each from Allee Ilgenfrtiz and Nicole Black to put La Salle up 10-7 at the half.
The Explorers maintained the lead throughout the second half, thanks to four additional goals from Ilgenfritz and two from Black. Woolford, Edwards and Massetti each added another goal apiece in the second stanza.
Sophomore Courtney Shoults earned her first goal of the 2017 campaign when she sent a shot past Hatter’s goalkeeper Liza Diamond as the clock wound down to secure the Explorers win.
Anna Gordon won four draws to lead the Explorers on the day, while Edwards ranked second on the team with three. Shoults also caused a team high two turnovers in addition to picking up three ground balls.
In goal, Lynne Frankel picked up a team-high six ground balls and tallied 10 saves in her 60 minutes in the net.
West Chester 22, Holy Family 1
The Golden Rams opened their slate in impressive fashion with a non-league win over visiting Holy Family at Vonnie Gros Field.
Senior All-America attacker Ashley Pyle (Garnet Valley) led all scorers with six points (3 goals, 3 assists). Pyle had a hand in West Chester’s first four goals en route to a 22-1 victory for the hosts. Classmate Dina Cifelli (Robbinsville, N.J./Notre Dame) scored once and assisted on three others, drawing to within a pair of assists of the school’s all-time mark established by Steph Kienle from 2005-08.
West Chester scored the first 21 goals of the game until Holy Family spoiled the shutout bid with 4:58 left in the contest. It marked the largest margin of victory and the fewest goals allowed by the Golden Rams in a game since the season opener in 2011 against West Virginia Wesleyan in Salem, Va. – a 23-0 shutout by the Rams.
West Chester took a 14-0 lead into halftime by jumping on the short-handed Tigers early. The Golden Rams scored six goals in the first nine minutes of the game and never looked back. Holy Family dressed just 12 players, going without any substitutes for the game.
Senior Kristen Vath (Milford, N.J./Delaware Valley) and freshman Tara Morrissey (Bishop Shanahan) each registered a hat trick in the win with Morrissey tacking on an assist for a four-point effort in her first college game.
Haverford 16, Kenyon 9
The Fords picked up a second straight victory to begin their Spring Break trip in Florida. Sarina Manetta extended her Centennial Conference goals lead with four to pace the Fords in the contest. Haverford has now evened its record at 2-2 while Kenyon falls to 0-1.
Wesley 16, Bryn Mawr 2
Colorado College 14, Ursinus 11