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Women’s D1, D3 roundup: @LehighWLacrosse, @LafayetteWLAX, @TempleLacrosse among winners

Sunday, 5th March 2017

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/5/17

Lehigh jumped out to an 8-3 halftime lead, then held off a second-half Wagner charge to defeat the Seahawks, 12-9 on Saturday afternoon at the Ulrich Sports Complex. Senior Allison LaBeau led the Mountain Hawks’ (2-1) offense with her second straight hat trick, finishing with three goals and two assists. Junior Kierstyn Voiro (Moorestown) recorded a career-high six caused turnovers while posting a goal, assist and two groundballs as well.

Along with LaBeau’s five points, senior Julianne D’Orazio (Merion Mercy) scored two goals and dished two assists for a career-high four points. D’Orazio also had three draw controls, three groundballs and three caused turnovers. Sophomore Kaitlyn Quinn scored two goals for the second time in the first three games this season.

Lehigh opened the game on a 4-0 run, the first two goals scored by LaBeau and the next two scored by D’Orazio. The Mountain Hawks eventually opened a 6-1 advantage with 8:16 on the first-half clock following Voiro’s first goal of the season. The teams traded goals over the remainder of the half as LaBeau’s third tally gave Lehigh an 8-3 lead following 30 minutes of play.

Wagner opened the second half on a 3-0 run, scoring five of the first six to pull as close as 9-8 with 19:28 still on the clock. However, Lehigh buckled down, getting goals from junior Haley Wentzel (Boyertown), Quinn and senior Lauren Beausoleil while allowing just one goal over the final 19:28, including none over the final 13:47, on the way to the 12-9 final.

Temple 12, UMBC 5

Senior Carly Demato (Shawnee) notched a hat trick to lead the Owls (6-1). Leading the Owls in total points was senior Brooke Williams with five, as she added one goal to a career-high four assists.

Brenda McDermott (North Penn), Krissy Gallivan (Kennett) and Morgan Glassford (Strath Haven) each added two goals.

Lafayette 17, Central Connecticut 6

Three hat tricks led by a five-goal, one-assist performance from sophomore Jane Kirby powered the Leopards to a victory. Senior Kirsten Wilhelmsen (Strath Haven) and sophomore Emma Novick were outstanding orchestrating the offense. Wilhelmsen finished with three goals and four assists for seven points on the afternoon, while Novick added three goals and three assists for her hat trick. Sophomore Hannah Davey and senior Amanda Case (Haverford High) were the other multi-goal scorers for the Leopards with two apiece.

Rutgers 9, Drexel 8, OT

The Dragons scored twice in the final 2:21 of regulation to force overtime against Rutgers at Vidas Field but could not take advantage of three possessions in the extra period as Rutgers scored with nearly five minutes into overtime to defeat the Dragons, 9-8. Nadia Pelham-Lacey put together a career-high seven-point game, the first for any Dragon in nearly five years, but was shut down by the Rutgers defense in overtime to keep the Dragons off the scoreboard.

Pelham-Lacey scored four times and assisted on three others to aid the Drexel comeback. It was the first time any Dragon had scored seven points since Charlotte Wood produced eight on Mar. 14, 2012. Devin Nihill scored two, including the game-tying goal with just 27 seconds to play in regulation. Maggie Stetson and Alex Beilman also scored for the Dragons, while Caroline Thiele dished out three assists, matching her career high for points in a game. Carlee Ries came up with six saves and Rachel Warden (Garnet Valley) caused a pair of turnovers to help Drexel’s defense hold its fifth consecutive opponent to a single digit goal total.

Penn State 12, Loyola 8

Senior Steph Lazo collected five points while moving into tenth all-time in Penn State history for career assists as the sixth-ranked Nittany Lions defeated Loyola. Katie O’Donnell (Henderson) had four goals and Cat Rainone (Marple Newtown) had seven saves for the Lions.

Cornell 10, Penn 4

Catie Smith (Conestoga) had four caused turnovers, two draw controls and a groundball to lead the Big Red (2-1, 1-0) pas the Quakers in the Ivy League.

The Red and Blue led, 2-0, early but the Big Red controlled the rest of the game – netting six of the next eight goals to close the first half with a 6-4 lead and then holding Penn without a goal in the second half while adding four of its own for the final 10-4 score.

Alex Condon had two goals for the Quakers, Caroline Cummings and Gabby Rosenzweig added the others. Britt Brown had nine saves and three ground balls as she was once again busy in goal for the Quakers. Katy Junior had two caused turnovers and three ground balls, Katie Cromie had two of each.

Princeton 10, Brown 7

Freshman Tess D’Orsi paced the Tigers offense with four goals has had at least two goals in every game this season. Senior Olivia Hompe kept her point-scoring streak alive with a team-high three assists and now has a point in the last 40 straight games. She is just three points away from her 200 career point. Junior Camille Sullivan net a hat trick, while senior Anna Doherty scored twice.

Division III

Delaware Valley 11, Immaculata 10

Samantha Collyer’s goal with 2:36 remaining capped a second-half comeback by the Aggies and the team’s first 3-0 start.

DelVal, in its third year of intercollegiate play, matched its longest winning streak as the Aggies won three straight as part of a 4-1 start last season. The Mighty Macs fell to 1-2 with Saturday’s setback.

DelVal trailed 6-1 at one point and were down four, 8-4, after a Brittany Whaley goal for Immaculata just three minutes into the second stanza. From there, the Aggies notched four consecutive goals, beginning with Collyer’s second tally of the day as she won the draw control, raced down the field and scored 13 seconds after Whaley’s goal. Six minutes later, Graeleigh Lackey found the back of the net to make it a two-goal contest. Lackey scored again with 18:54 remaining and Amanda McKeegan followed 86 seconds later for an 8-8 contest.

Whalen ended the DelVal spurt with her fourth and final tally of the game with 14:32 to go. However, the lead was short-lived as Collyer again won a draw control and went down and scored, this time just 10 seconds after Whalen’s goal.

Haverford 16, Randolph-Macon 10

The Fords posted their first win of the 2017 season with a triumph over visiting Randolph-Macon on a chilly Saturday afternoon at Swan Field. Allie Gibbons had a career-high five goals for Haverford while Sarina Manetta added three scores on the day. Julia Manetta tallied five assists for the Fords in the win. Haverford improves to 1-2 on the season while Randolph-Macon falls to 1-1 in defeat.

Widener 13, King’s 10

Freshman Melanie Bert scored four goals, including three in the second half, to help propel the Pride.

Penn State-Abington 18, Centenary 2

PSU Abington opened the season with a historic win. It was the first time in program history that the Nittany Lions opened their home slate with a win, and it was the largest margin of victory in school history.

Fresh off of basketball season, sophomore Marah Hayes (Archbishop Wood) dazzled with four goals off of seven shots, and seven draw controls. Senior Molly Wyman (Abington) followed with three goals and a total of eight Nittany Lions found the back of the net.

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