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Sunday, 19th February 2017

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 2/19/17

Senior attacker Nora McCallion (Academy of Notre Dame de Namur) recorded a career-high eight points on five goals and three assists and sophomore Rebecca Lane added a hat trick as the Saint Joseph’s women’s lacrosse team topped American, 15-7, in the Hawks’ season opener on Saturday afternoon on Sweeney Field.

In her SJU debut, graduate student goalkeeper Liz O’Sullivan made 10 saves as the Hawks held the Eagles scoreless in the second half.

Princeton 19, Temple 3

Ten different players scored as No. 13 Princeton opened the season with a dominating win over Temple at Sherrerd Field as Class of 1952 Stadium.

It marks the Tigers’ largest margin of victory since a 19-1 win over LeMoyne in the first round of the 2003 NCAA Tournament, en route to the national title.

Temple, which entered the weekend scoring 15.5 goals per game and a 2-0 record, were held to just three goals today. Princeton All-America goaltender Ellie DeGarmo made 12 saves for a .923 save percentage to start her senior season.

All-America senior Olivia Hompe along with sophomore Allie Rogers both had five-point games. Hompe had four goals and one assist, while Rogers had a game-high three assists and two goals. Sophomores Kathryn Hallett and Julia Haney both had two goals and one assist apiece. Junior Ellie McNulty, junior Camille Sullivan and freshman Tess D’Orsi each scored twice, while junior Haley Giraldi had a goal and an assist. McNulty won a game-best four draws, while senior Amanda Leavell and sophomore Alex Argo caused three turnovers apiece. Hompe, DeGarmo and sophomore Nonie Andersen had three ground balls each.

Penn State 18, Lehigh 9

Sophomore Madison Carter tallied five goals to help lift No. 7 Penn State past visiting Lehigh in non-conference action.

With the win the Nittany Lions Improve to 3-0 while the Mountain Hawks fall to 0-1.

Junior Katie O’Donnell (Henderson) added four goals while senior Steph Lazo added two goals and two assists and sophomore Kelly Daggett (Lancaster Catholic) also had two goals. The defense was led by Natalie Schmitt (Archbishop Carroll) with two groundballs and a caused turnover and Lucy Haubold (Great Valley) with a caused turnover.

Haley Wentzel (Boyertown) had four goals for the Mountain Hawks.

Cornell 18, Villanova 6

The Wildcats team fell to nationally-ranked Cornell on a rare 60-degree February afternoon at Villanova Stadium. The Big Red (1-0, 0-0 Ivy League) scored the first five goals of the contest and held a 10-3 lead at halftime to pace past the Wildcats (0-2, 0-0 BIG EAST).

Freshman Katie Comerford registered her second multi-goal performance in as many games this season to lead Villanova in scoring. Cornell was led by Kristy Gilbert and Amie Dickson who combined for nine goals for the Big Red.

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