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.@PennWomenslax falls to mighty Stony Brook, 18-5, in NCAA playoffs

Sunday, 13th May 2018

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Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/13/18
From Press Release

Penn ran into an offensive buzzsaw in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Tournament, as No. 5 seed Stony Brook remained undefeated with an 18-5 win on Long Island.

The Quakers (14-5), struggled to find traction on attack early in the game as Stony Brook (20-0) jumped out to a 7-0 lead and never looked back.

Notes To Know…
Penn defender Katy Junior (Radnor) had five groundballs.
Gabby Rosenzweig scored twice and added an assist, giving her 85 points for the season – tied with Nina Corcoran (2016) for the most in a season by a Penn player. Her 36 assists in 2018 are No. 2 in a season by a Penn player and her 49 goals are No. 4.
Zoe Belodeau won four draws, giving her 103 for the season – a new Penn single season record and new Ivy League freshman record. She is just the fifth player in Ivy League history to record 100+ draw controls in a season.
Belodeau scored twice and added two assists, giving her 10 points for the weekend.
Belodeau finishes 2018 with 80 points – a new Penn rookie record, No. 3 all-time in a single season by a Quaker, and No. 2 all-time among Ivy League rookies. She holds the Penn record for goals (45), assists (35) and points (80) by a Penn rookie. Her 35 assists this season are No. 2 all-time by a rookie in the Ivy League and her 45 goals are No. 6.
Katy Junior had a season-high five ground balls, giving her 38 for the season and 106 for her career.
Emily Rogers-Healion had one assist, giving her 84 for her career. She will graduate No. 4 on Penn’s all-time assists list and tied for No. 5 on Penn’s all-time points list (165). Rogers-Healion’s 35 assists this season are tied for No. 3 in a season by a Quaker.
Alex Condon had a goal and an assist. She will graduate No. 6 on Penn’s all-time goal scoring list (112) and No. 11 on the all-time points list (139).
Caroline Cummings will graduate No. 12 all-time at Penn in goals (93) and No. 18 in points (118).
Penn scored 261 goals this season – a new team single-season record.
Penn’s 14 wins this season are tied for sixth-most in a season by a Penn team.

How It Happened…
Stony Brook’s vaunted attack was as advertised, scoring the game’s first seven goals in 15:57. The Quakers had chances to halt that run in that opening span as Mikaila Cheeseman made three saves and Penn caused a pair of turnovers, but the Red and Blue were unable to generate any momentum in their own attacking end as turnovers doomed Penn’s offense.

Courtney Murphy was the catalyst in the first half, scoring five goals in the opening 30:00 of play. She scored twice in a span of 1:46 to help the Seawolves to a 4-0 lead, then added two more over a span of 1:38 to help her team to an 8-1 lead.

Gabby Rosenzweig scored Penn’s first goal, finishing an Emily Rogers-Healion pass at the 16:40 mark to make the score 7-1. Just under two minutes later, Rosenzweig dished to a cutting Zoe Belodeau for Penn’s second goal to make the score 8-2.

The Quakers did not help themselves stay within range, committing 13 turnovers – matching the team’s average per game over 18 games this season. When Penn did get the ball into the attacking third, Stony Brook keeper Anna Tesoriero made three saves in the first half and Penn hit one post.

Stony Brook would score the final five goals of the first half, putting the cap on the opening period with a buzzer-beater from Ally Kennedy after a Penn turnover left Cheeseman alone on a 4v1 break.

Any chance of a comeback ended when Tewaaraton Award finalist Kylie Ohlmiller scored three times in a span of 4:14 in the early stages of the second half to push Stony Brook’s lead to 17-2.

The Quakers would close the game with some positive feelings, scoring the game’s final three goals. Belodeau scored and added two assists in the final 5:12, assisting on goals by Alex Condon and Gabby Rosenzweig.


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