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Lehigh women end Drexel’s five-game win streak

Tuesday, 31st March 2009

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/31/09

    Kelly Draper had three goals and two assists to lead Lehigh to an 11-6 victory over host Drexel Monday, snapping the Dragons’ five-game winning streak and guiding the

Mountain Hawks to their sixth victory in a row.

    Lehigh improved to 8-3 under first-year head coach Jill Redfern (Ursinus College) while the Dragons dipped to 7-2.

    Becca Drylie-Perkins led the Dragons with two goals while Danielle Iacono chipped in with a goal and an assist.

    The teams exchanged goals early before Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer & Brecher Collegiate Scholar-Athlete of the Week Sara MacIntyre (Agnes Irwin) converted a free-position shot that started a 4-0 run for the visitors.

    Katie Lawson ended the run with a goal on a free-position shot with just under six minutes to play in the first period to make it 5-2. Lehigh responded with its third eight-meter goal to make it 6-2, but just before halftime Nicole Musto calmly sent a ball to Ali Allen (Phoenixville) in front of the goal and the freshman converted with just 10 seconds remaining.

    After halftime, Allison Thomas scored her second goal of the game to extend Lehigh’s lead to 7-3. The Dragons battled back as Drylie-Perkins took an Iacono pass and scored with 24:44 to go in the game.

    Just over two minutes later, Iacono connected on a free-position shot as the Dragons appeared poised to mount a comeback. But with the Lehigh lead down to two goals, Draper notched her third goal of the game just 29 seconds after Iacono’s score. The Mountain Hawks reeled off three straight goals following Draper’s hat trick to put the game away.

    Charlotte Wood (Conestoga), the reigning Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week, scored the game’s last goal for Drexel.

    Lehigh outshot Drexel, 25-19, while the Dragons committed a season-high 27 turnovers, 19 caused by the Mountain Hawks. Lehigh’s leading scorer, Lauren Dykstra entered the game averaging four goals per contest but was held to just two against the Dragons. She did manage to cause a game-high six turnovers. Lauren LaBella made eight saves in the cage for Drexel while Kelsy Ferris stopped three shots in earning the victory.

Division III

Moravian 15, Arcadia 10

    Paige Warbrick (Souderton) scored five goals and Jillian Pagliei (Council Rock North) added four to lead Moravian (5-4). Stephanie Holguin led Arcadia (2-4) with five goals.


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