Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/27/09
The host Penn women’s lacrosse team used a suffocating defense and three goals from Emma Spiro to topple California, 10-2, Friday night in non-conference Division I action at Franklin Field.
Courtney Lubbe (Council Rock North) and Ali DeLuca (three groundballs, three caused turnovers) added two goals apiece for the sixth-rankled Quakers (2-0), who caused 17 turnovers and limited Cal (2-0) to nine shots on goalie Emily Szelest (six saves).
Erin Brenann (five groundballs, two caused turnovers) and Samantha Bird added a goal and an assist apiece for Penn while Bethany Warren (Downingtown West) scored once and Hannah Rudloff (West Chester East) and Kaitlyn Lombardo added assists. Giulia Giordano and Allison Tatios (Bayard Rustin) added two cause turnovers apiece.
Denver 16, Mt. St. Mary’s 6
Freshman goalie Ashley Harman (Boyertown) made her first start and posted 10 saves for the win.
Virginia 14, Syracuse 11
Megan Mosenson (Great Valley) scored one goal for the No. 3 Orange in their loss to the No. 4 Cavaliers.
Columbia 14, Monmouth 10
Megan Brennan (Archbishop Carroll) had three goals and an assist in a losing cause.
Ursinus 16, Eastern 6
The Bears opened their season in style as Elizabeth Cannon, Kristen Wampole (Souderton) and Lindsay Urban (Central Bucks East) each scored three goals in the non-conference win. Lisa Clark added two goals and goalie Alex McBride posted nine saves.
Jessie Basch scored three goals for Eastern and Erin Fries added two.
Virginia 13, Syracuse 12
John Haldy (Haverford School) scored what proved to be the winning goal as the No. 2 Cavaliers (5-0) held off a late charge from No. 1 Syracuse before 16,595 at the Carrier Dome. Scott Kahoe (Radnor) scored two goals and scooped three groundballs for the host Orangemen (2-1), who scored the game’s final four goals.
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