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D1 women’s roundup: Penn opens with 14-7 victory over Drexel; Lehigh, Temple win

Sunday, 28th February 2010

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 2/28/10

Ali DeLuca scored six goals and Penn outscored host Drexel, 9-1, during a key stretch late in the first half and early in the second half Saturday as the No. 3 Quakers opened their 2010 season Saturday with a 14-7 women’s lacrosse victory.

Giulia Giordano had a strong all-around game for Penn, collecting a goal, four assists, two draw controls, two groundballs and two caused turnovers,. Courtney Lubbe (Council Rock North) and Emma Spiro each added two goals while freshman Maddie Poplawski (Springfield-Delco) had a goal, a team-high four draw controls and two groundballs. Bridget Waclawik and Caroline Bunting each scored once for Penn and Megan Smith (Henderson) had three groundballs while goalie Emily Szelest made three stops.

For Drexel (4-1), Kate Lawson had three goals and Charlotte Wood (Conestoga) scored two. Kate Blazer and Sam Berger each scored once.

Lehigh 12, Delaware 11

Junior Allison Thomas (Conestoga) had three goals and one assist and Lauren Murray scored the game-winner with five seconds to play as visiting Lehigh rallied to defeat the Blue Hens in their season opener.

Lehigh (2-0 overall) rallied from a 10-6 second-half deficit. Julianna Jeffers (Springfield-Delco) led the Hens with three goals. Morgan Marino added two goals and two assists and Corrine Drost had two goals and an assist.

Lauren Dykstra also netted three goals and scooped up a game-high four ground balls for the Mountain Hawks. Inneke Caermola added two goals.

“I thought in the second half we were totally resilient,” Mountain Hawks second year head coach Jill Redfern (Ursinus College) said.  “All of our attackers scored goals and that shows just how balanced we can be.”

Temple 12, Lafayette 8

Freshman Stephany Parcell (Interboro) scored three goals as the Owls (1-1) won at Lafayette (0-2).

Freshman Kellee Pace (Chichester), sophomore Karly Cohen and senior Chelsea Rosiek (Wissahickon) all tallied two goals apiece for Temple. Rosiek was involved in half the team’s goals, as she also recorded four assists. Sophomore Stephanie Markunas (Ridley) added a goal and an assist while sophomores Melissa Schweitzer (Owen J. Roberts) and Shelby Christopher (Avon Grove) also scored for Temple.

Goalie Jessica Colucci made nine saves in the win.

Temple will play its next two games at home. First up is a tough test in the home opener, as the Owls will face #3 Penn. Game time is set for 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3 at Geasey Field.

Villanova 13, Bryant 7

Justine Donodeo scored six goals and added an assist to pace the Wildcats to a victory over host Bryant (0-2) in their opener. This game was originally scheduled to be played at Villanova but was postponed and moved here as a result of the heavy snow accumulations in the metropolitan Philadelphia region.

Carly Miller added three goals and Rachel Lasda had two goals and an assist while Erica Rybinski contributed five assists for the ‘Cats.

St. Joseph’s postponed to today

Due to field conditions due to the snowstorm, the Saint Joseph’s women’s lacrosse game versus Wagner will now be played on Sunday, February 28 at 6:00 p.m. at Drexel University’s Vidas Field. The game was originally scheduled for February 27 at Finnesey Field.

American 14, Stony Brook 10

Amanda Makoid (Archbishop Wood) scored twice while Lisa Schaaf (Perkiomen Valley) and maeve Koch (Springside School) each added one for AU (1-3).

Virginia 14, Syracuse 13

Jackie DePetris (Archbishop Carroll) scored once for the losing Orange (2-1).

George Mason 11, Virginia Tech 7

Emily Ellisen (Great Valley) had five goals and an assist for GM (1-2).

James Madison 11, G. Washington 2

Annie Brophy (Archbishop Carroll) scored once for JMU (2-0).

Notre Dame 15, Duquesne 10

Maggie Tamasitis (Boyertown) dished four assists for the Irish (2-0).

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