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Women’s college wrap: Drexel topples GW, 13-6; DePetris (A. Carroll), Syracuse roll

Sunday, 21st February 2010

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 2/21/10

Drexel’s Katie Lawson scored five goals as she led the host Dragons to a 13-6 victory over George Washington in a non-conference women’s lacrosse game today at Vidas Field.

Mariana Uribe (Notre Dame) chipped in with two goals while Becca Drylie-Perkins added a goal and an assist. The win moved Drexel’s 2010 record to 3-0. The Colonials, playing in their season-opener, were led by Sarah Phillips (Downingtown West) and Audrey Joy who scored two goals apiece.

The game was tight early as the team’s alternated scoring over the first six goals of the game but Charlotte Wood (Conestoga) ignited a Drexel run that broke the game open. With 6:43 remaining in the opening period she scored unassisted to break a 3-3 tie. The game looked to be headed to the break with the Dragons enjoying a one-goal lead but Uribe converted a free-position shot with just 11 seconds to go in the half.

The Dragons were not finished, though, as Drexel took the draw and Lawson broke free toward the net. She rifled a shot in as the first-half horn rang and was awarded the goal after a short discussion by the officials.

With Drexel holding a 6-3 lead, the Dragons looked to close the game early as Uribe tacked on her second goal of the game less than four minutes into the second period while Lawson followed with her fourth goal of the game to put the home squad up 8-3.

The Colonials scored two of the next three goals to bring the score to 9-5 with 17:30 remaining but it was as close as the guests would come as Kelli Joran (Downingtown East) and Lawson added to the Drexel tally to put the game out of reach at 11-5. Joy scored for George Washington following Joran and Lawson’s strikes and the Dragons closed the game with goals from substitutes Morgan Holbrook (Bayard Rustin) and Alyse Maiden. Ali Allen (Phoenixville) also scored for Drexel.

Drexel outshot George Washington, 34-19, and won 13 of the game’s 20 draws. Whitney Johnson made six saves while allowing just five goals before giving way to Rachael Behrndt (Downingtown East) who made one stop while allowing a single goal in just over 10 minutes of action. Emily Kane totaled a game-high five groundballs and caused a pair of turnovers while Sam Berger played solid at midfield and totaled three draw controls.

Syracuse 16, Stanford 7

Jackie DePetris (Archbishop Carroll) tallied three goals as the host and No; 6 Orange (2-0) handled the No. 12 Cardinal.

Duke 16, William and Mary 9

Christie Barnes (Radnor), Kim Wenger (Great Valley) and Amanda Jones (Germantown Academy) each scored once as the Blue Devils (4-0) remained perfect. Emily Geary (Radnor) made 11 saves in the cage for W&M (1-1) and Kyrstin Mackrides (Villa Maria Academy) scored once.

Maryland 17, Penn State 9

Stephanie Ellis (Radnor) made 12 saves for the 18th-ranked Nittany Lions in their loss to No. 2 Maryland. Penn State was leading, 6-3, at halftime, as Ellis stopped nine shots in the half. Defender Jackie Eastman (Springfgield-Delco) has two groundballs and two caused turnovers for the Nittany Lions.

Fairfield 20, Monmouth 12

Senior defender Kelly Barnes (Jenkintown) had four draw controls to help the Stags open with a win. Megan Brennan (Archbishop Carroll) had three goals, two groundballs and two caused turnovers for Monmouth (0-1).

North Carolina 19, Richmond 7

Freshman Emily Garrity (Strath Haven) had a goal and three draw controls as the Tar Heels improved to 3-0.

Saint Mary’s 15, Long Island 13

Christie Wienckowski (Marple Newtown) collected two goals, four groundballs, two draw controls and two caused turnovers for LIU in it season-opening loss. Kristina Scheerer (Bishop Shanahan) added four groundballs, two caused turnovers and a draw controls while defender Danielle Laird (Henderson) had two groundballs and a caused turnover.

Navy 17, Longwood 10

Freshman Kathy Young (Villa Maria Academy) continued her torrid scoring with three goals and two assists and three draw controls and twin sister Beth Young (Villa Maria Academy) had two caused turnovers to help the Mids improve to 4-0. Kathy Young has nine goals and seven assists.

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