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Friday’s women’s lacrosse roundup: Delaware, Drexel win; PSU Abington takes first victory

Saturday, 7th April 2012

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 4/7/12
From Press Releases

Behind a duo of hat tricks from Chelsea Fay (Cilla Maria Academy) and Caitlin McCartney (Archbishop Wood), the University of Delaware women’s lacrosse team earned its first Colonial Athletic Association victory of the season as the Blue Hens knocked off Old Dominion Friday night with a 9-5 victory.

Delaware (3-9, 1-1) had an eight-game losing streak snapped as the Hens posted their sixth straight victory over the Monarchs dating back to 2006. The win was the Hens’ first since an 11-7 win over Lehigh on Feb. 25.

Fay led the Hens with a career high-tying four-goals, three of which came in the first half, while McCartney, this week’s reigning CAA Rookie of the Week, notched her fourth career hat trick with three goals on the day.

Old Dominion (4-8, 1-1) dropped its first CAA loss of the season as five different Monarchs pitched in with one goal apiece.

Rebecca Hartrum (Springfield-Delco) and Emily Austerberry (Boyertown) each had a goal and an assist for ODU while Lisa Bernardini (George School) had one goal.

Drexel 16, George Mason 7

Senior attacker Jaclyn Klunder (Conestoga) led the attack with two goals and three assists for five points. The Dragons improved to 8-3 and 1-1 in the league, while George Mason dropped to 2-9.

The Dragons tallied nine unanswered goals and had six players score at least two goals on the night. Freshman Alissa Watts recorded a new season-high of four points after knocking in three goals and an assist. Teammates Alyse Maiden and Kelli Joran (Downingtown East) also recorded three goals. Charlotte Wood (Conestoga) and Amanda Norcini (Conestoga) each had a pair of goals for Drexel.

George Mason’s Emily Ellisen (Great Valley) had two goals.

Division III
PSU Abington 17, Wells 10

An impressive win was led by sophomore Danielle Savoni (Hatboro-Horsham), who scored her collegiate game-high six goals while she received numerous help from her teammates. Victoria Brady (North Penn) and Katelyn Haas (Lower Moreland) both netted a hat trick. Nicole Hayes (Archbishop Wood) and Kirsten Quinn each notched two goals, while Chasidy McLaurin (Girls’ High) scored a goal in the victory.

The first half began with the visiting Lady Express leading 3-0 before Abington stormed back, scoring three consecutive goals, before Haas scored the fourth goal, giving Abington the 4-3 lead. Right at the buzzer to the end of first half, the Lady Express held onto a 6-5 slim lead.

The second stanza began strong for Abington when Brady scored on a free position shot at the 26:57 marks to tie the game at six points apiece. Abington extended the lead, scoring nine unanswered goals in just 20 minutes to take a commanding 15-6 lead until the Lady Express finally scored a goal at the 4:53 mark to end their scoring drought.

The victory for Abington helped them improve to 1-6, 1-2 NEAC while Wells College dropped 2-6, 2-1 in NEAC.

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