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Philly D2-3 women’s wrap: Holy Family triumphs; Ursinus defeats Swarthmore

Saturday, 17th March 2012

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/17/12

The Holy Family University women’s lacrosse team scored the game’s first six goals on its way to a 13-7 victory over Dominican College in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) contest Saturday afternoon at Tiger Field.

Holy Family, winners of two straight games, improves to 2-2 on the season and begins conference play with a 1-0 mark. Dominican falls to 0-3 on the young season and 0-1 in the CACC.

Senior Gina Mansi (Washington Twp.) and freshman Brianna Lancetta (Bishop Eustace) each recorded hat tricks with three goals apiece to lead the Holy Family offense. Lancetta, who leads the team with 11 goals, also tallied an assist to finish with four points. Senior Samantha Cornely (Camden Catholic) and junior Stephanie McNesby (Archbishop Ryan) each finished the game with two goals and one assist for three points. McNesby also controlled seven draws and led the team with five ground balls.

Senior Katherine Podlinski (Camden Catholic), junior Maria Mattioli (Nazareth) and sophomore Marissa Lawson (York, Pa./Central York) also scored for the Tigers.

Senior goalkeeper Melissa Jenkins (Interboro) made seven stops in net for the Tigers.

Georgian Court 17, Philadelphia Univ. 16

Attack Emily Ray and midfielder Kalin Hodel both scored four goals for the Lady Rams (2-2, 2-1 CACC) in the defeat. Midfielders Nicole Lijana (two goals, two assists) and Caribeth Shappell (one goal, three assists) each turned in four-point performances. Attack Taylor Peltzer (Archbishop Wood) added two goals and one assist. Defeder Andrea Saracco picked up four ground balls.

Division III
Ursinus 16, Swarthmore 9

Senior midfielder Alyssa Thren (Upper Perkiomen) scored five goals including the 100th of her career as Ursinus (4-1, 1-0 Centennial) fended off Swarthmore in the Centennial Conference opener for both women’s lacrosse squads.

Thren hit the century mark 1:36 into the game as Ursinus scored the first two goals of the contest.

Freshman midfielder Kitty Dawson had three goals, as did junior midfielder Elizabeth Chatburn (Upper Dublin).

Senior attack Kim Peifer (Methacton) had two goals and two assists, while senior attack Emily Diehl (Voorhees) had two goals.

Annalise Penikis (Strath Haven) had five goals and two assists for the Garnet.

Gwynedd Mercy 16, Rosemont 2

Gwynedd-Mercy rumbled over Rosemont for its first win of the season and new head coach Nicole Porrecca’s first triumph.

Ten different Griffins netted goals as GM got on the board just 26 seconds into the contest. Senior Shannon Carabba (Springfield-Montco) led the offense with four goals. Brigid Dowling (Little Flower), Jenna Gaydosh (Nazareth Academy), and freshman Rachel Irons (Delran) all had two goals apiece.

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