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Women’s lacrosse; Drexel defeats La Salle, 10-7, as Wood (Conestoga) scores two late goals; Princeton wins

Saturday, 10th March 2012

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/10/12
From Press Release

The Drexel women’s lacrosse team extends its winning streak to three after today defeating La Salle on the road, 10-7, as Charlotte Wood (Conestoga) scored two of the last three goals of the game.

The Dragons outshot the Explorers 31-24 and went 6-8 in free position attempts. Junior Alyse Maiden led the attack with three goals and two assists for five points to help the dragons overcome a 5-5 tie at half. The Dragons improved to 5-2 overall and 2-0 away.

La Salle put pressure on Drexel’s defense early after winning the opening draw control. Freshman Claire Andrews fired a shot, but goalkeeper Amanda Santandrea’s save held the game scoreless. La Salle’s Nora McGurkin (Penn Charter) recovered the loose ball and fed the ball back to Andrews for a quick goal, 1-0. The Explorers went on a three-goal run. At 11:48 remaining in the first half, Amanda Norcini (Conestoga) answered back with a free position goal, 3-1.

Just over a minute later, Alissa Watts took advantage of a free position opportunity and cut La Salle’s lead to one, 3-2. The Dragons turned the ball over following the draw control allowing La Salle back on the attacking end. The Explorers scored two consecutive goals extending their lead back to three, 5-2. In the final six minutes of the first half, Drexel went 3-3 in free position attempts to tie the game, 5-5.

At 26:33 in the second half, Alyse Maiden (two assists) tallied her third goal of the game as the Dragons regained the lead. Watts looked to add another point for Drexel, but La Salle’s goalkeeper Megan Corliss (Archbishop Carroll) came up with a big save. Kristin Kopenhaver picked up the ground allowing Drexel work the ball around and start a new play. Senior Jaclyn Klunder (Conestoga) finished with a goal from teammate Maiden’s pass.

Lauren McDermott (North Penn) scored her second goal to tie the game, 7-7, but the Dragons scored three unanswered goals for the win. Drexel didn’t allow a goal in the final 14 minutes of play.

Sophomore goalkeeper Amanda Santandrea set a new season-high with 12 saves. She now has 36 stops on the season. La Salle’s Corliss had 19 saves.

Princeton 18, Brown 8

Princeton (2-2, 1-0) opened the game with six straight goals in the first 12:28 and never looked back, stretching its lead to 9-1 late in the first half, en route to a victory over Brown (2-2, 1-1).

jaci Gassaway led Princeton with six goals and Cassie Pyle added four while Sam Ellis (Radnor) had two goals and an assist and goalie Annie Woehling (Radnor) made six saves for the Tigers.

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