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Women’s lacrosse: Drexel topples St. Joe’s as Norcini (Conestoga) scores four

Wednesday, 22nd February 2012

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 2/22/12
From Press Release

The Drexel women’s lacrosse team dominated play in the 18-10 win over Saint Joseph’s on Wednesday night at Vidas Field. Drexel outshot the Hawks, 24-17, and had 10 different players put points on the board. The Dragons also went 4-7 in free-position shots and improved their draw controls, winning 11-of-18 in the first half. The Dragons are now 2-0 overall.

Sophomore midfielder Amanda Norcini (Conestoga) led the Dragons with four goals while Alyse Maiden, Kelli Joran (Downingtown East), Lindsey Kovar and Charlotte Wood (Conestoga) all recorded two goals and one assist. Junior midfielder Kristin Kopenhaver added two goals.

Thirty-seconds into the first half, Kovar received the ball from Joran and put the ball past Saint Joseph’s Alisha Aquilino (Abington) to give the Dragons an early 1-0 lead. At 27:01, Norcini scored a free-position goal after Kovar caused a Saint Joseph’s turnover. Two minutes later, Norcini knocked in another goal, but the Hawks’ Grace Dinn (five goals, one assist) uickly cut the lead to two, 3-1. Jaclyn Klunder (Conestoga) and Alissa Watts fired back with two more goals. Dinn fed a pass to Nora McGuire for a Hawk’goal, 5-2.

Drexel then went on a six-goal spurt and led 13-4 at half.

Drexel’s Teresha Bradley and Saint Joseph’s Nora McGeever (Archbishop Carroll) both made their collegiate debuts in the cage at the start of the second half. The Hawks put immediate pressure on the Dragons’ defense and scored three goals in the beginning of the half. Saint Joseph’s Grace Dinn (five goals, one assist) brought the game to within six points, 13-7. At 20:28, Drexel went on a four-goal run. Despite the visiting Hawk’s six second-half goals, the Dragons held onto the lead until time expired.

Drexel’s Amanda Santandrea earned the win and made one save. Bradley had three saves.

Drexel returns to Vidas Field on Saturday, February 25 as the Dragons host No. 11 Penn at 3:00 p.m.

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