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Philly D1 women’s roundup: Temple downs Delaware, 11-9, for first time since 2002; Lehigh, Penn, Drexel, La Salle, Princeton win

Saturday, 17th March 2012

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

Breaking a streak of losses to the Blue Hens that dated back to 2003, Temple lacrosse rallied for an 11-9 women’s lacrosse win over Delaware (2-7) at home on Saturday afternoon. The Owls (6-2) got hat tricks from both Charlotte Swavola (Cheltenham) and Karly Cohen as they came back from a 7-4 deficit early in the second half.

Temple’s last win over Delaware had come way back in 2002, and the Blue Hens had taken the last seven straight meetings.

Delaware tied the game for a fourth time at 8-8 and then took the lead on a goal by Allison Hahn with 12:15 remaining. Swavola connected on a pass from Stephanie Markunas (Ridley) to tie the game, 9-9 with 11:30 on the clock, and Jaymie Tabor (Downingtown West) put the Owls ahead for good with 8:22 left on a free position shot.

Delaware struck first with an unassisted goal by Caitlin McCartney (Archbishop Wood), but Cohen scored back-to-back goals for Temple to give the Owls a 2-1 lead. The lead lasted for just five minutes before the Blue Hens’ Chelsea Fay (Villa Maria Academy), who would later finish with a hat trick, scored the first and last goals of a 4-0 run.

With 6:10 remaining in the first half, Delaware led 5-2. Stephany Parcell (Interboro), who had assisted on Cohen’s first goal, gave Temple life before halftime with a pair of goals. The second put Temple within one at the break, 5-4, and was scored with just seconds left in the half on an assist from Swavola.

Fay and McCartney opened the second half with goals for the Blue Hens in the first two minutes, widening the margin back to three, 7-4.

From there the Owls scored seven of the game’s final nine goals, starting with a 4-0 run that included a pair of goals by Swavola and the third goal of the game for Cohen. Swavola’s second tally in that run tied the game at 7-7, and Missy Schweitzer scored the last goal of the run to put Temple ahead.

Schweitzer scored the game’s final goal on an empty net, giving Temple a two-goal cushion with 1:21 remaining.

Delaware SCORING: GOALS: Fay, Chelsea 4; McCartney, Caitlin 2; Hahn, Allison 1; Hartman, Abbie 1; King, Blair 1.
ASSISTS: Fay, Chelsea 1; Hahn, Allison 1.
Temple SCORING: GOALS: SWAVOLA, Charlotte 3; COHEN, Karly 3; PARCELL, Stephany 2; SCHWEITZER, Missy 2; TABOR, Jaymie 1.
ASSISTS: HOOD, Keelin 1; MARKUNAS, Stephanie 1; PARCELL, Stephany 1; SWAVOLA, Charlotte 1.

Princeton 9, Virginia 7

Annie Woehling (Radnor) made 13 saves in goal to lead the Tigers to the win.

Cassie Pyle had three goals and an assist for Princeton and Sam Ellis (Radbor) also scored once.

Penn 12, Yale 6

Shannon Mangini scored four goals and maddie Poplawski (Springfield-Delco) had a pair while Allie Martin (Radnor) stood out on defense and added two groundballs for the Quakers in the Ivy League win.

La Salle 14, Binghamton 12

Caitlyn Brostrand (camden Catholic) and Jackie Roebuck (Marple Newtown) each scored three goals for the Explorers in the win.

Drexel 9, UMBC 8

Senior midfielder Lindsey Kovar scored the game-winning goal off of a free position shot in the final 10 seconds of the game as the Dragons (7-2) rallied past UMBC. Drexel trailed by two at the end of the first half, but the Dragons outscored UMBC 4-1 in the second half to extend their winning streak to five.

Drexel’s Kristin Kopenhaver tied her season-high with seven draw control wins and two caused turnovers. Senior attacker Jaclyn Klunder (Conestoga) recorded two goals and a pair of caused turnovers and Amanda Norcini (Conestoga) added two goals.

Lehigh 17, Bucknell 9

The Mountain Hawks held the lead for much of the game, as freshman Carli Sukonik (Harriton) and senior Leigh Ann Torcivia (three assists) each scored four goals. Three others each recorded multiple goals as well while junior MaryLeah DiNisco stopped 10-of-19 shots in goal.

Navy 18, Lafayette 7

Lafayette fell to Navy in its Patriot League opener. Junior attacker Addie Godfrey led Lafayette with four goals, including the 100th of her career.

Navy (10-1, 2-0) was paced by Kathy Young (Villa Maria Academy), who scored five times; and sophomore attack Aimee Gennaro (Archbishop Carroll), who scored two goals

Old Dominion 10, St. Joseph’s Univ. 4

Senior midfielder Lisa Bernardni (George School) tied her career high with five goals to help ODU snap a four-game skid with a victory over the Hawks.

Grace Dinn scored twice for Saint Joseph’s.

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