Phillylacrosse.com, posted 4/21/13
Led by a nine-point performance from senior Annalise Penikis (Strath Haven), the Swarthmore College women’s lacrosse (10-4, 4-3) team picked up a key 13-10 Centennial Confernece victory over the visiting Dickinson College Red Devils (7-7, 3-4 CC).
With the win, head coach Karen Borbee (Penncrest, Univ. of Delaware) collected her 200th career victory, becoming just the second CC coach to reach the milestone.
Penikis, despite being double-teamed nearly the entire contest, put up four goals and five assists against the Red Devils. The Garnet offense was also led by junior Corinne Sommi with three goals and one assist. Freshman Lizze Kolln finished with two goals and senior Nicole Vanchieri tallied one goal and one assist in the victory.
Junior netminder Michelle Ammerman stopped eight shots in a complete game for her ninth victory this season. Penikis and Vanchieri combined for five caused turnovers and junior Emma Sipperly scooped up four ground balls for the Garnet.
Clare Manoli and Jennifer Morrissey each scored three for the Red Devils. Grace Morelli started in goal, allowing nine goals in the loss with six saves and Amanda Morse finished in net for the final 30 minutes making three saves.
With just over four minutes to play, the Red Devils – down 12-7 – fired off three tallies in under 30 seconds for the comeback, but the Garnet defense regrouped to hold onto the victory. Junior Lucy Whitacre added the final goal of the game at 2:28 to secure the all-important conference win.
Swarthmore built up a 9-5 lead heading into halftime despite a 11-4 draw control disadvantage and the shots were tied at 17.
Penn St.-Abington 12, St. Elizabeth 7
The Lions (1-12 overall, 1-5 NEAC) a 7-2 lead at the half and held off the College of Saint Elizabeth (6-5 overall, 2-4 NEAC) to earn their first victory in the NEAC.
Nichole Hayes (Archbishop Wood) had six goals and an assist for the Nittany Lions and Tori Kimberly (central Bucks West) posted six points on four goals and two assists.
Four Nittany Lion players found the back of the net against the Screaming Eagles as Katelyn Kelly (Bishop McDevitt) and Avery Winn each tallied a goal each in the win. Kate Schalck (William Tennent) added a game-high five caused turnovers and a ground ball, while six Nittany Lions collected 14 draw controls combined.
Cabrini 19, Rosemont 1
The Cavs extended their win streak to nine games and completed the program’s 10th perfect conference schedule. After dropping its first five games, the Blue and White has reeled off nine consecutive victories, including all eight in the Colonial States Athletic Conference.
The victory also gives the Cavaliers home field advantage in the upcoming CSAC Tournament, as well as a bye into the semifinal round on May 1.
Freshman Katie Lasater (Great Valley) matched a career high with six goals on the day, while sophomore Melissa Scanzano (Haverford High) and fellow rookie Nathalie Basunga (Springfield-Delco) matched Lasater’s six points. Scanzano paired four goals with two assists, while Basunga posted three goals and three helpers
Eastern 23, Misericordia 14
Victoria Graham scored eight times and picked up two assists to help Eastern win on Senior Day.