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Sunday’s women’s roundup: Villanova, West Chester win

Sunday, 16th March 2014

Categories Boy's/Men's, Posted 3/16/14
From Press Release

Powered by freshman midfielder Becca Hetrick’s four-goal performance, the Villanova women’s lacrosse team (4-3) defeated Davidson (1-5), 8-6, Sunday afternoon.

The Wildcats went down 1-0 at 26:07 before junior attack Jessica Mucci scored a Shannon Galvin assisted goal at 23:28. Galvin scored an unassisted goal less than two minutes later as Villanova took the lead. Two more Davidson goals in the last 20 minutes of the first half put the home Wildcats up 3-2 going into the break.

Villanova scored three goals on just over two minutes to start the scoring in the second half. Hetrick notched the first two, one on a free position and the other assisted by Galvin, before the two switched places and Galvin scored a Hetrick-assisted goal. The Wildcats held a 5-3 advantage and wouldn’t relinquish the lead for the rest of the game.

Davidson scored twice more before Villanova went on another three-goal streak in the last 10 minutes of the game. Sophomore midfielder Chelsey Henderson tallied on a free position shot before Hetrick scored her last two goals 63 seconds apart, assisted by Galvin and senior attack Katie Collopy.

At 1:47, Davidson scored one more goal, but Villanova took the 8-6 game. Hetrick (4G, 1A) and Galvin (2G, 3A) each finished with five points.

Sophomore Jaclyn Fraum played all 60 minutes in net, making two saves in the game.

The Wildcats held a 15-13 advantage in shots while Davidson held the lead in ground balls, 19-17. Galvin and Henderson each recorded four ground balls in the game.

Old Dominion 18, St. Joseph’s 11

Junior midfielder Julia Falcone (West Chester East) netted five goals, but the Hawks fell at Old Dominion in Norfolk, Va.

For the game, Old Dominion held a slight edge in shots, 32-29, although the Hawks outshot the Lady Monarchs 18-13 in the second half. Old Dominion also held a 22-18 edge in ground balls and turned the ball over three times more than SJU, 23-20. Saint Joseph’s struggled at the draw in the first half as the Lady Monarchs claimed 11 of 14 possible possessions en route to outscoring the Hawks 9-4 in the first half; SJU improved on the draw controls in the second half to own a 9-8 edge in the final 30:00.

Sophomore goalkeeper Genevieve Giblin (3-4) made five saves and added three ground balls in a full-game effort for the Crimson and Gray.

Division II

West Chester 6, Queens 5

Sixth-ranked West Chester opened its 2014 campaign with a come-from-behind victory over host and 12th-ranked Queens (N.C.).

Olivia Martin (Haverford High) scored three goals over a four-minute span midway through the second half to help West Chester (1-0) pull even with Queens (5-2). Trailing 4-2, Martin netted two goals 14 seconds apart to quickly tie the game and give the Golden Rams momentum.

Hannah Cowan (Ursuline Academy) then scored with just over five minutes remaining in the game to give the Rams their first lead of the game. However, Queens’ Abigail Paulus scored her third goal of the game with 2:13 left to knot things up once more.

Cowan notched the game-winner with 45 ticks left in the contest off an assist from Dina Cifelli (1 goal, 1 assist).

Jess Henderson (Henderson) picked up the win in the cage for West Chester. She made 10 saves in the defensive struggled between nationally ranked opponents. Queens held the Golden Rams scoreless for the first 32:18 of the tilt. However, the hosts only mustered two goals themselves in the first half, keeping West Chester in the game.

West Chester takes on Newberry College Monday afternoon in its second game in as many days during the team’s southern trip on spring break.

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