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Saturday, 28th February 2015

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 2/28/15
From Press Releases

The University of Delaware women’s lacrosse team snapped a five-game losing streak to Rutgers University Saturday afternoon as the Blue Hens defeated the Scarlet Knights, 12-7, at Delaware Stadium.

Junior McKenzie Rafferty (Downingtown East) guided UD with four goals, all of which were Delaware’s final four of the game. The attacker also posted a groundball and caused turnover for the Blue Hens (4-1).

Classmates Shannon Hawley and Casey Lyons contributed two goals and one groundball apiece while Lyons added an assist and Hawley controlled one draw.

Fellow junior Kara Dattellas collected a team-best three draw controls while senior Alex Zaugra (Shawnee) tallied three groundballs and eight saves for the win.

Delaware played the majority of the second half without one of the team’s leading scorers in senior Caitlin McCartney (Archbishop Wood), who was ejected with 20:26 remaining in the game after being called for her second yellow card. McCartney had recorded a goal and assist in addition to two draw controls, two caused turnovers and a groundball before exiting the contest.

Temple 17, Lafayette 7

Nicole Tiernan (Washington Township) recorded a hat trick for the second straight game to lead Temple, with her three goals leading a group of five Owls who scored multiple goals in the contest. Her twin sister Megan Tiernan (Washington Township) scored twice while also leading Temple with six draw controls.

Macie Hauck (North Penn), Avery Longstaff and Kathryn Skahan (Bishop Shanahan) all scored two goals apiece, while six others also scored a goal for Temple. Rachel Schwaab led the Owls with two assists.

Temple found itself down 4-2 with just under 11 minutes remaining in the first half, leading head coach Bonnie Rosen to call timeout. Out of the timeout, Megan Tiernan controlled the draw and went straight down to score the first goal of what became a 10-0 run.

With 4:39 left in the first half, Nicole Tiernan tied the game at 4-4, and Longstaff got an assist from Schwaab for a 5-4 lead just 29 seconds later. Temple scored twice more in the half with goals from Nicole Barretta (Downingtown East) and Morgan Glassford (Strath Haven) to take a 7-4 lead at the break.

Goalkeeper Jaqi Kakalecik made five saves in 53 minutes of action. The Owls took 36 shots to Lafayette’s 17, and Lafayette keeper Anna Raymond made nine saves for the Leopards.

Kirsten Wilhelmsen (Strath Haven) had three goals and an assist while Ashley Tedesco (Friends’ Central) added a pair for the Leopards (1-4).

Fairfield 5, Lehigh 4

In a game that saw just nine goals and 28 shots, host Lehigh came out on the short end, falling to Fairfield. Sophomore Allison LaBeau accounted for three of Lehigh’s four goals while junior Megan Paytas scored the other. The Mountain Hawks took a 4-1 lead late in the first half, but the Stags ended the game on a 4-0 run including all three goals of the second half.

LaBeau got Lehigh off to a fast start, making it 1-0 with 22:28 left in the first half. Fairfield evened the score less than six minutes later, but LaBeau responded with the next two to make it 3-1 after a free position goal with 10:47 remaining in the first half.

Paytas made it 4-1, but that proved to be the final goal of the game as Lehigh didn’t score over the game’s final 39:19. After Fairfield pulled within 4-2, sophomore Lauren Beausoleil scored a goal which was called back due to an illegal stick. The Mountain Hawks hit two second-half posts and had several chances in the final five minutes, but couldn’t beat Stags’ goalie Chelsey Sidaras, who finished with five saves on the afternoon.

Final shots were 15-13 in favor of Lehigh while the Mountain Hawks held a 20-14 edge in groundballs. Fairfield finished with a 7-4 advantage in draw controls. Fairfield had 22 turnovers to Lehigh’s 16. Six different Mountain Hawks tallied multiple caused turnovers, led by five from senior Lauren Willcox. Classmate Kelly Scott had a team-high four groundballs and two caused turnovers.

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