Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/18/15
From Press Release
Junior Casey Lyons (Georgetown, Ontario, Canada/O’Donel) became the first player in 32 years to score nine goals in a game as #rv Delaware defeated Lafayette, 22-2, at Fisher Stadium Tuesday evening.
Lyons, who tallied six goals in the first half, finished the game with 10 total points. Karen Emas last posted nine goals for the Blue Hens on April 14, 1983 against Towson State.
The Blue Hens (2-0) tallied 12 goals in the first half for the second straight game and held a 12-1 advantage at the break.
In total, UD had goals from seven different players while five had multiple goal games.
Sophomore Jamie Schwartz collected her first-career hat trick and finished the night with a career-high seven points on four assists and three goals.
Junior McKenzie Rafferty (Downingtown East) added four points on three goals and one assist while classmate Shannon Hawley registered her seventh career hat trick with three goals.
Senior Caitlin McCartney (Archbishop Wood) joined Hawley in picking up four draw controls each. Additionally, McCartney posted four groundballs and two caused turnovers.
Senior Alex Zaugra (Shawnee) earned the win for the Blue Hens with two saves. Kirsten Hale (Great Valley) and Lizzie Duffey (Lenape) also scored for the Blue Hens,
Kristen Wilhelmsen (Strath Haven) and Ashley Tedesco (Friends’ Central) each put up goals for the Leopards (0-2). Freshman Anna Raymond was credited with the loss after allowing 20 goals with eight saves.
Head Coach Kateri Linville
“Tonight was another great team effort. We know we have to keep working hard to take our game to the next level. We are having fun chasing our perfect game. I am proud of the team’s offensive output. Casey [Lyons] set the tone right from the start and paced the attack. Her confidence and productivity is contagious. We had multiple players help us build momentum off the draw and defensive stops. Establishing depth and consistency is important to us.
“Our starting unit is working well together and multiple players saw action and made impact plays. The team dedicated our season to our B+ Hero, Abby Supplee. Her battle to fight and beat cancer inspires us to battle hard and we definitely played inspired tonight.”
Junior Casey Lyons
“I was definitely in a good rhythm tonight. Our defense never really let them touch the ball, so the defensive unit is what allowed our offense to flow. When I was in possession of the ball, it just felt right to shoot it. I got some great looks that I couldn’t turn down. It’s a good feeling to get another win under our belt before a huge weekend at home. We’ve got a nice two-game win streak that we look to improve upon.”
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