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Saturday’s Philly women’s roundup: Williamson (Germantown Friends) leads @PennWomensLax

Sunday, 12th April 2015

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 4/12/15
From Press Releases

Iris Williamson (Germantown Friends) willed No. 10 Penn to its 10th win of the season, scoring a career high six goals Saturday as the Quakers knocked off Harvard, 8-6, to remain unbeaten in Ivy League play.

Williamson scored four goals in the second half – including three in row at the beginning of the second half which turned a 3-2 Penn lead into a 6-2 advantage.

Williamson’s six goals are the second time this season a Quakers has netted a half-dozen goals in a game, the first coming when Tory Bensen went for six in the season opener at Delaware back in February.

Temple 11, Marquette 7

Three players recorded hat tricks to lead Temple lacrosse to an 11-7 BIG EAST Conference win against Marquette, led by freshman Nicole Barretta (Downingtown East) with three goals and two assists. The win was the Owls’ first conference victory, snapping a three-game losing streak, and brings them to 9-4 overall and 1-3 in league play.

Barretta scored all three of her goals on her three free position opportunities, and also assisted on back-to-back goals late in the second half that helped Temple put the game away. Also recording hat tricks were sophomore Morgan Glassford (Strath Haven) and junior Nicole Tiernan (Washington Township) with three goals apiece.

Defensively, senior Carli Fitzgerald (Abingtn) had a strong game for Temple with six ground balls and three caused turnovers, limiting opportunities for the Golden Eagles all afternoon.

Princeton 13, Cornell 11

The last time Princeton played Cornell, Erin McMunn set an Ivy League Tournament record with seven goals. In Princeton’s win in Ithaca, McMunn assisted on her 82nd goal to become Princeton’s all-time assists leader.

Princeton used a five-goal run in the second half to overcome a three-goal deficit to take the lead over Cornell, 10-8. It was that 10th goal of the game that McMunn became the Tigers’ all-time leader, setting up teammate Stephanie Paloscio. The former record of 81 was held for 15 years by three-time All-America Crista Samaras ’99.

It took Princeton 6-0 seconds to get on the board, as sophomore Anna Doherty scored the first goal of the game. From there the first half saw four lead changes and four ties, as neither team took a significant lead in the see-saw match.

Florida 21, Villanova 3
Colgate 16, Lafayette 6

Division II

Holy Family 17, Chestnut Hill 8

The Holy Family University women’s lacrosse team extended its season long winning streak to eight games after defeating visiting Chestnut Hill College in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) contest at Tiger Field.

Holy Family improves to 10-3 overall and 6-0 in the CACC, while Chestnut Hill falls to 5-8 overall and 2-3 in conference action.

Senior Christina Bonomo (Ephrata) had a career day as she tied the program’s single game record for most points in a game with nine. Bonomo finished with a career-high six goals to go along with three assists. Former standout Gina Mansi (2009-2012) and junior Paige Settar (Clearview Regional) also have totaled nine points in a single game. Settar did so earlier this season with a 7-goal/2-assist performance versus Georgian Court University.

Philadelphia 17, Mercy 11

Attack Lauren Hartman (Sewell, N.J./Our Lady of Mercy Academy) and midfielder Liz Mower (Souderton Area) scored five goals each as the Philadelphia University women’s lacrosse team picked up a Senior Day victory over visiting Mercy Saturday afternoon on Ravenhill Field.

Prior to the start of the match, head coach George Chis-Luca and the women’s lacrosse program honored the team’s five seniors: Allison Brian (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield), Allison Cassidy (Oceanside, N.Y./Oceanside), Elizabeth Marrosu (Flemington, N.J./Immaculata), Kristen Moran (Walden, N.Y./Valley Central), and Hartman.

West Chester 9, Seton Hill 7

Ashley Pyle (Garnet Valley) and Dina Cifelli (Robinsville, N.J./Notre Dame) each notched a pair of goals to lead 19th-ranked West Chester University to a victory over 15th-ranked Seton Hill University on a sunny, but windy Saturday afternoon at Vonnie Gros Field.

West Chester (7-4, 5-3 PSAC) has now won three of its last four and moved into a tie with Seton Hill (8-4, 5-3) for fifth place in the conference standings.

Division III scores

Cabrini 17, Centenary 1
Alvernia 15, Hood 2
Cazenovia 12, Bryn Athyn 6
Franklin & Marshall 15, Swarthmore 3
Gettysburg 20, Ursinus 2
Gwynedd-Mercy 13, Rosemont 8
Haverford 18, Bryn Mawr 0
Immaculata 20, Keystone 7
Eastern 11, Manhattanville 8
Neumann 13, Marywood 8
Misericordia 15, Delaware Valley 2
Muhlehrnberg 17, McDaniel 9
Morrisville 20, Penn State-Abington 2
Stevenson 14, Arcadia 13

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