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Women’s D1 roundup: @LehighWLacrosse, @NovaWLax, @DelawareWLax, @princetonwlax triumph

Sunday, 28th February 2016

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 2/28/16
From Press Releases

Junior Allison LaBeau scored five goals while sophomore Haley Wentzel (Boyertown) added a career-high four goals to lead the Lehigh women’s lacrosse team to a 12-3 win over Mount St. Mary’s on Saturday afternoon. The Mountain Hawks jumped out to a 5-0 first-half lead and didn’t look back.

LaBeau finished the game with six points behind five goals and an assist. Wentzel also dished an assist to finish with a career-high five points, shattering her previous career high of two. Along with the goals from LaBeau and Wentzel, three other Mountain Hawks scored a goal. Senior Kendall Garden and freshman Kellie Gough tallied a goal and assist while freshman Kaitlyn Quinn scored a goal.

Garden added five groundballs, three draw controls and three caused turnovers in an impressive all-around effort. Junior Julianne D’Orazio (Merion Mercy) impressed defensively as well, posting three draw controls, four groundballs and three caused turnovers.

Villanova 12, Bucknell 8

The Wildcats (1-3) won its first game of the season 12-8 over the Bucknell Bison Saturday afternoon as freshman Devon Brown tallied a hat trick.

Princeton 10, Georgetown 9

Senior Anya Gersoff converted on a free-position attempt with 7.4 seconds remaining to lift the No. 9-ranked Tigers.

Princeton (3-0) held a 6-2 lead at halftime but Georgetown (0-3) came out and had a 6-2 run in the second half as the teams sat deadlocked at 8-8 with 6:23 remaining in the second.
Olivia Hompe’s fifth goal of the game and 14th of the season from senior Stephanie Paloscio pushed Princeton ahead once more at 4:07. The Hoyas won the ensuing draw and Ellie McNulty was carded on the play putting Princeton down a player with 3:56 remaining. Francesca Whitehurst responded with a free-position goal at 3:07 to knot it at 9-9.

Georgetown won the next draw but Amanda Leavell caused the turnover for Princeton possession and Elizabeth George grabbed the ground ball with 2:50 to play. Princeton was content to hold on for the last shot and it wasn’t until 17 seconds remained that Gersoff made her way to the goal. With a double team, she was fouled by Whitehurst and given a free-position attempt. With 7.4 seconds left, Gersoff converted on the attempt for the game-winning goal.

Delaware 13, Rutgers 9

Senior Kara Dattellas and junior Jamie Schwartz each collected hat tricks Saturday afternoon as the Blue Hens picked up the win against Rutgers.

San Diego State 15, Saint Joseph’s 13

The Hawks fell to San Diego State at Sweeney Field. Junior attacker Sarah Smith and junior midfielder Maggie Egan scored three goals apiece for the Crimson and Gray.

Virginia 16, Penn State 13

The No. 6 Lions fell to No. 7 Virginia. Madison Cyr led the Penn State offense with four goals as PSU staged a six-goal comeback in the second half.

Down 12-6, the Penn State (2-1) scored six straight goals in a span of 7:33 to even the game with 9:23 remaining. The momentum tilted to Virginia (3-1) with four straight goals in a six-minute span to regain control of the game as the Cavaliers held on for the victory.

Katie O’Donnell (Henderson) registered two goals and an assist along with two draw controls, while Madison Carter, Ally Heavens (Garnet Valley) and Abby Smucker each scored two goals.

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