Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/28/16
From Press Releases
A pair of high-flying freshmen carried the day for the Ursinus College women’s lacrosse team in Saturday’s non-conference tilt at Albright, as rookies Courtney Cortese (Great Valley) and Kaci McNeave combined for ten goals and an assist in a 16-13 shootout victory. Three other players scored twice for the Bears, who are off to their first 2-0 start since 2012.
Ursinus (2-0) found itself in a quick 3-0 hole, as Albright (1-1) got two tallies from Tori Myer to jump right on top of the visitors. But junior Amy Kohout got the Bears on the board just eight seconds later, jump-starting a three-goal run that also featured goals from McNeave and seniorDevin Brakel that pulled the Red and Gold back to level ground.
Erin Farrell led the Lions’ resistance with four goals, and Mariah Cullen (two goals, two assists), Tori Myer (two goals, one assist), Amanda Smith (Boyertown, two goals, one assist), and Danielle Carey (two goals) all picked up multi-goal games.
Cortese added three ground balls and three draw controls to her spectacular afternoon; her seven points marked the most by an Ursinus rookie since Jayme Verman posted eight in a 2014 triumph at Scranton. McNeave, who doubles as a guard on the women’s basketball team, found the back of the net on all four of her shot attempts.
DeBernardi and Kohout finished with two goals an assist each, and Brakel collected two goals of her own for the Bears, who held a 31-27 edge in shots and collected 20 ground balls to Albright’s 13. Freshman Bridget Sherry (Strath Haven) and sophomore Franny Liberatoscioli (Great Valley) joined Cortese with three draw controls, with the latter causing two turnovers, a mark matched by senior Brynn Dietzel (Cenrtral Bucks South).
Sophomore goalkeeper Meaghan Corbin made ten saves in her first start of the season.
Haverford 11, Scranton 10
The Fords tarted the 2016 campaign with a dramatic, late game win over Scranton at Fitzpatrick Field. Sophomore Molly Lausten scored a free position goal with four seconds left in the game to break a 10-10 tie.
Lausten, who was among the Centennial Conference’s leading scorers with 42 goals in her freshman season, finished with four goals on nine shots and added an assist.
The Royals (1-1) lit the lamp with a free position goal just over a minute into the contest, but Haverford quickly countered with two goals of it’s own. Elyse Adler and Christina Gould each scored to give the Fords a 2-1 lead. Scranton scored four consecutive goals in just over seven minutes, giving it a 5-2 lead midway through the first half.
As would be the case all game, Haverford had answers. The Fords scored four consecutive goals of their own, including two by Lausten. The other two came off the sticks of Sarina Manetta and Maura Grant. Manetta finished the game with three ground balls, two draw controls, and three caused turnovers.
After Scranton had taken a 9-7 lead in the second half, the Fords came roaring back with three goals of their own, including Gould’s third of the day, to take a 10-9 lead. The senior midfielder also finished with five ground balls and three draw controls. Scranton scored again to give the game its sixth tie of the day before Lausten’s game-winner.
In net, Megan Chenworth (Parkland) made seven saves.
Arcadia 16, Marywood 10
The Knights opened up the 2016 season with a win over the Pacers as senior Dawn Faranetta scored a career-high seven goals, with five of them coming in the second half.
Delaware Valley 20, Rosemont 3
The Aggies opened up the 2016 season with a rout over visiting Rosemont.
It was the first game of the year for both teams. The Aggies came out hot, opening up a 11-0 lead with 14:45 to go in the opening half. Jennifer South ruined the shutout bid with a goal at 20:11. She potted another one 44 seconds later to make the score 11-2. It was 13-3 with 4:06 left in the first half then DelVal closed the contest with seven straight, two in the first and five in the second.
Sophomore Graeleigh Lackey led the Aggies with six goals and two assists for eight points. The goals and points tallies broke the school records. Sophomore Taylor Teliszewski scored twice and dished five assists, setting a new University mark. Sophomore Kara Imes (North Penn) and freshman Samantha Collyer both registered three goals and two assists. Senior Jacqueline Ricks (Interboro) and freshman Taylor Spleen produced three points apiece.
Neumann 14, Eastern 6
The Knights opened the 2016 season with a win over Eastern on Saturday morning in Orlando, Fla.
Moravian 11, Hood 10
The Greyhounds returned to varsity status after five years as a club team with a win over Hood as they held off a late charge by the Blazers after the Hounds had stretched the lead to three goals with 9:33 to play.