Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/30/17
From Press Release
For the 10th time in the past 11 years, the University of Pennsylvania earned an Ivy League women’s lacrosse championship after capping the regular season with an 18-7 win over Yale at Franklin Field.
No. 8 Penn (13-2, 6-1 Ivy League) claimed its 12th overall Ivy League title with a dominant 13-1 run over the middle 30 minutes of play. The Quakers turned what was a 3-2 deficit with 15:38 to play in the first half into a 15-4 lead with 17:16 remaining in the second and cruised to its second consecutive Ivy League crown.
The win secured the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Ivy League Tournament which will be hosted by Cornell who won a tiebreaker over the Quakers and Princeton after all three finished with matching 6-1 Ivy League records in the regular season. Penn and Princeton will renew their rivalry in one semifinal on May 5 in Ithaca. Cornell and Harvard will play in the other semifinal with the winners playing for an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament on May 7.
The Red and Blue needed 15 minutes to get on track against the Bulldogs, only taking the lead off a Sarah Barcia goal with 11:23 to play in the first half. Penn never trailed by more than one goal before Barcia gave them the lead.
Freshman Gabby Rosenzweig led all players with a career-high seven points in the game. She tied her career high with four goals and set a new career high with three assists.
Emily Rogers-Healion had four goals and an assist, becoming the 24th player in program history to record 100 career points with her fourth goal of the game to give Penn a 13-4 lead with 20:34 to play. She now leads Penn with 54 points (31 goals, 23 assists) which is the 12th-most in a single season by a Quaker all-time.
Alex Condon is right behind her with 53 points (42 goals, 11 assists) – her 42 goals are sixth-most in a season all-time by a Penn player.
Erin Barry finished the game with three goals – scoring all three in a span of 3:21 in the first half to turn a 4-3 Penn lead into a 7-3 advantage.
Katy Junior (Radnor) caused four turnovers and picked up four ground balls to lead the defense. Condon added two caused turnovers.
Britt Brown made seven saves and added four ground balls in 42:44 of work to increase her NCAA-leading save percentage to .562 and lower her Ivy-best GAA to 7.62.
Before Sunday’s game, Penn honored the six seniors in the Class of 2017. Sarah Barcia, Britt Brown, Kendall D’Amore, Lauren D’Amore, Megan Kelly (Moorestown) and Emily Rogers-Healion all earned an Ivy championship in their final season with the Quakers. For Barcia, Kelly, Rogers-Healion and the D’Amores the title is their third in four seasons. For Brown, she will graduate with two titles in her two seasons with the Red and Blue after transferring into the program before the 2016 season.
All six seniors got the start on Senior Day, and the group finished with eight of Penn’s 18 goals in the game.