Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/8/17
Senior Cat Rainone (Marple Newtown) posted a career-high nine saves and Katie O’Donnell (Henderson) scored two goals as No. 6 Penn State defeated No. 18 James Madison University in non-conference women’s lacrosse action this afternoon from the Penn State Lacrosse Field.
Lucy Haubold (Great Valley) led the PSU defense with two groundballs and a caused turnover and Natalie Schmitt (Archbishop Carroll) added a caused turnover and a groundball on defense.
JMU (5-2) got a great all-around game from Haley Warden (Garnet Valley) who had two goals, three groundballs, two caused turnovers and a draw control. Elena Romesburg (Central Bucks West) had a goal, three draw controls and two groundballs for JMU.
Lafayette 16, Manhattan 12
In a game of runs on either side, it was the Leopards who peaked at the right times, pulling away in the second half for a victory on the road in Riverdale, N.Y..
The game was tied at the break, but the Leopards used a pair of five-goal runs in the second half to swing the game in their favor. The win improves the Maroon and White to 5-2 overall this season, the best start for the program since a 5-2 start in 2013.
Senior Kirsten Wilhelmsen (Strath Haven) put in another outstanding offensive performance, leading the Leopards offensively with six goals and two assists on the day. Sophomores Emma Novick and Jane Kirby also notched hat tricks with Novick adding an assist for a four-point afternoon.
Delaware 19, Monmouth 9
The Blue Hens set a new school record for draw controls in a game while senior Coley Ricci (Garnet Valley) broke the school record in the same category as the Hens cruised to the victory at Monmouth.
UD (3-2) finished the game with 23 draw controls to best the school mark of 21 set on February 25, 2015 at La Salle. Ricci collected 10 draw controls to break the school record of nine set by Shannon Burns against Drexel on April 15, 2012.
Ricci, a team co-captain, added four goals to tie her career-high from a year ago.
Blue Hens senior Jamie Schwartz (Mt. Hebron) contributed four points of her own with two goals and two assists and in the process became the 32nd player in program history to reach 100 career points. The attacker now has 101 on 56 goals and 45 assists for her four-year career.
LIU Post 13, Philadelphia 7
Senior attack Alyssa Matthews (Pennsbury) scored a career-high four goals for Philadelphia in a 13-7 loss to No. 4 LIU Post in Bethpage Stadium.
In addition to Matthews’ four goals, Samantha Ryder (Pennridge), Isabella DiGnazio (Peters Twp.), and Courtney Shaw (Villa Joseph Marie) all found the back of the net for the Rams (0-2).
West Chester 16, Findlay 9
Dina Cifelli (Robbinsville, N.J./Notre Dame) set the school record for career assists as sixth-ranked West Chester topped visiting Findlay in a non-league match at Vonnie Gros Field.
West Chester (2-0) used a five-goal spurt late in the first half to open up a 12-4 advantage and never looked back. That run was part of a larger effort that saw the Golden Rams score seven of the last nine goals in the first half and take a 12-5 lead into the break.
It was during that five-goal run that Cifelli dished to an open Ali Donohue (Clearview Regional) with 4:37 to go in the half for record-breaking helper, eclipsing the old record set by Steph Kienle from 2005-08.
Sami Barnett (Interboro) led all goal scorers with four while Ashley Pyle (Garnet Valley) and Cifelli each finished with four points. Pyle posted a hat trick while Cifelli assisted on three goals.
Haverford 12, Roanoke 8
Arcadia 18, Rutgers-Camden 6
DeSales 15, Gwynedd-Mercy 10
Eastern 20, Lancaster Bible 15