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College roundup: Santoleri (Archbishop Carroll) helps lead @DelawareWLax; @CabriniMLAX rolls

Wednesday, 28th March 2018

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/28/18
From Press Releases

Head Coach Kateri Linville of the University of Delaware women’s lacrosse program calls this week championship week with quick turnarounds and short prep for upcoming opponents. It’s a simulation of what comes into play during the competitive CAA schedule. This is the week that will prepare the Blue Hens for chasing their ultimate goal: a CAA Championship.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Blue Hens passed the first test of the week, using clutch play on both the offensive and defensive end to come away with an 11-10 win against the Aztecs of San Diego State.

“I thought we played tough and we had a lot of different people step up throughout the game. It wasn’t our cleanest or best game, but it was good to see us dig deep and will themselves to a win,” Linville said.

Defensively, Delaware caused 15 turnovers for the second straight game, while grabbing 28 ground balls, the most since a win over William & Mary last spring. Chantae Simms had a huge day, causing three turnovers and grabbing a career-high seven ground balls. Senior Taylor Carpentier continued her strong play in goal, finishing with 11 saves on the afternoon.

Offensively, the Blue Hens had five different players have multi-goal performances, leading the way was senior Becky Gohsler, who finished with two goals and two assists. Sarah Bedard and Megan Santoleri (Archbishop Carroll) each had two goals and one assist on the night, while Christine Long had a huge game off the bench with two goals.

San Diego State grabbed the first goal of the game, but Bedard and Gohsler scored goals within four minutes of each to give Delaware a 2-1 lead.

The Aztecs would score four of the game’s next five goals to take a 5-3 lead with 11 minutes to play in the first half.

Delaware’s defense locked in and the offensive went to work, scoring five unanswered to take an 8-5 lead with 20 minutes to play in the contest.

The Blue Hen defense held the Aztecs without a goal for 30 minutes before SDSU would go on a run, scoring four goals in a five minute span to tie the game at 9-9 with seven minutes remaining.

The teams traded goals before junior Maggie McCarthy took a feed from Gohsler and sent the game-winner into the back of the net with 4:45 to play.


Swarthmore 18, Widener 5

The Garnet (5-1) had three players record hat tricks in a win over Widener Tuesday night.

The Garnet scored in the first 20 seconds on the first of Elizabeth Wainwright’s (St. Andrew’s-DE) three goals. Widener equalized the score five minutes later and Swarthmore head coach Karen Borbee took a timeout to get Swarthmore focused again. With a fire lit under them, the Garnet closed out the first half on a 9-1 run. Swarthmore piled on three of those goals in the final 80 seconds of the half.

Two quick goals in the second half had Swarthmore ahead 12-2 with 28 minutes left. Widener cut into that 10-goal lead once, but the Garnet recovered that spread on Silveira’s second of the night. For the final 25 minutes, the 10-goal running clock rule was enforced.

Wainwright, Silveira and Sophie Peipher all netted three goals in the win. Mackenzie Frost, Taylor Chiang and Kathryn Restrepo (Strath Haven) each had a brace. Frost scored both of hers off free-position shots. Restrepo added three assists for a five-point night. Bella Levine, Sydnie Schwarz and Tess Wild (Archbishop Wood) also scored.

Wild dominated on the draw, coming away with a game-high eight draw controls. Peipher and Frost each added four more wins on the draw.

Betsy Cohen recorded three saves and Lily Fornof had two.

Arcadia 20, Old Westbury 8

Sophomore Shannon Ryan and seniors Allegra Benites and Nicole Hutson (Archbishop Wood) all registered five points as the Knights (5-2) powered past Old Westbury.

Men’s D3

Cabrini 20, Hampden-Sydney

After its original game date was snowed out, Cabrini finally met the Tigers at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, VA.

The No. 6 Cavaliers improved to 8-1 with the victory, while the Tigers fell to 7-3 overall.

The Blue and White built an early lead, as junior Jordan Krug (Cherokee-NJ) netted the first of his five goals at the 11:33 mark. The junior’s second of the day came midway through the period, before the Tigers evened the score at 2-2 with five minutes to play in the opening quarter.

Cabrini built some distance between itself and HSC in the final 2:34 of the period, as junior Timmy Brooks (Haverford School) marked the scoring column twice with unassisted tallies. The goals marked the 100th and 101st of the junior’s career, making him the 14th member of the program’s century club.

The Cavaliers continued their scoring run into the second quarter, netting five unanswered goals in the opening six minutes of the quarter. Five different Cavaliers recorded goals, including senior Josh Moore who notched his first goal of the season and third of his career.

HSC ended Cabrini’s scoring run at the 6:59 mark before sophomore Jake Klein (Wilson) pushed the Blue and White lead to 10-3. The Cavaliers carried a comfortable 10-4 lead into the halftime break after outshooting the Tigers 24-14 in the opening 30 minutes.

The halftime break did nothing to slow the Cavaliers’ offensive production, as they scored the opening three goals of the third quarter. Sophomore Mike Gerzabek (Springfield-Delco) scored his second of the season less than 40 seconds into the period, before Krug connected with sophomore Ty Kostack (Marple Newtown) and Brooks for a pair of man-up goals.

Kostack and Krug returned to the score sheet in the final minutes of the quarter, as Cabrini carried a 15-5 lead into the fourth quarter, despite being outshot 14-6 in the period.

The Tigers took advantage of a Blue and White penalty, opening the period with a pair of man-up goals, but the Cavaliers responded with five consecutive goals of their own.

Sophomore Matt LoParo joined Krug and Gerzabek with goals in the five minute, 4-0 run. Junior Bill Morgan (Marple Newtown) closed the scoring with his second goal of the campaign in the final minutes.

Despite both teams recording 36 shots in the day, Cabrini made the most of its chances, scoring 10 goals on its 12 second half shots.

Krug recorded a season-high seven points and matched a season-best five goals. Brooks and Kostack finished the day with three goals each, while Klein and LoParo posted four points each, combining for three goals and five helpers.

Junior Riley White (Plymouth Whitemarsh) anchored the Blue and White defensive effort with 10 saves in his 55 minutes of action, while sophomore Tommy DeLuca recorded three of Cabrini’s 10 caused turnovers.

Senior Riley Michaels (Pottsgrove) went 14-25 at the faceoff spot, earning game-high honors with seven ground balls, one more than White, while seven Cavaliers secured two ground balls each.

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