Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/21/18
From Press Releases
Delaware got hat tricks from four different players Wednesday evening as Delaware topped La Salle, 16-13, at an unseasonably warm Delaware Stadium for the team’s home opener.
Sophomores Sarah Bedard and Katie Caddigan each logged their first career goals in a Blue Hens uniform as the pair combined for seven goals. Bedard finished the game with three goals and an assist while Caddigan, a transfer from Louisville, posted four goals and four draw controls in her first-ever game at Delaware Stadium.
Fellow sophomore Sydney Rausa (Hatboro-Horsham) added her second career hat trick while junior Maggie McCarthy collected her first career hat trick.
Another sophomore, Mia DeRuggiero, dished out a career-high three assists to go along with three ground balls and two caused turnovers.
Senior Becky Gohsler tied a career-high with a game-best six draw controls while junior Caroline Farley (Shawnee) picked up four draw controls.
Senior goalie Taylor Carpentier recorded 10 saves as Delaware moves to 1-1 on the year.
Brittany Edwards (Great Valley, 3g, 1a), Bridget Ruskey (Middle Township-NJ, 3g) and Rachel Ceplo (2g, 2a) led the Explorers (0-2) with four points apiece while Emily Johnston (Ridley) controlled five draws. Molly Loughlin registered two saves with 10 goals allowed in the cage for La Salle.
Head Coach Kateri Linville
“We had a lot of people step up and do some really great things for us today. It gives us a lot of confidence that we can build some depth and have different people serving as threats for us. Going into any game, our opponent isn’t going to know who’s going to be the key player and hopefully we can get firing on all cylinders.”
Villanova 17, Bucknell 7
A career-high 10 points (6g, 4a) from sophomore attack Katie Comerford helped lead the Wildcats past Bucknell. This marks the first win of the Wildcats 2018 season.