Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/13/18
From Press Release
Following a tremendous season-opening performance vs. St. Bonaventure, Lehigh women’s lacrosse sophomore Sondra Dickey (Conestoga) has been named Patriot League Midfielder of the Week, as announced on Monday. The two-way midfielder filled up the stat sheet at both ends of the field, recording three goals, two assists, career-high five groundballs, career-high tying three caused turnovers and career-high six draw controls (which was also a game high on Saturday).
Dickey shattered her previous career high for draw controls of two. Five points tied a career high and three goals marked her third-career hat trick. Dickey assisted on Lehigh’s first goal of the season, scored by junior Mary Ellen Carron, and scored her goals at 9:25 of the first half (to give Lehigh an 8-1 lead), at 24:02 of the second half (to give Lehigh a 12-4 lead) and with three seconds remaining in the second half (to give Lehigh an 18-5 lead).
Lehigh’s 18-5 season-opening win over St. Bonaventure marked the Mountain Hawks’ largest margin of victory since Mar. 24, 2015, a 17-4 win at Bucknell. It marked Lehigh’s largest margin of victory in a season opener since a 20-6 win at American in the 1994 opener and most goals in an opener since that same year. Dickey was part of a Mountain Hawks’ defense that tallied 18 caused turnovers as St. Bonaventure had 33 caused turnovers on the afternoon, most turnovers against the Mountain Hawks in Jill Redfern’s tenure as Lehigh head coach (currently in her 10th season). It marked the first time Lehigh has helped force over 30 turnovers since Lafayette had 32 on Apr. 10, 2007. Lehigh’s defense held St. Bonaventure scoreless for two long stretches on Saturday – 21:21 in the first half (to turn a 1-0 deficit into an 8-1 lead) and the game’s final 19:56 (to turn a 12-5 lead into the 18-5 final).
Carron was also recognized Monday with honorable mention laurels on the weekly honor roll. The junior scorer her first four career goals to lead the attack in Saturday’s victory.
The Mountain Hawks return home this Saturday (Feb. 17) when they host No. 4 Penn State at 1 p.m.