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Saturday’s women’s D1 roundup: Penn, Temple, Lehigh, Princeton earn wins

Sunday, 15th April 2018

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 4/15/18

The University of Pennsylvania women’s lacrosse team was pushed for most of the first half by a game and aggressive Columbia squad that came into Saturday’s game at Franklin Field having won its last two Ivy League contests.

Once the ninth-ranked Quakers got rolling, though, there was nothing the Lions could to stop them. Penn held Columbia scoreless for the final 7:25 of the first half and all of the second half, all while scoring 13 goals themselves to win, 19-4.

It was only 6-4 when Columbia’s Fallon Quinn scored an unassisted goal with 7:25 left in the first half, the second-straight goal by the Lions after Lindsey Ewertsen had notched her second of the day a little more than two minutes later.

Penn needed a few minutes to make those goals up, Erin Barry—who was all over the place on Saturday—scoring her third of the day with 5:08 to play in the period and then Caroline Cummings finishing a Zoe Belodeau feed just 42 seconds later to make it 8-4 at the half.

Whatever head coach Karin Brower Corbett said at halftime bottle it.

Alex Condon scored the first two goals out of the break, making it 10-4 before the period was two minutes old. Barry notched another exactly three minutes into the half, and Gabby Rosenzweig followed up just 2:12 after that. The rout was on from there, as nine different Penn players scored in the game.

Barry finished the day with five goals and six points while also picking up four draw controls. Belodeau had five assists and a team-high eight draw controls, while Rosenzweig had five points (2g, 3a) and Cummings (3g, 1a) and Condon (4g) had four each. For Rosenzweig and Cummings, those point totals pushed them into triple digits for their careers.

Katy Junior (Radnor) led the Penn defense with three groundballs and one caused turnover.

Temple 18, Butler 5

Senior Toni Yuko (Manheim Twp) scored a career-high six goals and two others also recorded hat tricks for Temple lacrosse in a runaway, win at Butler (1-13, 0-6) in BIG EAST action. The Owls (8-6, 3-3) scored 10 straight goals to open the second half and put the game away.

Also tallying hat tricks for Temple were sophomore Meghan Hoffman and freshman Bridget Whitaker (Springfield-Delco). Both scored a career-high three goals. Senior Nicole Latgis tied her career high with eight draw controls while also tallying four ground balls and three caused turrnovers.

Lehigh 15, Holy Cross 11

Trailing 6-5 late in the first half, Lehigh scored 10 of the game’s final 15 goals to pull away for a 15-11 win at Holy Cross. The win marks Lehigh’s third in a row as it improves to 9-5 on the season, 4-2 in Patriot League play. Each of the Mountain Hawks’ four wins have come against teams right around them in the standings as Lehigh vies for a fifth straight Patriot League Tournament berth and third straight season with a top-four seed.

Sophomore Sondra Dickey (Conestoga) filled up the stat sheet with four goals, an assist, career-high seven draw controls and career-high four caused turnovers. Freshman Julianne Puckette (Radnor) netted a hat trick for a second straight game while senior Haley Wentzel (Boyertown) scored three goals as well. Junior Kellie Gough chipped in with two goals and an assist.

Lehigh’s defense caused 14 of Holy Cross’ 20 turnovers on the afternoon as eight different Mountain Hawks had at least one caused turnover. Along with Dickey’s four, Wentzel, senior Kayleen Kelly and sophomore Alexandra Ladda (Harriton) each recorded two.

Goals from Gough, Wentzel and sophomore Christine Balestra (Perkiomen Valley) gave the Mountain Hawks a quick 3-0 lead just 6:02 into the game. Holy Cross responded with six of the next eight goals to take a 6-5 advantage, but goals from Puckette and sophomore Olivia Kelly helped Lehigh regain a 7-6 halftime lead.

Princeton 18, Yale 4

Princeton had eight different goal scorers as the No. 19 ranked Tigers routed Yale at Sherrerd Field at Class of 1952 Stadium. The 14-goal victory ties a series record of margin of victory, from 1989. The win also extends Princeton’s streak in the series to 11.

The Tigers had an 8-1 lead at halftime and continued to dominate in the second half, outscoring the Bulldogs 10-3.

Freshman Sam Fish earned the win making three saves, as Princeton outshot Yale 44-14. Senior Mary Kate McDonough stopped both shots she faced coming in on relief for the final nine minutes. Although Yale’s Sydney Marks allowed 18 goals, she did make 17 saves.

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