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Women’s roundup: @LafayetteWLAX wins; Haverford, Gwynedd Mercy, Cabrini, Neumann roll

Thursday, 29th March 2018

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/29/18

Four different players netted hat tricks to power the Lafayette women’s lacrosse team to its first Patriot League win of the 2018 season on Wednesday evening at Fisher Stadium, a 15-10 victory over Bucknell.

Junior Hannah Davey led the way, tying a career-high with four goals, while senior co-captain Kristin Schaen (Kennett) and juniors Jane Kirby and Emma Novick each registered three goals apiece. The win moves the Maroon and White to 4-6 overall on the season and 1-2 in conference action.

High Point 21, Drexel 10

Drexel could not dig itself out of an early hole and saw a spirited comeback effort run out of steam midway through the second half as the Dragons fell at No. 25 High Point. Drexel gave up seven straight goals in the span of 9:20 early in the first half and, after pulling back within three with just over 16 minutes to play, allowed High Point to regroup with a back-breaking two goals in 26 seconds that started a game-ending eight-goal run.

For the middle third of the game, the Dragons held their own and often looked like the better team against their third ranked foe of the season, but the lapses early and late were more than enough to do them in.

Colleen Grady matched a personal best with four goals, adding two assists to lead the offensive attack for the Dragons (2-7). Karson Harris put together a hat trick after missing Drexel’s last contest with an injury. Cassidy Delaney scored twice and Alex Beilman netted a goal to round out the scoring for the Dragons. Defensively, Rachel Warden (Garnet Valley) caused six turnovers and won a pair of draw controls. Molly Savage (Garnet Valley) had three caused turnovers with a team-best five draws and four ground balls. Lindsay Shettle caused a pair of turnovers, and Zoe Bennett came up with 13 saves.

Navy 18, Lehigh 7

Lehigh scored three straight goals to pull within 9-6 with 20:15 still remaining, but No. 13 Navy answered with an 8-0 run and nine of the final 10 goals to down the Mountain Hawks (6-5, 1-2 Patriot Leagueg) at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Lehigh won 10 of the first 16 draws of the day, but Navy rebounded to win 10 of the final 11 to help the Midshipmen control possession and create separation.

Sophomore Sondra Dickey (Conestoga) led Lehigh’s offense with four goals while junior Courtney Henig (Notre Dame-NJ) scored twice. Jenna Collins led Navy in goals (7), points (8) and draw controls.

Division III

Haverford 21, Eastern 5

Haverford downed visiting Eastern in the final regular season non-conference contest of the season at Swan Field. The Fords received four goals each from Rina Rosnow and Molly Lausten to lead the charge offensively.

Julia Manetta had six assists, tying a program record. Haverford’s 15 helpers on the evening tied for the second-most in program history. The Fords are now 7-1 on the season while Eastern falls to 2-3 on the season. Haverford’s 7-1 start is the the best mark through eight games since the 2010 squad began the season 8-0.

Gwynedd Mercy 20, Centenary 2

Gwynedd Mercy scored a victory over Centenary University in Colonial States Athletic Conference action.

Alyssa Tomsic (Northampton) led the Griffins with a game high five goals. A quadruplet of Griffins Victoria Braeunle (North Penn), Samantha Brown (Washington Twp), Carrie Kilgore (Great Valley) and Lauren Mitros (Bishop McDevitt) added three goals apiece. Braeunle added a team-high four assists to finish with seven points.

Cabrini 24, Immaculata 11

With the win, the Cavaliers improved to 4-5 overall and 3-0 in the Colonial States Athletic Conference.

Juniors Avery Murphy (Archbishop Carroll) and Liz Hoeffner provided the spark to the Cabrini offense, combining for 21 points in the win. Hoeffner paired nine goals and an assist, while Murphy recorded career highs of seven goals, four assists and 11 total points.

Both also entered the Cabrini record book tonight, as the junior duo became the newest members of Cabrini’s 100 career goal club.

Neumann 19, Keystone 7

Neumann kept its winning ways going with a dominating victory over Keystone College in Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) action.

Kaitlyn Conrad (Penncrest) continued her excellent season, picking up her 50th goal of the year with nine goals and three assists in the win. Brittany Cassidy (Sun Valley) also picked up five points (3 g, 2 a) on the day, while Calie Swegon picked up a team high 11 draw controls to go along with a goal and an assist. Gabby Curry (Camden Catholic-NJ) was strong in net, making nine saves to pick up her sixth win of the season.

Moravian 20, DeSales 7
Muhlenberg 14, Misericordia 8
Salisbury 15, Franklin & Marshall 4

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