Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/4/18
From Press Releases
The host La Salle women’s lacrosse team (2-2) outscored Marist College (2-2) 11-5 in the final 47 minutes of regulation today to claim a Senior Day win, 12-5.
Prior to the game, the team’s five senior players along with one senior managers were honored for their contributions to the program.
After falling into a 4-1 hole early, Brittany Edwards scored twice and Bridget Ruskey (Middle Township-NJ) scored her second goal to tie the game with 7:05 left in the half. La Salle wouldn’t trail for the rest of the game.
Just over a minute later, Hope Smith (Radnor) scored to give the Explorers a 6-5 lead. Ruskey scored again as the time ticked down in the half, but this time on a one-timer from Rachel Ceplo (Delran-NJ). Annina Iacobucci (Villa Maria Academy) scored again with 10 seconds left in the frame to give the Explorers a 7-5 lead going into the break.
Following halftime, it was Iacobucci who scored again to make it 8-5. After a pair of Marist goals kept the Explorers honest, Edwards struck two more times. First in front of the net from another assist by Ceplo and then again while the Explorers were actually down two players. Edwards finished with a team-high four goals. Ruskey and Iacobucci had three.
Late in the game Iacobucci scored her third goal while Mikki Raymond (Abington) netted her first of the season on a free position.
Courtney Shoults was everywhere on defense, picking up six grounders and causing four turnovers. Edwards and Abbey Meehan each caused two turnovers.
Lynne Frankel was excellent in net with 15 saves.
Lafayette 11, East Carolina 9
The Lafayette women’s lacrosse team did just enough on to pull off a tight victory at Fisher Stadium over East Carolina.
The Leopards led by as many as four goals on three different occasions, ahead 4-0 to start the game, up 6-2 with 13:12 to play in the first half and in front 9-5 with 15:23 on the clock in the second. The Pirates made it a game late, pulling within one with five minutes to go, but Lafayette closed it out with two of the final three tallies to earn the 11-9 win.
The victory is the second straight for the Maroon and White, improving their record to 2-3 on the season in their fourth straight game at home. The Pirates, a first-year program, drop to 1-6 on their inaugural campaign.
Junior Emma Novick had yet another stellar outing, registering five scores for her fifth straight game with three or more goals. Classmate Jane Kirby added a hat trick of her own, while junior Hannah Davey netted two and freshman Anna Stein helped out with a pair of assists.
Jacksonville 19, Villanova 11
Jillian Swikart scored five goals but Jacksonville downed Villanova in their first ever matchup. The Wildcats are now 3-2 on the season.