Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/4/18
The No. 15 University of Pennsylvania women’s lacrosse team opened its Ivy League season on Saturday by stifling No. 18 Cornell in Ithaca, 11-4.
The Quakers (4-0, 1-0 Ivy) avenged their only Ivy regular season loss from last season in the win over the Big Red (1-2, 0-1 Ivy), jumping out to a 6-1 lead and then using a huge game from Mikaila Cheeseman in goal to deny Cornell any chance at a comeback.
In her first career start, Cheeseman made 10 saves – including seven in the first half – to pick up her second win of the season.
Notes To Know
Penn defender Katy Junior (Radnor) had 3 groundballs.
Cornell defender Hilary Lemonick (Harriton) had a groundball and a caused turnover.
The Quakers are 4-0 to start a season for the first time since 2015 – Penn started that season 6-0.
Gabby Rosenzweig scored three times in the first half, giving her a hat trick in three of Penn’s four games this season. She has scored 29 goals over her last 10 games dating back to last season, averaging 2.9-per-game over that span. Rosenzweig has 61 points in 21 career games, also a 2.9 average.
Zoe Belodeau followed up her six-point, 11-draw control game on Wednesday with a hat trick and four draw controls in her first Ivy League game.
Erin Barry scored twice, giving her two goals in each of her last three games.
Natalie Stefan tied her career high with three caused turnovers, adding a game-high five ground balls.
Emily Rogers-Healion moved into No. 15 all-time at Penn in career scoring in the game. Her two goals and one assist give her 119 career points.
Mikaila Cheeseman set a career high with 10 saves to record her first Ivy League win. She made 17 saves over her last three halves of work while allowing just seven goals.
Four goals allowed to Cornell are the fewest by a Penn team since allowing two in a 14-2 win in 2009 – a span of 11 games. The last time Penn conceded four or fewer goals in Ithaca was in 1989 – Penn won a 4-3 defensive battle that year.
Princeton 12, Brown 10
It was a game of runs but the final swing went Princeton’s way as the No. 14-ranked Tigers earned a win at Brown in the Ivy League opener.
Freshman Kyla Sears had a career-high six goals and added one assist to pace the offense. Senior Camille Sullivan scored twice and junior Julia Haney had one goal and two assists. Senior Mary Kate McDonough made 10 saves in the win.
For Brown, Bri Irons (Strath Haven) had four groundballs and two caused turnovers, Emily Fryer (Agnes Irwin) two groundballs and two caused turnovers and Allison Lanzone (Radnor) two caused turnovers.
Georgetown 12, Delaware 8
Seniors Megan Santoleri (Archbishop Carroll) and Becky Gohsler combined for five goals as Delaware fell to Georgetown.
Santoleri posted her third career hat trick and added a draw control for the Hens, who move to 2-3 on the year.
Gohsler recorded two goals in addition to collecting a career-high six ground balls with two caused turnovers and a draw control.
Loyola 16, Penn State 15, OT
Junior Madison Carter scored a game-high five goals, but it wasn’t enough as No. 13 Penn State dropped a decision in overtime to No. 23 Loyola-Maryland.
Sophomore Maria Auth added four goals of her own while freshman Sophia Triandafils and senior Katie O’Donnell (Henderson) each added a pair. For O’Donnell this marks the 27th straight game she’s scored a goal and the 13th consecutive with at least two goals.
Rutgers 15, Drexel 7
Drexel was within a goal midway through the second half, but allowed host Rutgers to score thee last seven goals of the game. Karson Harris and Lucy Schneidereith each scored twice for the Dragons.
For Rutgers, Abbey Brooks (Moorestown-NJ) had four goals and two assists, Samantha Budd (West Deptford-NJ) had four goals, Paige Paratore (West Deptford-NJ) had two goals and an assist and Emily Santana (Springfield-Delco) had a goal and a caused turnover.
Wagner 15, Lehigh 11
Sophomore Sondra Dickey (Conestoga) scored three straight goals to turn an 8-6 deficit into a 9-8 lead, but Wagner responded with four consecutive tallies and seven of the game’s final nine to down Lehigh. Dickey and junior Courtney Henig (Notre Dame-NJ) each posted a hat trick on the afternoon, the sixth and eighth of their careers, while freshman Samantha Sagi made 12 saves in goal, the second time in her first five career games she’s recorded double-figure stops. The loss drops Lehigh’s record to 2-3 on the season, with two of the losses coming vs. nationally-ranked opponents.
Henig finished with six points on the afternoon (three goals, three assists), her fourth straight game with 5+ points. She’s recorded at least three points in every game this season and is up to 27 points on the year (12 goals, 15 assists). Dickey added an assist for four points, also tallying five draw controls and two groundballs. She has recorded three straight hat tricks, scoring double-figure goals in all five games of 2018. Senior Haley Wentzel (Boyertown) and junior Kellie Gough each scored two goals while sophomore Olivia Kelly had a goal, giving her five goals in the last two games.