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Tuesday’s women’s roundup: La Salle, Drexel, Lehigh, Villanova, WCU, Haverford, Swarthmore win

Wednesday, 13th March 2019

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/13/19

The La Salle women’s lacrosse team rode the momentum of a big first half to a 17-15 victory over host Radford on Tuesday in Virginia. La Salle was bolstered by big performances from sophomores Maddie Dachowski (Pennridge) and Annina Iacobucci (Villa Maria Academy), who combined to have a hand in 13 of the Explorers’ 17 goals.

Scoring in multiples: every La Salle player who contributed to a goal recorded a minimum of two points. Iacobucci led all Explorers with seven points (five goals, two assists), followed by Dachowski with six points (five goals, one assist). Bridget Ruskey (Middle Township, NJ) had four points (two goals, two assists) ahead of Sarah Elias (Manheim Twp) on three points (two goals, one assist). Three Explorers had a goal and an assist: sophomores Emily Johnston (Ridley), Brittany Stevens and Isabel Caddick.

Drexel 14, Manhattan 5

Karson Harris led the way for Drexel, pouring in a career high five goals with an assist in the win. Harris converted on three free position attempts joining Lucy Schneidereith and Colleen Grady as the third Dragon to boast a five-goal game this season. Harris also picked up a career-best seven ground balls and won four draw controls.

Villanova 16, Army 8

The Wildcats defeated Army, which was undefeated walking into Villanova Stadium. The ‘Cats had an impressive showing from many individuals and improve to 5-3 on overall. The Black Knights are now 7-1 overall and will begin conference play on Saturday against No. 16 Loyola.

Liz Trojan had four goals and an assist and Ashley Lynch had three goals and two assists for ‘Nova.

Lehigh 13, UC Davis 7

The Mountain Hawks scored the game’s first three goals and five of the first six, and wouldn’t look back, on the way to downing UC Davis in a neutral-site contest in San Diego. Junior Sondra Dickey (Conestoga) led the offense with four goals while sophomore Hannah Cermack dished a career-high four assists and senior Mary Ellen Carron tallied two goals and an assist. Sophomore Samantha Sagi was strong in goal, stopping 10-of-15 shots sent her way.

West Chester 20, Catawba 4

Fourth-ranked West Chester got four goals from Ryan McKinney (Downingtown West) and a pair of hat tricks from Tatum Altman, Tara Morrissey (Bishop Shanahan) and Sami Barnett (Interboro) to race past host Catawba in a non-league women’s lacrosse match at Shuford Stadium in N.C.

Haverford 22, RIT 8

The 20th-ranked Fords (5-1) traded in the familiar confines of Swan Field for the Gulf Coast of Florida (in Englewood) this week, but the change of scenery had no impact on the hot start to the season from the offense.

Haverford again eclipsed the 20-goal mark at Ann Dever Park. The Fords have now scored 20 or more goals in three straight contests. Allie Gibbons led the attack with five goals, while Julia Manetta tallied four while adding two more assists to her career-record total. Rina Rosnow notched a hat trick while Hailey Morris and Hannah Lopez also had multi-goal games for Haverford.

Swarthmore 13, Lynchburg 5

The Garnet won its first game on spring break in Clearwater. Swarthnore posted 10 of their goals in the first half and then cruised for three more scores in the second half.

Tess Wild (Archbishop Wood) and Kathryn Restrepo (Strath Haven) led Swarthmore with five points each. Wild scored three goals and dealt out a pair of assists. Restrepo scored was and delivered four assists. Wild also registered a team high four draw controls.

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