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Women’s D1 roundup: St. Joe’s Penn, Drexel earn victories

Sunday, 17th March 2019

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/17/19
From Press Releases

Saint Joseph’s sophomore attacker Stephanie Kelly posted six points (3g, 3a) and sophomore goalkeeper Corinne Buttner made 14 saves to lead the Saint Joseph’s women’s lacrosse squad to a 9-7 win over Delaware on Sweeney Field on Saturday afternoon. With the victory, the Hawks close the non-conference schedule at .500 (4-4) while the Blue Hens fall to 3-5.

“Today was a great win for our team,” said head coach Alex Kahoe (Agnes Irwin) following the game. “Delaware is a great team, and it really was a full, 60-minute battle. Offensively, Steph [Kelly] did a great job stepping up with six points, and I think this game really tested us defensively, as well. The defensive unit had to stay solid, and then Corinne [Buttner] backed up the defense with 14 saves. That’s a great defensive effort.”

Penn 10, Duke 9

In a game that never featured a lead larger than two goals, the No. 8 Quakers held off a late charge from the 15th-ranked Blue Devils and got a game-winner from Zoe Belodeau to move to 7-1 on the year.

The Quakers’ team-leader in points flexed her muscle again, as Gabby Rosenzweig featured a goal and four assists for five points. She now boasts 27 assists on the year.

Penn was efficient in free position opportunities, scoring three times in its five chances. The Quakers held Duke to only a 2-of-8 clip.

The Blue Devils held an 8-4 advantage in draw controls at halftime, but the Quakers responded to win five of the nine in the second half. Belodeau led the team with four.

Senior captain Lauren O’Mara was key for Penn on defense, causing three turnovers and collecting five ground balls. The Quakers forced eight of Duke’s 15 miscues.

Drexel 10, UMBC 6

Sophomores Colleen Grady, Karson Harris and Zoe Bennett led the way for the Dragons, who moved back to .500 at 4-4 on the season. Grady had four goals and three draw controls, Harris had three goals, six ground balls and four draws, and Bennett allowed just six of the 20 shots that went her way to get through as she had one of her best performances in goal as a Dragon.

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