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Arcadia women topple Immaculata, spoiling college coaching debut of former Harriton coach Dick

Wednesday, 19th February 2020

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 2/19/20
From Press Release

The Arcadia women’s lacrosse team opened its 2020 campaign at home on Jean Lenox West Field with a 12-4 win against Immaculata University. Seniors Julia Imbert and Jess Kaye (Allentown, NJ) led the Knights with three goals each, while multiple underclassmen contributed to the team’s scoring.

The Arcadia win spoiled the college coaching debut of George Dick, who last year led Harriton to the PIAA class AAA championship and was named Co-Coach of the Year for the second time.

Senior Veandra Selby tallied seven saves for a .636 save percentage en route to the win.

-The Knights got out to a quick start with the first goal of the season occurring in the first two minutes of play. After a few quick passes in transition, Kaye netted the first goal of the 2020 campaign for Arcadia.

-After a response from Immaculata tying the game at one, Imbert tallied her first goal of the season under a minute later. Another goal from Kaye with an assist from sophomore Giovanna Raspanti (Washington Twp) put the Knights ahead by one.

-Arcadia added three more goals from three freshman before the end of the first half. Amanda Diachynsky (Boyertown) netted a man-up goal with seven minutes left in the first half. Madison Morabito buried her first goal of the season on a free position shot, and Annabelle Mitchell found the back of the net for another man-up goal, putting Arcadia up 6-3 at the half.

-The Scarlet and Grey opened up the second half on a 6-0 run. Sophomore Emily Covert netted a free position shot, while Imbert completed her hat trick with a goal right outside the crease and a free position goal. Around five minutes later, Kaye found the back of the net on a free position shot to seal her own hat trick.

Layne Kennedy (Garnet Valley) had three goals and an assist for Immaculata.

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