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Immaculata’s Kennedy (Garnet Valley) nets 200th goal; Dick wins first game as college coach

Thursday, 27th February 2020

Categories College, Girl's/Women's  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/27/20
From Press Release

Senior Layne Kennedy, further etched her name into Immaculata lore this afternoon as the senior registered six goals including her 200th career goal this afternoon as the Mighty Macs rolled to a 21-0 non-league victory over the Rosemont College Ravens on a frigid February afternoon.

“The girls played really hard today,” said Mighty Macs (1-2) Head Coach George Dick, the former two-time Phillylacrosse.com Scholastic Coach of the Year (Harriton), who won his first game as a college coach. “The team has been working hard for five weeks so it is great to get a victory today and see some benefit for the team.”

Kennedy, became the first Mighty Mac in program history to reach 200 goals just five minutes into the first half of play notching a pair of goals in the opening five minutes to eclipse the 200-goal plateau and help the Macs jump out to an early 2-0 advantage.

“It was awesome to see Layne reach this milestone today and become the first player in school history to do so,” said Dick. “She works so hard every day and is a great leader for the team both on and off the field so to see her accomplish something like this is very exciting.”

Kennedy scored six goals in the opening half to help Immaculata jump out to a 12-0 lead.

Anna DiDonato (Council Rock South) also scored while contributing three assists along the way. Maura Murray (Chichester) added a pair of goals while Kayla Cadden (Allentown Central Catholic), Vanessa Diaz (Bensalem), and Nana Huang (Girls’ High) all added goals.

In the second half., Immaculata continued its offensive onslaught of the Ravens as the Macs scored nine more goals to set a program record for the largest margin of victory.

Murray contributed two more goals in the second half while Ashley Hankin (Upper Merion) scored three times to go along with single goals from Cadden, DiDonato, Erynn Kriebel, and Katie Mulvey (Bensalem).

Emily Schumann had a relatively quiet day between the pipes for Immaculata making just one save to earn the shutout, the fourth shutout the Macs have recorded in team history.

Immaculata dominated possession for much of the day as the Macs outshot their guests 40-3 while also ending the game with a 33-10 edge in ground balls and a 17-6 advantage in draw controls. Additionally, Immaculata was a perfect 12-of-12 on clear attempts while also forcing the Ravens into 28 turnovers en route to the victory.

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