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Women’s D1 roundup: St. Joe’s wins in OT; Lafayette, Penn, Drexel, Lehigh, La Salle, Princeton triumph

Sunday, 1st March 2020

Categories College, Girl's/Women's  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/1/20
From Press Releases

Penny Green scored her fourth goal of the game in overtime to lead the Saint Joseph’s women’s lacrosse team past Rutgers, 13-12, at SHI Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The win is the third in a row for SJU.

Saint Joseph’s (3-2) never trailed in the game, but saw its second-half lead disappear as the Scarlet Knights scored three in a row to tie the game at 8-8. The teams then traded goals before three consecutive Hawk goals made it a 12-9 game with 11:13 to go.

Rutgers (4-2) would come back to tie it once again as Marin Hartshorn scored twice and then assisted on the tying goal with 2:03 remaining.

Neither team broke the deadlock before Green gave the Hawks the win four and a half minutes into overtime.

The Hawks jumped out to an early 5-0 lead less than 12 minutes into the game as Green, Kaela Smith (Bishop Shanahan), Lauren Figura (Lenape-NJ), Sam McGee (Abington), and Taylor Newman-Farr all found the back of the net. The hosts would score five of the next six, however, to send the teams into halftime with the Hawks on top, 7-5.

Green then scored two and a half minutes into the second half to put the Hawks up by three, setting up the runs that would dominate the last 26 minutes of the game.

Green and Hartshorn led all scorers with four goals apiece. Cassidy Spilis (Seneca-NJ) netted three for the Scarlet Knights, while Figura, McGee, and Bridget Cerciello (Southern Lehigh) each scored a pair of goals.

Lafayette’s Olivia Cunningham (Episcopal Academy) had two goals and three assists (Photo for Phillylacrosse.com)

Mikala Davis went the distance between the pipes for SJU and made a season-high 16 saves. She also scooped up a team-leading three ground balls, while Cerciello corralled a game-high six draws.

Lafayette 7, Iona 5

Olivia Cunningham (Episcopal Academy) had two goals and three assists to lead the Leopards.

Penn 11, Yale 5
Senior Erin Barry scored three goals while Michaela McMahon and Zoe Belodeau scored twice apiece and Gabby Rosenzweig inched even closer to breaking the program’s all-time assist record, finishing with a goal and an assist.

Drexel 17, Villanova 9
Redshirt junior Lucy Schneidereith scored a game-high six goals and
*freshman Cara Moreau notched her first collegiate hat trick with a four-goal game for the Dragons.

Karson Harris recorded a hat trick and added an assist and freshman Corinne Bednarik (Downingtown East) scored two goals, had two assists, four draw controlsand a caused turnover.

Grainger Rosati had three goals for the Wildcats.

Georgetown 12, Delaware 11 (OT)
Ali Diamond (Plymouth Whitemarsh) had a goal and two assists and the assist on the game-winner by Natalia Lynch to lead the Hoyas. Claire D’Antonio (Moorestown) led the Blue Hens weith three goals and two assists.

Loyola 22, Penn State 12
Emily Wills (Agnes Irwin) scored three goals and Katie Detwiler (Archbishop Carroll) had six draw contrtols, two groundballs and a caused turnover for 4-0 Loyola.

For PSU, Olivia Dirks (Episcopal Academy) collected a whopping nine draw controls, two groundballs and a caused turnover while Maria Auth led in scoring with three goals and an assist.

Lehigh 17, Monmouth 13
Trailing 7-4 in the early going, the Mountain Hawks responded with a 7-0 run to end the half, on the way to an impressive win over Monmouth.

Freshman Gabby Schneider paced Lehigh’s offense with career highs in goals (4), assists (5) and points (9). Cecily Redfern (Moravian Academy) had three goals.

La Salle 12, Radford 5
Junior Annina Iacobucci (Villa Maria Academy) led the Explorers with a hat trick, joining three other Explorers with multi-goal games.

Princeton 19, Columbia 7
Kyla Sears had a historic game, becoming the eighth player in Tiger history to reach the 200-point mark. She did so in the first half, and her milestone point was a memorable one as she scored from her knees with 5:17 remaining in the first half for a hat trick. She would finish the day with six total points and now sits on 202 career points to rank No. 8 by a Tiger.

Maria Pansini (Agnes Irwin) finished with four points and three assists, new career highs in both categories.

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