Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/12/20
From Press Releases
Behind an explosion of offense in the first half, Villanova defeated local rival Temple 13-11 Wednesday afternoon.
The Wildcats (3-5) broke a four game losing streak and earned their first home victory of 2020. Villanova scored 12 times in the first half of the game, the highest scoring half of any game this season for the team.
Six Wildcats scored against the Owls (5-4), led by senior attack Liz Trojan who had a team-high four goals. Her final goal of the night was her 100th career goal at Villanova.
Senior attack Katie Comerford recorded her fifth hat trick of the season, while Kim McDonough and Libby McKenna both scored twice. Grainger Rosati and Alexa Tsahalis each tallied a score of their own as well.
Despite not scoring, current team point-leader Brittany Bruno had a team-high three assists. Comerford and McDonough also had two each. McDonough also dominated on draw controls, notching eight in the game.
In the net, Alexa Moro made 12 saves, and recorded a save percentage of .522 on 30 shots face, her second highest of the season. As a team, the Wildcats held a 15-11 advantage on the draw and a 23-19 advantage with shots on goal. The Owls won the groundball battle 18-10 and had a 10-4 advantage with free position shots.
Meghan Hoffman led Temple with three goals and an assist while Belle Mastropietro (Springfield-Delco) and Bridget Whitaker (Springfield-Delco) each had three goals.
Drexel 11, UMBC 9
The Dragons (5-2) held off the Retrievers (2-4).
With Drexel owning a four-goal lead in each the first and second half, UMBC closed the gap in each period including down to two at halftime and to one with just a few minutes left in the second half. Juniors Karson Harris and Colleen Grady led the way, both recording five-point performances behind four goals and an assist.
For Harris, it marked her fifth-straight hat trick and her sixth in seven games this season. Her 25 goals and 33 points lead the Dragons on the year. She also won three draw controls and added a groundball.
Freshman Corinne Bednarik (Downingtown West) finished with a goal and an assist in the win. Bednarik also won a game-high five draw controls.
West Chester 19, Shippensburg 7
Senior attacker Tatum Altman scored six goals and registered three assists to lead second-ranked West Chester.
West Chester (2-0, 1-0 PSAC) scored the first six goals of the game and never looked back. Shippensburg (3-3, 0-1) responded with a pair of goals, but that was as close as the Raiders would get the rest of the way.
Devon Mela (Council Rock North), fresh off a career-high six-goal outburst in the team’s season opener against Georgian Court, threw in four more goals Wednesday and now has 10 goals and 11 points in the first two games of 2020. Additionally, she picked up six draw controls and has 13 DC’s on the young season.
Altman scored three goals in each half to balance her attack against the Raiders. Sophomore Lindsay Monigle (Cape Henlopen) scored a goal and added three assists for a four-point afternoon. She had a five-point game against Georgian Court.
Swarthmore 13, Marywood 7
Mackenzie Frost and Eleanor Miller each scored three goals to lead the Garnet (5-0).