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Philly Sunday women’s alumni roundup: Rutgers stuns Hopkins; Growney, Long help No. 1 UNC roll

Monday, 22nd February 2021

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 2/22/21
From Press Releases

Rutgers women’s lacrosse picked up a signature victory as it defeated Johns Hopkins, 13-10, on Sunday in Baltimore behind several South Jersey alums.

The win marked the first in the series history, as head coach Melissa Lehman (Penn grad) earned her first Big Ten Conference victory as head coach since taking over the program last season.

Cassidy Spilis

Down three at halftime, the Scarlet Knights closed out the game on an 8-2 scoring run to earn their first victory over the Blue Jays, who entered Sunday with a 5-0 lead in the all-time series. Sophomore Cassidy Spilis (Seneca-NJ) recorded a career-high eight points on seven goals and an assist, which included four goals in the second half. A 2021 Big Ten Preseason Player to Watch, Spilis now has 11 goals in her first two games of the season.

Junior captain Marin Hartshorn (Allentown-NJ) and sophomore Ashley Campo (Haddonfield-NJ) added to goals apiece, while sophomore Jenna Byrne produced three points on two helpers and a score. Caroline Perry (West Deptford-NJ) added three groundballs.

Sophomore goalkeeper Alonna Gliksman registered a season-high eight saves for her first win of the season. Rutgers used a 13-11 advantage on draw controls, which included an 8-3 performance after haltime, and held JHU to just six shot attempts in the second half after it registered 24 in the first 30 minutes.

Vanderbilt 11, Colorado 10, OT

Gabby Fornia (Lenape-NJ) had a goal and two assists, and two groundballs and a caused turnover while defender Nicki Dadino (Moorestown) had two caused turnovers and a caused turnover for Vandy.

UNC 19, High Point 5

Scottie Rose Growney (Conestoga) had three goals and two assists while Alyssa Long (Springfield-Delco) added an assist, two groundballs and two draw controls and Livi Lawton (Downingtowen East) had a draw conttrol for No. 1 UNC.

Duke 12, Virginia Tech 8

Natalie Kahn (Great Valley) had two groundballs and a caused turnover for Duke. Caroline Allen (Notre Dame Academy) had two goals and an assist for Virginia Tech.


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