Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/28/21
Kelly Baumann scored four goals as fifth-ranked West Chester used six unanswered tallies in the second half to erase a four-goal deficit and come from behind to beat host Bloomsburg, 10-8, in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Eastern Division showdown at Steph Pettit Stadium Saturday.
West Chester (4-0, 4-0 PSAC East) remains alone atop the Eastern Division standings following wins this past week over the next two closest opponents, East Stroudsburg and Bloomsburg (3-2, 3-2).
West Chester trailed 8-4 early in the second half when the Golden Rams finally got their offense in gear and ran off six straight markers to take control of the game. Backup goalkeeper, Jessica Gorr (Bishop Shanahan) made four saves and allowed just two goals in the second half to pick up the win in relief.
Reserve forward Meg O’Donnell (Upper Moreland) notched a pair of goals off the bench to fuel that late run.
HOW IT HAPPENED
In the first three-minutes, Bloomsburg’s Kelsey Clauss (Cherry Hill West) scored for the Huskies on a free position to put the Huskies up, 1-0.
WCU’s Kelly Baumann scored to put the Golden Rams on the board six minutes into the first half and tie the game, 1-1.
Junior Lindsay Monigle (Cape Henlopen) scored an unassisted goal give West Chester a 2-1 lead.
Bloomsburg went on to score three unanswered goals to stretch the lead 4-2.
Baumann scored another goal assisted by Monigle to bring WCU back on the board to 4-3.
Bloomsburg scored again to bring the score to 5-3, before WCU’s senior Trisha Baud (West Deptford-NJ) answered with a goal from senior Tara Morrissey (Bishop Shanahan).
Before going into halftime, Bloomsburg scored to give the Huskies a two-goal lead after 30 minutes of play.
The first two goals of the second half were scored by Bloomsburg, giving them a four-goal lead, 8-4.
West Chester then scored last six goals of the game to complete the comeback.
INSIDE THE STATS:
Baumann scored four goals in the game; the same amount of goals that she had on the season entering the contest.
Meg O’Donnell (Upper Moreland) scored a pair of goals for the Golden Rams while Abby Bergman (Perkiomen Valley) had two goals for Bloomsburg.
Cabrini 20, Immaculata 4
The Cabrini women’s lacrosse team extended its current win streak to three games and improved to 3-0 in the Atlantic East Conference.
Cabrini got solid contributions from up and down the line-up today, as nine players recorded at least one point. Sophomore Olivia Little (Springfield-Delco) led with seven points on three goals and four assists.
Classmate Dana Carlson (Springfield-Delco) scored four times, en route to a six point day, while junior Taylor Dimmerling (Berks Catholic) posted five goals on just six shots.
Freshman Olivia Pace (Springfield-Delco) recorded a hat trick, while sophomore Shea Neary (Archbishop Carroll) stuffed the stat sheet with two goals, two assists, eight draw controls, five caused turnovers and three ground balls. Dimmerling and freshman Caroline Gallagher (Middle Township-NJ) forced three Immaculata miscues and scooped two ground balls each.
Sophomore netminder Sam Hamalak (Garnet Valley) earned the victory, despite not being pressed into action in 37 minutes, but reserve goaltender freshman Abbey Fenton (Ocean City-NJ) notched five saves.
Gwynedd Mercy 21, Wesley 19
Gwynedd Mercy outlasted Wesley on the road in Atlantic East Conference action for its first win on the season.
Damali Teagle (Central) led the offensive attack with a career-best five goals. Jill Kane (Academy of Notre Dame) and Anna Bernicker (Harriton) each added four goals with Kane chipping in a pair of assists to give her a personal-high six points. Victoria Mollitor added three scores with a helper and eight draw controls.
Goalie Reilly Owens (Pottstown) recorded 15 saves.
Widener 19, Hood 10
Four players recorded hat tricks as Widener topped the Blazers.
BY THE NUMBERS
Leading the scoring were Alexis Colella (Cinnaminson-NJ) and Gab Cohen (Mainland-NJ) who posted four goals apiece.
Caroline Kelley (Absegami-NJ) and Katie Ward (Springfield-Delco) each scored three times.
Catherine Scott (Allentown Central Catholic) and Chelsea Forsyth both scored twice. Scott added an assist.
Emma DiGilio had a goal and seven assists, one shy of tying the single-game program record.
Maddie Medve (Villa Maria Academy) recorded a season-high 13 saves in net.