Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/20/21
From Press Release
Senior midfielder Trisha Baud (West Deptford, N.J.) registered a career-high six goals, and Tatum Altman added five, as fifth-ranked West Chester overcame a sluggish start to earn a 20-5 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division win over visiting Millersville at sun-splashed Vonnie Gros Field Saturday afternoon.
West Chester (2-0, 2-0 PSAC East) trailed early, but pitched a shutout in the second half to move past a determined Millersville squad (1-3, 1-2).
Baud handled the bulk of the draws for the Golden Rams, winning nearly half of the ones she took. The senior also scored two goals at the end of the first half and another one minute into the second that enabled West Chester to open up a six-goal lead and never look back.
Baud’s third goal of the first half answered a tally from Millersville’s Calie Swegon that had drawn the Marauders to within one (6-5). Altman netted a pair of goals one minute apart towards the end of the half, before Baud batted at a loose ball that floated over the keeper’s head and just over the goal line as time expired in the first.
The second half was all West Chester as the hosts used that momentum to score 10 unanswered goals en route to the win.
“We just had to clean it up and get the first home-game jitters out,” WCU head coach Ginny Martino said. “We had to get a little bit of confidence and just run with it. That’s all it took.”
Baud and Altman each added a pair of goals in the second half, along with freshman Hannah Stanislawczyk (Gov. Mifflin) and junior Lindsay Monigle (Cape Henlopen). The defense took it from there.
“We switched to our zone,” graduate student Molly Reinhart said. “Our defense is extremely confident in that, and we adjusted well to fix what we were doing wrong.”
Altman (5 goals, 1 assist) and Monigle (4 goals, 2 assists) each posted six-point efforts alongside Baud’s career effort. Tara Morrissey (Bishop Shanahan), Taylor O’Brien (MEmmaus) and Meg O’Donnell (Upper Moreland) each added goals.
Baud and senior defender Allie Ward (Kennett Square, Pa./Unionville) each led the way with four ground balls.
Julianne Clemens (Springfield, Pa./Springfield-DELCO) made a pair of saves in 38 minutes of work in the cage to earn the win. Jessica Gorr (Bishop Shanahan) also made two saves the rest of the way for West Chester.
Immaculata 13, Wesley 7
Tessa Liberatoscioli (Great Valley) had a huge day for the Mighty Macs (2-1), with eight goals, which ranks second in team history for goals in a single game while also logging seven draw controls, three ground balls, and causing one turnover in the victory.
Fellow freshman Emily Mendel (Middle Township-NJ) tied with senior Maura Murray (Chichester) for the Macs lead in caused turnovers as they each registered five while Molly Gallagher (Paul VI) logged a team best eight ground balls in the victory.
Between the pipes, Katie Mulvey (Bensalem) had a great day for the Macs making 11 saves to earn her second victory of the year. Mulvey also ended her afternoon with four ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers.
Widener 12, Lebanon Valley 10
The Pride scored five unanswered goals in the span of less than eight minutes to stun Lebanon.
Gab Cohen (Mainland-NJ) led the Pride with five goals and added an assist for six points while Caroline Kelley (Absegami-NJ) scored twice. Emma DiGilio had a goal and three assists. Catherine Scott scored once and added two helpers. Alexis Colella ( Allentown Central Catholic) recorded a goal and an assist.
In goal, Maddie Medve (Villa Maria Academy) made six saves and added three caused turnovers.