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D3 women’s roundup: Ursinus, Neumann, Bryn Mawr, Immaculata, Haverford win

Saturday, 5th March 2022

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/6/22
From Press Releases

Senior Jill Verrelle (Clearview Regional-NJ) and first-year Maeve Leonzi (Parkland) both earned hat tricks as the Ursinus College women’s lacrosse team defeated Arcadia Saturday afternoon, 13-9.

With the win, the Bears improved to 2-1 overall after winning their second consecutive game. Meanwhile, the Knights of the MAC Freedom Conference fall to 1-4 overall on the season.

Leading by one at the start of the fourth quarter the Bears outscored the Knights 4-1 in the closing period to earn the road victory.

The Bears jumped on the board early as Leonzi found the back of the net at the 14:04 mark. Ursinus added two more goals in just under a minute as Julia McCann (Methacton) and Verrelle scored their first goals of the contest. Arcadia answered with a 2-0 run to close out the first quarter trailing 3-2.

In the second quarter, Grace Lynch (Moorestown) snuck a shot past the goalkeeper to give the Bears a 4-2 lead at the 13:57 mark. The Knights responded with three consecutive goals, taking a 5-4 at the 3:42 mark of the second quarter. The Bears answered with back-to-back goals to close out the half and lead 6-5. Andrea Hook (Phoenixville) tied it at five a piece on a man-up opportunity and McCann connected for her second of the game with 2:01 remaining.

In the third quarter, Arcadia’s Sarah Morris tied the game at six a piece with a goal just 44 seconds into the half. The Bears answered with a 2-0 run after Leonzi and Verrelle found the back of the net and held an 8-6 advantage at the 8:05 mark. Arcadia tied the score at eight a piece after Morris and Maddie Ruger scored on back-to-back possessions. Junior Julie Cherneskie (Pope John Paul II) followed up with her first goal of the season with 54 seconds remaining in the quarter to give the Bears a 9-8 advantage through three quarters.

The Bears controlled the fourth quarter, as Mary Michaud (Phoenixville) got the offense going at the 13:42 mark with her second goal of the season. After an Arcadia goal, Michaud found Leonzi in front of the net and she connected for third goal of the contest. Two minutes later, Verrelle found the back of the net and gave Ursinus an 12-9 advantage with 8:23 to play. Michaud closed out the contest scoring her second goal of the game at the 4:18 mark of the fourth quarter.

Junior Alexa Machado (Pennridge) earned the win in goal after making 12 saves and allowing single-digit goals in the full 60 minutes. Emily Griffith suffered the loss for the Knights after 15 saves in the full amount of time. The Bears held a 38-30 advantage in shots and a slight 33-28 edge in groundballs. The defense for Ursinus forced 20 turnovers and totaled 17 clears on just 20 attempts.

Sarah Morris found the back of the net three times for the Knights in the defeat. The sophomore also recorded seven draw controls and caused one turnover. Ashley Starkey had a game-high four points with two goals and two assists.

Emily Griffith (Easton) got the start in goal for Arcadia, making 15 saves.

Neumann 21, Mount St. Vincent 17

The Knights picked up their first win of the season in its home opener.

Lindsay Fagan (Bonner-Prendergast) was unstoppable on the day for the Knights, scoring nine times and adding an assist for a 10-point afternoon. Brylin Adams (3 g, 4 a) and Bekah Brosky (3 g, 3 a, Emmaus) were also outstanding in the Neumann attack, while Catriona Corrigan (Bonner-Prendergast) picked up the win in goal with five saves.

Bryn Mawr 15, Bryn Athyn 4

The Owls lacrosse squad faced off against Bryn Athyn earlier Saturday afternoon, and it was a dominant showing from start to finish for the team in black and yellow. Bryn Mawr scored ten of the first 12 goals in the contest and ultimately cruised away to a 15-4 victory on the afternoon. Meghan O’Shea and Orli McGuire-Berk (Moorestown) led the way for the Owls with three goals apiece, while eight other players scored for Bryn Mawr on the day. The Owls also played some suffocating defense on the day, with Paige Britton and Elizabeth Tompkins combining to make seven saves and allow just four goals. Bryn Athyn got most of their offense from Payton Gormley, who racked up a hat trick for the Lions.

Payton Gormley (Aington) had threee goals for Bryn Athyn.

Immaculata 13, Delaware Valley 7

Kaitlyn Klitchko (Bishop Eustace) scored five goals, Ashley Hankin (Upper Merion) scored three goals and Liza Laxton (West Deptford) had a goal and four assists as the Immaculata women’s lacrosse team took down the Delaware Valley Aggies 13-7 on Saturday afternoon.

Kiara Haywood-Rivera (Cinnaminson) had three goals for DelVal.

Muhlenberg 17, Goucher 3

Haverford 15, Scranton 12

Opening up the spring break portion of its schedule with a home contest against Scranton (1-3), the Fords (2-0) registered a win, behind four goals each from Callie Crawford and Roma Hladky, as well as three from Katharine Ference. Sarah Cahn picked up the win in goal with 10 saves between the pipes.

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