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Women’s lacrosse: WCU, Villanova, Arcadia, Gwynedd Mercy, Ursinus earn wins

Wednesday, 16th March 2022

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/15/22
From Press Release

Grad student Helen Kreschollek (Saucon Valley) led all scorers with four goals while Lindsay Monigle (Cape Henlopen) added six points on the strength of four assists to lead fifth-ranked West Chester to a 17-4 victory over visiting Shippensburg in the conference opener for the Golden Rams at sun-splashed Vonnie Gros Field Wednesday afternoon.

West Chester (3-0, 1-0 PSAC East) busted out of the gates with seven goals in the first eight minutes to open up a 7-0 lead by the end of the first quarter. Shippensburg (2-3, 0-1) settled down after that, but it was too late for the Raiders to mount a comeback.

WCU’s Keri Barnett (Archbishop Carroll) had 3G and 6 draws – Photos by Rick Martin

Shippensburg ended the home team’s scoring run with a tally off a free position early in the second quarter. But, West Chester answered with five more goals to take a 12-1 lead into the locker room. Barnett tallied two of those five, including a nifty behind-the-back flick off a pass from Monigle, while Kreschollek netted her third marker of the game in the first half alone. Her second goal of the game came off an interception of a pass by the Raiders’ keeper near midfield in which she flung the ball into an open net from about 25 yards out. Shippensburg’s goalie was out of the cage helping in the clearing game when she threw the arrant pass.

The third quarter belonged to the visitors with the Raiders outscoring the Golden Rams, 3-1. However, once again, West Chester had an answer in the fourth with four straight goals to put the game away.

Keri Barnett (Archbishop Carroll, 6 draw controls), Hannah Stanislawczyk (Gov. Mifflin) and Julia Littlewood (Conestoga, 1 assist) each registered hat tricks. Littlewood added an assist for a four-point game.

Grace Frasso (Cinnaminson, N.J.) and Barnett each recorded six draw controls. Julia Rossi (Notre Dame-NJ) caused a game-high four turnovers. West Chester dominated the draws, holding a 17-8 advantage. The Golden Rams also harassed the Raiders into a 17 of 26 success rate in clearing the ball.

The Rams’ Julia Littlewood (Conestoga) had 3G, 1A

Kutztown 16, Wilmington 13

Emma Leake (Upper Moreland) had five goals to lead Kutztown (3-1).

Campbell Heller (Manheim Township) had five goals for Wilmington (5-2).

St. Thomas Aquinas 16, Holy Family 15

Mackenzie Santucci (Northern Burlington-NJ) had five goals for Holy Family (1-5).

Villanova 16, Lafayette 9

The Wildcats finished their five-game road trip with a win over Lafayette. With the win, Villanova improves to 3-6 on the season, while the Leopards fall to 1-5.

A trio of hat tricks led the Villanova offense, as senior midfielder Caroline Curnal tied a career high with five goals, freshman attacker Sydney Pappas scored a career-high four and senior midfielder Alexa Tsahalis netted the final hat trick. Curnal bad broken her career high two weeks prior, after a five-goal performance against Saint Joseph’s.

Sara Rogers had two goals and an assist and Olivia Cuningham (Episcopal Academy) added two goals and one assist for the Leopards.

Arcadia 10, Bryn Mawr 5

Maddie Ruger (Strath Haven) scored five goals, helping the Knights (2-5) deal Bryn Mawr (4-1) its first loss.

Sierra Hamilton had three goals for Bryn Mawr.

Gwynedd Mercy 21, Rutgers-Camden 7
Senior midfielder Meleah Hoats (5G, 1A) put Gwynedd Mercy (6-2) on the right path with the first three goals. Laura Pelczar (Franklin Towne Charter) had three goals and three assists and Kristin Varilla (North Penn) had five goals and senior attack Anna Grace Bernicker (Harriton, 3 goals, 2 assists) were major contributors. Junior midfielder Damali Teagle (Central) recorded a pair of goals, while helping the Griffins keep possession with a ground ball, nine draw controls, and three caused turnovers. In goal, junior Reilly Owens (Pottstown) earned the win with six saves, three ground balls, and two caused turnovers in the first three quarters.

Ursinus 15, Stockton 12

Maeve Leonzi (Parkland) had five goals and one assist and Grace Lynch (Moorestown) added four goals and two assists to lead Ursinus (3-2).

Other scores:
Moravian 22, Cabrini 14
DeSales 14, Neumann 11
Alvernia 19, Immaculata 15
Muhlenberg 21, Mt. Aloysius 1
Kean 20, Eastern 0

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