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Women’s lacrosse: West Chester bows to ESU in PSAC East showdown

Tuesday, 22nd March 2022

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

Keri Barnett (Archbishop Carroll) and Hannah Stanislawczyk (Gov. Mifflin) each recorded hat tricks, but No. 5 West Chester dropped a critical 13-9 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division showdown at home to No. 7 East Stroudsburg Tuesday afternoon.

West Chester (4-1, 2-1 PSAC East) committed too many unforced errors on failed clears against another Top 10 program in East Stroudsburg (6-0, 2-0). The Warriors’ Kiki Fitzpatrick and Emily Mitarotonda made the Golden Rams pay for those mistakes in unsettled situations at the other end. Fitzpatrick finished with a game-high five goals while Mitarotonda added five points (3G, 2A) in the win.

West Chester’s Cassidy Hirsch (Upper Moreland, 2CT, 1GB) fights for possession for the Golden Rams (Photos by Rick Martin)

Trailing 12-5 at the end of the third quarter, West Chester mounted a small comeback bid with four straight markers to open the fourth, which made it a 12-9 game with just under eight minutes to go. Stanislawczyk started the rally, and Barnett netted three straight to finish it out. However, ESU got a goal from Lauren Neufeld with 4:13 left to put the game away.

West Chester turned the ball over 26 times and cleared the ball successfully only 16 of 23 times. East Stroudsburg also held a 14-11 advantage on draws, though the Golden Rams closed that gap in the second half a little.

Amber Weedon played well in the opening quarter, making five saves on seven shots on goal. Weedon (2-1) finished with eight saves in almost 45 minutes of action. Jessica Gorr (Bishop Shanahan) played most of the fourth quarter, making a pair of saves.

Lindsay Monigle (Cape Henlopen) scored twice and added a pair of assists to finish with four points. Julia Littlewood (Conestoga) scored for West Chester as well.

Julia Rossi (Notre Dame-NJ) caused five turnovers and scooped up eight ground balls defensively for the Golden Rams.

WCU’s Lindsay Monigle (Cape Henlopen) had 2G, 2A

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