Phillylacrosse.com, 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.
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.