Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/25/23
From Press Release
Princeton dominated the opening and closing quarters on the road at Temple, outscoring the Owls by a 10-1 margin in those two periods en route to a 17-9 win in Philadelphia.
McKenzie Blake (Haddonfield-NJ) had a career-high six goals along with four groundballs and a draw control for the Tigers, while first-year goalkeeper Amelia Hughes made 19 saves.
The win is the first career victory for head coach Jenn Cook (Marple Newtown).
Sophie Whiteway tied her career high with three goals, while Kate Mulham, Kari Buonanno and Ellie Mueller (Radnor) each had two. Mueller also had two groundballs and a caused turnover.
Belle Mastropietro (Springfield-Delco) had an amazing 15 draw controls as well as two goals, two assists and two groundballs. Maeve Tobin had three goals and seven groundballs while McKenzie Roth (Parkland) had two goals and two assists.
The Tigers were efficient in maximizing their shots on goal, scoring 17 times on 21 shots to target. Temple, on the flip side, scored just nine times on 28 shots to goal. Hughes was at her best on free positions, holding the Owls without a goal on seven free position opportunities.
Villanova 11, Navy 10, OT
Sami Carey (2G, 1A) scored the game-winner to lift the undefeated Wildcats (4-0) to the huge win. Sydney Pappas had five goals and one assist while Juliet Walls (Haddonfield-NJ) paced the defense with two caused turnovers and a draw control.
For Navy, Megan Marengo (Conestoga) had three groundballs and a caused turnover and Tori DiCarlo (Radnor) scored once and had a groundball.
Lehigh 15, St. Francis 5
Senior Gabby Schneider led the way with six goals as the Mountain Hawks cruised to their third straight victory.
The Mountain Hawks led 6-1 after one quarter and scored nine of the game’s first 10 goals. Lehigh’s starting attack of Schneider, seniors Emma Eberhardt and Katia Carnevale, and junior Olivia Memeger (Strath Haven) combined for 13 of the 15 goals as the Mountain Hawks moved to 3-1 on the season.
Delaware 18, Old Dominion 9
Twelve different players scored for the Blue Hens, with four players scoring multiple goals, highlighted by a career-high four by Livornese. Delaney McDaniel contributed with six assists to go with her two goals scored, while McKenzie Didio had the first multi-goal game of her career. Kellie Ann Matey (Archbishop Carroll) and Lizzie Yurchak (Hempfield) scooped up three ground balls each, while four different players caused two turnovers. The Blue Hens finished with 16 caused turnovers as a team, their ninth most in program history in a game. Sam Schelling also had seven draw controls, while Yurchak had six.
Lilly Siskind (Henderson) had a goal, an assist and two groundballs for ODU.
Virginia 19, Louisville 9
The No. 12 Cavaliers (4-0, 1-0) got a career-high 7 goals from sophomore Rachel Clark (Conestoga) in the ACC win.
The game was tied 6-6 at the half but Virginia scored the first four goals of the second half to take its first lead. UVA’s defense allowed just three goals in the second half as it outscored Louisville 8-1 in the fourth quarter. Devon Whitaker (Episcopal Academy) paced the midfield with five draw controls and
Five of Clark’s goals came in the second half. Senior goalkeeper Ashley Vernon (Shawnee-NJ) made eight of her nine saves in the first half when Louisville out-shot the Cavaliers 22-16.