Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/19/23
From Press Release
The University of Pennsylvania women’s lacrosse team scored early and often in its season opener on Saturday afternoon, putting together a blistering 21-1 victory at Franklin Field over La Salle.
*The Quakers had 11 different goal scorers in the game with five having multiple.
*Sophomore Anna Brandt led the offensive charge with a career-high five goals on seven shots.
*Two other Quakers had five-point performances as well. Senior Kennon Moon scored twice to go with three assists, while freshman Patricia Columbia-Walsh did the same in her first collegiate game.
*Senior Niki Miles also found the back of the net four times, while tying for a game-high four caused turnovers.
*Senior defender Izzy Rohr (Episcopal Academy) tied Miles with four other caused turnovers, as the Quakers totaled 16 for the afternoon. Rohr added three groundballs.
*She was joined on the back line by senior Grace Fujinaga and sophomore Natasha Gorriaran with a team-high three ground balls. Penn had 18 for the game.
Virginia 20, Princeton 11
The No. 13 Cavaliers got six goals, two groundballs and two caused turnovers from Rachel Clark (Conestoga) and stayed perfect as they picked up a victory at Princeton.
Princeton got two goals and two groundballs from McKenzie Blake (Haddonfield-NJ) and two groundballs and a caused turnover from Maria Pansini (Agnes Irwin).
Devon Whitaker (Episcopal Academy) had five draw controls, a caused turnover, and a groundball for UVA.
Penn State 15, Drexel 6
Hat Tricks from juniors Kristin O’Neill and Alaina Hamood led the Nittany Lions to an easy win against Drexel. O’Neill earns her second hat trick of the season in just two games and Hamood earns a hat trick in her first game returning to the lineup.
Cam Evitts (Conestoga) scored once for the Lions while Grace Harding (Penncrest) had two goals for the Dragons and Corinne Bednarik (Downngtown Wrst) had a goal, four draw controls and two groundballs.
The Nittany Lions move to 2-0 on the season while Drexel falls to 2-1.