March 13, 2011

Peters, Dinn Net Three Each in St. Joe's Win

from press release

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. -- The Saint Joseph's women's lacrosse team took a 5-4 lead at the end of the first half and held on to defeat Monmouth, 11-6, on Sunday afternoon. Jen Peters and Grace Dinn led the Hawks with three goals apiece.

Monmouth got on the board first at the 15:08 mark and the Hawks traded goals for a 2-2 score with 12:50 remaining after a goal by Dinn.

MU then scored two consecutive goals to take a 4-2 lead, but Saint Joseph's answered back with three goals from Gwen Nihill, Meghan McDevitt, and Carly Kindbom for a 5-4 lead at halftime.

The Hawks opened scoring in the second half on a free-position goal by Dinn and made it 8-4 with back-to-back goals from Peters.

Monmouth's Sam Lillo scored at the 17:33 mark, but Nihill answered with her second score of the game. Lillo added another for MU at 10:33, but the Hawks held Monmouth off for the remainder, while adding two goals to ice the win, 11-6.

Nihill finished with two goals and an assist, while Kindbom had two goals and McDevitt added a goal and two assists.

Goalkeeper Kaitlin LaBarbera made nine saves between the pipes.

Saint Joseph's (3-3) returns to action when it hosts Old Dominion on Saturday. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m. at Finnesey Field.

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