March 23, 2011

PSU Above .500 for First Time This Season

from press release

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Penn State women's lacrosse team pushed its way above the .500 mark for the first time this season, improving to 5-4 by virtue of its 17-9 win over Lafayette (1-7) on Wednesday night in Holuba Hall. With the victory, the Nittany Lions complete a sweep of their four-game home stand.

Freshman Mackenzie Cyr (Westminster, Md.) had the best game of her young career, notching a game-high six points (3 goals, 3 assists). Seniors Jackie Eastman (Springfield, Pa.) and Laura Lesnick (Jarrettsville, Md.) also tallied hat tricks while Jen Steadman (Sykesville, Md.) scored two goals and assisted on two more.

Junior goalkeeper Dana Cahill (Towson, Md.), the reigning ALC and Synapse Sports National Defensive Player of the Week, recorded seven saves before being relieved in the second half by freshman Melissa Lloyd (West Chester, Pa.). Appearing in her second game of the season, Lloyd made three saves.

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