February 28, 2012

La Salle Draws Up Big Win over La Salle

from press release

PHILADELPHIA – La Salle junior Lauren McDermott scored four goals for the Explorers, as the squad defeated Howard on Tuesday evening at McCarthy Stadium.

The Explorers controlled the draws well, adding 19 to Howard's eight and scoring several goals off of them.  La Salle picked up 17 ground balls compared to Howard's eight.

La Salle also took a season-high 49 shots on the evening.

Senior Megan Corliss made eight saves in goal, while allowing eight goals. Junior Maura Malone saw time in goal with the minutes ticking away in the second half, allowing two goals.

La Salle got on the board with two quick goals by Nora McGurkin and Caitlyn Brostrand.

However, the game remained close, with Howard's Courtland Lackey adding a goal with 5:06 remaining in the first to cut the La Salle lead to 5-4.

The Explorers took a 6-4 lead into halftime after a goal by McDermott.

After the break, La Salle rattled off four goals to extend its lead to 10-4 and didn't look back.

For the Bison, Cynithia Smalls added four goals, while Ashley Foote made 22 saves in goal.

La Salle will be on the road at Delaware on Saturday.  The game will begin at 3:00 p.m.

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