February 23, 2014

Drexel Beats St. Joe's, Improves to 2-0

from Press Release

Philadelphia, Pa. - The Drexel (2-0) women's lacrosse team defeated Saint Joseph's (1-2), 9-5, on Sunday afternoon to improve to 2-0 this season. With the loss, the Hawks move to 0-2 on the year.

Lizzy Carr put up a hatrick for the Dragons, while Kelly Palace and Joelle Hartke added two goes a piece. Amanda Norcini and Emily Duffey each added a goal to round out the scoring effort for Drexel.

The first period opened with both teams remaining shot-less and goalless until the Hawks Emily Bowers slammed in her fifth goal of the season and the first of the game at the 25:42 mark.

This goal would spark a four shot Drexel spree in three minutes led by Norcini, until Palace delivered the teams first goal, assisted by Norcini with 22:24 left in the first. The teams second goal would come just four minutes later when Palace put another one away, unassisted.

With a 2-1 game, St. Joseph's would have an answer at 12:53 when Michele Granger, with an assist from Bowers, would score just one minute after a shot by Drexel's Duffey.

Drexel would come back after a St. Joseph's turnover, and Duffey would assist Hartke in her second goal of the season and the goal to give the team a one point lead, 2-3. With 4:29 left in the first, Hartke would execute on another Hawks turnover and score off an assist from Eva Winiarski.

The Hawks would fight for their next goal to stay in the game, as Abby Ananian would score off of a free position shot, making it a 3-4 game.

The Dragons worked to create goal difference between the Hawks before the half, and at the 1:45 mark, Carr scored her first goal of the season assisted by Hartke. By the end of the first, Drexel led 5-3.

The second period saw a total of six goals. After a shot by the Hawks and a ground ball pick up by Drexel's Teresha Bradley, the team was able to carry it down the field for a goal by Norcini, assisted by Winiarski. The next Drexel goal would come off of another St. Joseph's turnover. Carr would assist Duffey for the teams seventh goal of the match at the 25 minute mark. Just 55 seconds later, Carr would get her second goal of the match, and the season, off of a free position shot.

With the Dragons leading by five, field play would get fierce, as Drexel collected three fouls and St. Joseph's would receive a yellow card in just a four minute span. With 20:52 left in the second, the Hawks would put another point on the board with a goal by Ananian, assisted by Kelly Phelan.

The Dragons would hold the game score at 8-4 until Winiarski would assist Carr in yet another goal, giving Drexel 9 points, Carr a hat trick, and Winiarski her third assist of the game.

After a scoreless 7 minutes from St. Joseph's, Bianca Angstadt utilized a free position and gave the Hawks their fifth and final goal of the game at 13:05.

Neither team would score for the remainder of the match. Overall, the Dragons collected 28 shots to St. Joseph's 19.

The women will return to Vidas Field on Wednesday, February 26 for a 4 p.m. game against Stony Brook.

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