February 25, 2014

Penn State Pulls Away From Duquesne

from press release

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Senior Mackenzie Cyr (Westminster, Md.) and junior Maggie McCormick (Eldersburg, Md.) led the Nittany Lions with three points each as the No. 8/8 Penn State women's lacrosse team defeated Duquesne, 11-7, at Holuba Hall Tuesday night.

An Eldersburg, Md., native, McCormick netted her 12th career three-goal game, while Cyr added two markers and an assist. Both juniors Tatum Coffey (Toms River, N.J.) and Jess Loizeaux (Mullica Hill, N.J.) recorded a goal and an assist each, while juniors Kristin Brent (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) and Kelly Lechner (Silver Spring, Md.) and freshmen Abby Smucker (Bel Air, Md.) and Natalie Schmitt (Malvern, Pa.) all scored.

Senior defender Evan Foulsham (Madison, N.J.) paced the squad with a career-high three caused turnovers, while sophomore Ally Heavens (Garnet Valley, Pa.) collected a personal-best four ground balls. Classmate Jenna Mosketti (Fallston, Md.) secured a game-high five draw controls, and Emi Smith (Denver, Colo.) earned the victory in net.

Penn State out shot the Dukes, 30-11, and held advantages in ground balls (23-13), draw controls (12-8) and caused turnovers (15-14). The Nittany Lions finished 13-for-14 on clears and 4-for-8 on free-position shots, while Duquesne went 11-for-19 and 1-for-3, respectively.

Penn State will return to action Saturday, March 1 when it visits No. 9/16 Virginia for a noon matchup.

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