March 17, 2011

Hayes' Seven Points Pace West Chester Blowout

from press release

WEST CHESTER, Pa. - Shannon Hayes posted seven points and Jacki Patterson scored a hat trick to lead No. 6 West Chester to an 18-3 victory over visiting Holy Family in a non-league women's lacrosse match at Vonnie Gros Field on a warm and comfortable St. Patrick's Day afternoon Thursday.

West Chester (3-1) received goals from 11 different players while six scored more than once. Holy Family  (1-3) dropped its third game in its first four contests.

Jackie Hoover, Tori Dugan, Nicole Pyle, Kelsey McGoldrick and Julia Walsh each tallied twice for the Golden Rams. West Chester rattled off 11 unanswered markers to break open a 5-2 contest midway through the first half. The Rams got six of those goals before halftime to take an 11-2 advantage.

Patterson sparked the rally with a pair of goals19 second apart. She would later finish off the hat trick in the second half with a tally that put the Rams up 13-2. Both of Dugan's goals came during the run as well.

Lauren Glassey provided a flare for the dramatics with a behind-the-back goal at the 17-minute mark. McGoldrick finished up the scoring on the afternoon with the last two tallies of the game.

Holy Family's Jennifer James scored twice and Stephanie McNesby scored the other. However, the story of the day for the Tigers was the play of goalkeeper Melissa Jenkins. She recorded 19 saves in the loss.

West Chester's MacKenzie O'Keefe (3-1) posted three saves in the first half while Jess Henderson came on in the second half and made five saves.

West Chester is back in action on Saturday with a PSAC contest against Slippery Rock. Faceoff is at 1 p.m. at Vonnie Gros Field.

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