April 3, 2012

Mercyhurst Pulls Away from Bloomsburg in Second Half

from press release

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- The Mercyhurst women's lacrosse team won, 18-14, at Bloomsburg Tuesday. Ally Keirn and Anna LeGrett each scored four goals in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) victory.

Kelly Palmer closed a high-scoring first half with a goal to get the Lakers within one at 9-8 going into the break. Hurst came out strong in the second half, as Hannah Corton,Jessica Lincoln, and Rebecca Himes each scored in the first 3:04 to give the visitors an 11-9 edge.

Bloom's Ashley Bossert scored to regain some control, but Meghan Hardy found the back of the net to put the Lakers ahead by two. The hosts scored in the next minute, but Mercyhurst put the match away with a 4-0 run midway through the frame. Himes finished a LeGrett pass and then Keirn scored. Lincoln found LeGrett for another goal and then Keirn added a score to make it 16-11 with 11:48 showing on the clock.

The Huskies started out hot, going up 3-0 less than two minutes into the game. LeGrett got the Lakers on the board shortly thereafter and then Palmer followed with another goal. After a Bloom score, Palmer finished a Keirn dish and then Corton converted a Himes pass to even the score at four.

Bloom made another run to take control again, grabbing a 7-4 advantage with 14:51 left in the half. LeGrett and Sam Mazzie traded goals and then Keirn and LeGrett tallied goals to get Hurst back into the contest.

Jenny Perkins made a career-high 18 saves in net, including 11 in the second half. Keirn totaled four goals and two assists, while LeGrett had four scores and a helper. Himes had two goals and two assists and Palmer recorded a hat trick. Lincoln also posted two goals and a helper. Alisha Catalino picked up 10 draw controls.

Mercyhurst (6-4, 4-1 PSAC) hosts East Stroudsburg in another PSAC contest on Friday, April 6. The game is slated for an 11 a.m. start.

For a box score of the Mercyhurst-Bloomsburg game, please click here.

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