April 16, 2011

No. 16 E-Town Handles King's on Senior Day

from press release

LANCASTER, Pa. — Sophomore Becky Porter tied a career high with five goals and added an assist for her first six-point game to help the No. 16 Elizabethtown College women's lacrosse team earn a 19-3 Middle Atlantic Conference win over King's during Saturday's Senior Day celebration in Lancaster, Pa.

The Blue Jays (10-3, 8-1) improved to 10-0 in games that they reach double digits for goals this season.

E-town jumped all over the Monarchs (3-8, 2-7) with goals from Katie Scheurich, Porter and Emily Butler in the first four minutes of the contest for a 3-0 lead. The Monarchs' Sarah O'Doherty responded with two tallies in a row to pull King's to within 3-2 with 18:21 to play in half number one.

The Blue Jays scored the next 15 goals of the contest over the next 42 minutes of play going into the second half to take control of the game.

Senior Sarah Cullinan, who dished out five assists in the game for the second time this season, scored off a Bari Rosenstein pass with 17:03 left in the first half to make it 4-2 in favor of the Jays.

Sophomore Kara Solesky scored two goals in three minutes for a 6-2 E-town lead with just under 12 to go in the half.

Then after Porter's second goal on the day, junior Samantha Redles gave the Jays a 9-2 edge with two strikes in the last 3:11 of the half.

Within the first five minute of the second half, E-town's lead had gone up to 12-2 on two goals from Porter and a free position shot from Cullinan.

Later in the half after Porter's fifth of the game and Solesky's third, senior Meg Cassels, got into the scoring action with her 12th goal of the season at the 20:02 mark to make it a 15-2 E-town lead.

In the last 20 minutes, E-town's Scheurich, Melanie Hartman, Michele Grosso and Katie Reeb lit up the scoreboard with a goal each.

King's, who played without subs as only 12 players made the trip to Lancaster, were led on offense by O'Doherty's two goals.

E-town outshot the Monarchs by a 42-11 margin on the day. On defense, sophomore Alexis Morris scooped up a game-hight six ground balls, while Rachael Waldman made six saves between the pipes. As a team, the Jays tied a season high for caused turnovers with 21, led by Cullinan, who caused five.

Before the game, four seniors, Cullinan, Cassels, Sarah Behounek and Nicole Day, were honored for their dedication to the E-town women's lacrosse program.

On Tuesday, the Blue Jays will hit to road for a non-conference game at McDaniel. The game is set to get underway at 4 p.m.

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