Penn State Women¡¯s Lacrosse Pummels Davidson, 19-2
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., March 6, 2004 - The 14th-ranked Penn State women¡¯s lacrosse team pummeled Davidson, 19-2, Saturday afternoon at Bigler Field. The Nittany Lions even their record at 1-1 and 1-1 in the American Lacrosse Conference while the Wildcats fall to 1-5 overall and 0-3 in league action.
Junior Kristen Burke (Severna Park, Md.) and sophomore Shari Maslin (New City, N.Y.) both recorded four goals in the outing, with all of Maslin¡¯s marks coming in less than 30 minutes of play. Sophomore Lori Havrilla (Devon, Pa.), freshman Karen Long (Ellicott City, Md.), junior Emily Chambers (Valley Cottage, N.Y.) and freshman Lindsay Dutch (Ellicott City, Md.) all scored two goals while senior Jamie Donahue (Oreland, Pa.), senior Janique Craig (Doylestown, Pa.) and junior Lauren Fisch (New Canaan, Conn.) each posted one.
Senior Katie Hartman (Annapolis, Md.) led the way with four assists while Maslin added three and Burke, Donahue and Craig all recorded one. Junior goalkeeper Lee Tortorelli (Havertown, Pa.) recorded eight saves in the outing.
For Davidson, Ruthie Hill and Eloise Grose recorded scores in the first half and Millie McKeachie added an assist.
Maslin started the scoring less than two minutes into the game with an unassisted goal and Craig tallied another goal just 25 seconds later to put the Lions up, 2-0. Davidson got on the board with Hill¡¯s goal at 4:57 but Burke answered back less than two minutes later off a pass from Craig to push the lead to 3-1. A Chambers goal 19 second later put Penn State up, 4-1, but Davidson¡¯s Grose scored a goal at 9:06 to trim the lead to two at 4-2. From there, the Lions caught fire, ending the half with five straight goals, including three from Maslin and one each from Burke and Donahue, to go into the break up 10-2.
Chambers opened up the second half with a goal at 33:38 and Havrilla and Long scored back to back goals less than two minutes later. Another Havrilla goal at the 41:08 mark put Penn State up 14-2 and the Lions went on to score the next five goals to finish the game on a 15-0 run with a final score of 19-2.
The Nittany Lions take to the road to face eighth-ranked James Madison on Tuesday, March 9 at 4:00 p.m. Penn State returns home on Friday, March 12 to take on ninth-ranked Virginia at 4:00 p.m. The Nittany Lions then play host to William & Mary on Sunday, March 14 at 12:00 p.m.
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