Women¡¯s Lacrosse Pummels Davidson, 20-3
Davidson, N.C., March 7, 2005 ¨C The Penn State women¡¯s lacrosse team pummeled Davidson 20-3 Monday afternoon in Davidson, N.C. The Nittany Lions improve to 3-0, their best start since the 1993 season, and increase their ALC record to 2-0 while the Wildcats fall to 2-3 and 0-2 in the league.
Senior Emily Chambers (Valley Cottage, N.Y.) led all scorers with four goals as senior Kristen Burke (Severna Park, Md.), junior Lori Havrilla (Devon, Pa.) and freshman Jessi Lieb (Villanova, Pa.) each recorded three goals. Junior Shari Maslin (New City, N.Y.), sophomore Lindsay Dutch (Ellicott City, Md.) and freshman Kim Kontson (Davidsonville, Md.) each tallied two goals and sophomore Karen Long (Ellicott City, Md.) posted one.
Chambers also topped the assist column with five as Burke posted two and Havrilla and Maslin recorded one each.
Senior goalkeeper Lee Tortorelli (Havertown, Pa.) played 46 minutes of the contests, facing four shots and allowing three goals. Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Cammie Jurkowsky (Annapolis, Md.) played just over 13 minutes without facing a shot.
Penn State won the draw control battle, 18-7, led by Chambers and Havrilla with four draws each while Lieb, senior Kate Townsend (Collingswood, N.J.) and sophomore Joanie Plake (Pittsburgh, Pa.) each collected two. Dutch, Long, sophomore Katrina McGowan (Ellicott City, Md.) and freshman Lindsay Hagemann (Watertown, N.Y.) all recorded one draw in the win.
Burke opened up scoring for the Nittany Lions less than two minutes into the contest on a pass from Chambers and less than two minutes later, Dutch scored off another pass from Chambers to give the Nittany Lions the 2-0 advantage with 26:37 remaining in the half. Davidson¡¯s Eloise Grose and Whitney Diefendorf scored for the Wildcats to knot the score at 2-2 with 16:45 remaining in the half, but less than 40 seconds later, Burke¡¯s second goal of the game off a pass from Havrilla put the Lions back on top, 3-2. A Lieb goal pushed the advantage to two and back to back free position goals by Chambers made the score 6-2 in favor of Penn State with 9:30 remaining in the half. The Wildcats were unable to stop the Nittany Lions as Havrilla scored two goals, and Long, Burke and Maslin each added to put Penn State up 11-2 going into halftime.
Just 11 seconds out of halftime, Dutch scored on a pass from Chambers to further increase Penn State¡¯s lead to 12-2. Two goals from Chambers and another from Lieb with 24:03 remaining in the game pushed the advantage to 13 at 15-2 before Davidson¡¯s Lindsay Frank scored to make it 15-3. But two Nittany Lion free position goals from Kontson and one goal each from Maslin and Lieb gave Penn State the 20-3 win.
Penn State remains on the road, heading to Virginia on March 11 for a 7:00 p.m. contest.
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