Penn State Women's Lacrosse Falls To Northwestern, 13-11
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., April 17, 2004 - The 18th-ranked Penn State women's lacrosse team dropped another close game to American Lacrosse Conference rival Northwestern, 13-11 this afternoon at Bigler Field. The Lions fall to 3-9 on the season and 1-2 in ALC play while the No. 9 Wildcats improve to 10-1 and 3-0 in ALC play.
Eight players scored goals for Penn State, with sophomore Lori Havrilla (Devon, Pa.), junior Emily Chambers (Valley Cottage, N.Y.) and senior Katie Hartman (Annapolis Md.) each netting two goals.
Penn State jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on a free position goal by Havrilla at the 4:52 mark and an unassisted goal by senior Jamie Donahue (Oreland, Pa.) just one minute later. Northwestern scored one goal before the Lions posted four unanswered goals. Their third goal of the game was a free position goal by senior Janique Craig (Doylestown, Pa.) at the 10:58 mark. Fifteen seconds later, Chambers scored on a pass from Craig to make the score 4-1. Penn State junior Kristen Burke (Severna Park, Md.) netted a goal on a pass from sophomore Shari Maslin (New City, N.Y.) before Maslin assisted freshman Karen Long (Ellicott City, Md.) to make the score 6-1. Northwestern answered Penn State's four goals by scoring four of its own to close the first half, which ended with Penn State at a 6-5 advantage.
Northwestern opened the second half with two goals to go on top by one before Hartman netted a free position shot at the 38:13 mark to tie the score at seven. Less than a minute later, Havrilla scored her second goal to put the Lions on top 8-7. Two more goals by the Wildcats gave them a one-goal lead before Penn State scored two of its own, just a minute apart. The first was scored by Chambers on a pass from Havrilla and the second by senior Katie Jeschke (Ellicott City, Md.) from freshman Rene¨¦ Cipro (Ellicott City, Md.). Northwestern scored a goal at the 56:12 mark to go on top 11-10 and then scored two more goals in the next two minutes to take a 13-10 lead. Hartman scored a goal with one minute to go in the game to bring the Lions within two but time ran out, and the game ended 13-11.
Junior goalkeeper Lee Tortorelli (Havertown, Pa.) recorded 15 saves in the outing.
The Nittany Lions will take on Georgtown at home this Wednesday, April 21, at 3 p.m.
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