February 23, 2011

Nine Players Score in Drexel Rout of St. Joe's

from press release

PHILADELPHIA – The Drexel women's lacrosse team dominated in the 14-2 win against Saint Joseph's. The Dragons outshot the Hawks 22-10 and had nine players knock in at least one goal at Finnesey Field. Drexel's strong defense held Saint Joseph's scoreless throughout the entire first half.

The Dragons put pressure on the Hawks early as sophomore Alyse Maiden scored in the opening minutes of the game. Senior goalkeeper Whitney Johnson made a big stop for the Dragons, which allowed Amanda Norcini to break downfield and put another point on the board for Drexel.

Junior standout Charlotte Wood and Katie Blazer kept the rally going and scored off of both free position opportunities putting Drexel up 4-0. As time winded down in the first half, Alyse Maiden fired a goal after a brilliant pass from Katie Blazer.

Saint Joseph's Jen Peters helped the Hawks close the eight-goal deficient in the beginning of the second half. Peters posted two unassisted goals and Saint Joseph's only points. Wood's free position goal put a hold on Saint Joseph's momentum and started a four-goal rally for Drexel. Maiden and Wood led the team with three goals each, while teammates Kelli Joran, Jaclyn Klunder, Amanda Gregg and Lindsey Kovar also scored for the Dragons.

Drexel's Amanda Santandrea saw action the entire second half and registered two saves in her first collegiate start. Freshmen Kelly Lynn McDevitt, Emily Bauer, Alissa Watts and Kelly Palace also had a breakout game for the Dragons. Emily Bauer tallied two groundballs on the day.

The Dragons return to action on Saturday, Feb. 26 against rival Penn. The matchup marks the last away game, before Drexel hosts a six-game homestead.


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