February 26, 2011

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St. Joe's Starts Hot, Holds Off Wagner

from press release

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Saint Joseph's women's lacrosse team took an early, 7-0, lead and held on for its first win of the season in a 12-5 victory over Wagner on Saturday. Juniors Julie Mineweaser and Jen Peters led the Hawks with three goals apiece.

Hawks' Meghan McDevitt sparked the 7-0 SJU run, getting the Hawks on the board 2:13 into the game with a pass from junior Grace Dinn. McDevitt then set up Mineweaser for her first goal just over a minute later and scored again at the 23:32 mark off a pass from Mineweaser. Peters notched her first goal, Mineweaser added two, and Dinn netted a free-position shot in the next six minutes.

Wagner retaliated 25 seconds later with a run of their own, 4-0 to get within three, 7-4. But it was the closest the Seahawks would come as Saint Joseph's Elizabeth Fox and Francesca Volpe each scored for a 9-4 Hawk advantage at the break.

In the second half, Dinn added her second goal and while Peters scored two more to make it 12-5 with 11:19 on the clock. The Hawks defense held the Seahawks to just one shot in the remaining minutes of the game.

Saint Joseph's outshot Wagner, 39-16, and tallied 16 caused turnovers on defense. Junior Carly Kindbom had five caused turnovers while goalkeeper Kaitlin LaBarbera made nine saves between the pipes.

The Hawks, now 1-1 on the season, play at Lehigh on Wednesday. Game time is set for 3:30 p.m.


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