March 14, 2012

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Saint Joseph's Upends Manhattan For Fourth Win

from press release

PHILADELPHIA - The Saint Joseph's women's lacrosse team used a 12-goal first half to hold off Manhattan, 14-12, on Wednesday afternoon at Finnesey Field. Grace Dinn netted five goals to lead the Hawks to their fourth victory.

Carly Kindbom, Grace Dinn and Michele Granger each scored a goal apiece in the first seven minutes to grab an early lead as SJU gathered momentum. After a free position goal by Manhattan, Dinn scored her second of the day to make the score 4-1.

The Jaspers would add another goal before the Hawks used two goals apiece by Val Paolucci and Meghan McDevitt and another from Gwen Nihill to string together a 5-0 run. Both squads would trade three goals to end the half 12-5, in favor of SJU.

McDevitt opened the second half with a goal at 29:11 while Dinn added her fifth of the day to make the score 14-5. In the final 18 minutes of play, Manhattan went on a seven-goal run to threaten the Hawks. Saint Joseph's would prevail by controlling the ball for the final 2 minutes.

Alisha Aquilino made 10 saves in net for Hawks with six coming in the second half.

The shots were tied at 26 on the afternoon while Manhattan held an advantage in draw controls 17-11.Saint Joseph's will return to action on Saturday when it travels to Old Dominion to take on the Monarchs. Game time is set for noon.


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