March 22, 2014

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Conwell Sets St. Francis Career Goal Record in Win

from press release

DOVER, Del.  – Danielle Conwell (Roxbury, N.J./Roxbury) scored four goals and became the all-time leader in Saint Francis women's lacrosse program history as she helped lead SFU to an 18-6 victory over Delaware State on Saturday afternoon.

Conwell now has 139 career goals and broke Kate Simmons (Delran, N.J./Delran) (2009-12) record of 136. The Red Flash (2-4) tied a program-best with 12 goals in the first half of play. Conwell finished with seven total points as the graduate student also added three assists against the Hornets (0-9).

Sophomore Katie Shaaf posted three goals and two assists in the win, while Rebecca Meyer (Cincinnati, Ohio/Seton) netted a season-high three goals.

Saint Francis took a 3-0 lead to start the game, Conwell scored her first not even five minutes in. Lindsay Ingram (Stewartstown, Pa./York Catholic) scored one of her two goals a minute later, followed by a tally from Casey Burk (Moorestown, N.J./Delran) with 21:53 to go in the opening period.

DSU ended its drought at the 19:16 mark, but SFU's Holly Lawrence (Damascus, Md./Damascus) scored her sixth goal of the season shortly after and SFU took a 4-1 lead. The Hornets responded again, but this time Conwell and Burk each struck again and the Flash then led 6-2 with 12:04 to go in the half.

Rachel Larson (Corning, N.Y./Corning East) then scored and forced a Delaware State timeout. The Hornets went on to score two quick goals to get back within three.

Saint Francis scored five goals in less than nine minutes to close out the period and took a 12-4 halftime lead.

Saint Francis scored three goals to open the second half, Christina Fini (Huntington, N.Y./Smithtown East) found the back of the net to give the Flash a 15-4 advantage. DSU then scored, ending nearly a 20 minute span where they went without a goal in the game.

With 11:41 to play in the game, Lawrence scored her second of the afternoon off a free position shot. SFU would score two more to put up its highest offensive output of the season.

Heather McKee (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright Bel Air) earned her first collegiate win in net, the freshman posted four saves in the first half. Kimberly Gronski (Corning, N.Y./Corning East High) led SFU with three draw controls and Rachel Wallon (Waxhaw, N.C./Charlotte Catholic) posted three ground balls.

The Red Flash also outshot DSU, 33-18.

Saint Francis will return home for a one-game stop as it takes on Davidson next Saturday at Noon.

Danielle Conwell (Roxbury, N.J./Roxbury) is now just 10 points away from becoming the all-time leader in points at Saint Francis, she has 187 currently and the record also held by Kate Simmons (Delran, N.J./Delran) is 196. Conwell also trails Simmons in the all-time assists charts by just 12.


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