#6 West Chester Routs St. Andrews, Stays Undefeated

LAURINBURG, N.C.-Sophomore Anna Egeln (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) had a season-high two points for the St. Andrews Presbyterian College women's lacrosse team in a 24-5 loss to No. 6 nationally ranked West Chester University on Wednesday afternoon.

The undefeated Golden Rams (2-0) led 14-1 at halftime before rolling to the 19-goal victory. The Lady Knights (1-4) played on no rest, having lost two non-conference games in less than 24 hours.

Junior Claire Grimwood (Hopewell, N.J.) scored in the opening minute and West Chester never trailed. The Golden Rams scored the first four goals before sophomore Megan Jolly (Waterloo, N.Y.) scored the Knights lone goal of the first half on a free-position shot at the 23:38 mark.

Grimwood tallied three of her four goals and both of her assists in the first half to finish with a game-high six points.

West Chester held SAPC without a goal for a 35-minute stretch before Jolly netted her second goal at the 17:54 mark of the second half. The Golden Rams built a 21-2 advantage before trading the final six goals to win by the same 19-goal margin.

St. Andrews received goals off the sticks of Egeln, junior Allie Faulhaber (Apex, N.C.), and senior Carrie Jones (Spring Hope, N.C.) in the final quarter of play. Jolly assisted on Faulhaber's goal to finish with a three-point performance.

Freshman Lauren Glassey (Exton, Pa.) tied Grimwood with four Golden Ram goals while Julia Walsh (West Chester, Pa.) posted a hat trick. Walsh and Glassey both finished with five points with the duo providing two and one assists, respectively.

West Chester had 10 different goal scorers with senior Gabreille Stitz (Hatboro, Pa.), senior Nicole Haines (Malvern, Pa.), junior Brittany Moore (Media, Pa.), and sophomore Alyssa Gallen (glen Mills, Pa.) slinging two goals apiece.

Rams' freshman goalkeeper Kelly Martin (Whitby, Canada) made four of her five saves in the second half to earn the win in her collegiate debut. Junior Morgan Achilles (Geneva, N.Y.) had a game-high eight stops between the pipes for the Knights.

West Chester held a commanding 47-12 shot and 21-10 ground ball advantages. The Golden Rams only committed 11 turnovers compared to 25 by the Knights while also scoring five player-up goals on three SAPC yellow cards.

The Royal Blue & White won 16 of 31 draw controls with sophomore Shana Schroeder (Newark, N.Y.) winning four draws for the Knights. Sophomore Erin Oczkowski (Warrington, Pa.) who had one goal and one assist logged a team-high four ground balls for the visitors.

St. Andrews will next play a neutral site game against No. 3 Lock Haven University on Friday night at Queens University of Charlotte starting at 7:00 p.m.

2010-03-10



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