Pacers Down Mighty Macs for Fifth-Straight Victory

Scranton, PA Allie Sodl scored the 100th point of her career and Katie Sullivan recorded the 500th save of her career as Marywood University topped Immaculata University 19-12 in Colonial States Athletic Conference women's lacrosse action on Thursday evening. The Pacers, who got nine goals from Taylor McKeown, matched a program record with their seventh win of the season while improving to 7-2 overall and 3-0 in the CSAC.

Marywood built a 4-1 lead over the first 4:48 of the game behind three goals from McKeown (Nashua, NH) and one by Meg Barbarino (Endwell, NY). Immaculata responded with goals by Kacie O'Neill and Lauren Bigos to cut their deficit to one goal, but the Pacers would score four of the final five goals of the first half to take an 8-4 lead into the break. McKeown, Sodl (Coplay, PA), Kelly Kryspin (Hopatcong, NJ), and Alexis Willey (Hummelstown, PA) would all tally first half markers for Marywood.

McKeown, the current NCAA Division III leader in goals and points, scored twice in the opening minute of the second stanza, as Marywood stretched their lead to 10-4. The two teams would trade goals for the next 16 and a half minutes with the Pacers holding a 15-10 advantage with 12:14 to play. McKeown, who now has 51 goals on the season, potted her ninth marker of the contest with 9:25 to play and Jennifer Silvestri (Warwick, NY) found the back of the net just over a minute later.

Immaculata's Alysia Remaley got one back for the visitors with 6:37 remaining, but Sodl gave the Pacers an 18-11 lead by scoring her 33rd goal of the season at the 4:21 mark. Sodl's goal gave the junior the 100th point of her career and the midfielder tacked on another one with just under three minutes to play. The Mighty Macs' Emily Hallett closed out the scoring with an unassisted tally with 21 seconds to play.

Sullivan (Merrick, NY) made 10 saves on the evening, including the 500th of her career, to pick up the win. Brittany Worthington made 12 saves for Immaculata, who fell to 1-7 overall and 0-3 in conference play with the loss.

The Pacers held a 41-26 advantage in shots for the game and a 30-24 edge in groundballs for the game.

Marywood returns to action on Saturday when they host Cabrini College in a CSAC match-up slated to begin at 12:00 p.m. in Scranton.

2010-03-26



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