Marywood Crushes College of Notre Dame

Scranton, PA Six different players recorded multi-point performances to lead Marywood University to a convincing, 25-4 victory over the College of Notre Dame in the Colonial States Athletic Conference opener for both teams on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Pacers improve to 3-2 on the season (1-0 CSAC) while the Gators fall to 1-4 overall and 0-1 in conference play.

After just 46 seconds of play had passed in Saturday's contest, Marywood owned a 3-0 lead behind goals from Kimberly Commisso, Meg Barbarino, and Liz Fowler. Allison Terry put Notre on the board by taking advantage of a free-position opportunity at the 28:17 mark, but the Pacers countered by scoring the game's next five goals to hold an 8-1 with 24:43 to play in the opening half. Diana D'Achille netted three goals during the run while Taylor McKeown and Sarah Caughy also tallied for the Pacers.

Terry netted her second goal of the game for the Gators at the 22:26 mark, but Marywood closed the half by outscoring Notre Dame 12-1 over the final 19:48 to hold a commanding, 20-3 lead at halftime. Caughy, McKeown, Allie Sodl, D'Achille, Kathy DiGiacomo, and Commisso all scored at least one goal during the spurt for Marywood.

The Pacers would outscore the Gators 5-1 in the second half with McKeown factoring in each of the second half tallies for Marywood, scoring one while dishing out assists on the Pacers' four other second-half tallies. McKeown, who now has 199 career points, tied a school record with her four assists.

Marywood held a dominant statistical advantage across the board including a 39-11 advantage in shots, winning the groundball battle 21-9, and collecting 20 of the games 29 draw controls.

D'Achille (6 goals, 3 assists) and McKeown (5 goals, 4 assists) each had nine points to lead Marywood. Commisso added eight points on five goals and three assists while Caughy (3 goals), Sodl (3 goals), and DiGiacomo (1 goal, 2 assists) each added three point games. Freshmen Ashley Cavellier and Lauren Indelicato also added the first points of their respective collegiate careers on assists.

Megan Planz made three saves in the first half between Marywood's pipes to pick up the win while Leigha Dolcemascolo made two stops in the second half.

Terry finished the afternoon with three goals for Notre Dame, who got nine saves from goalie Nicole Walters. Marywood is back in action tomorrow afternoon as they visit Alfred University in a non-conference tilt scheduled for 2:00 p.m.

2011-03-19



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