Lebanon Valley's Offense Overpowers Immaculata

ANNVILLE, Pa. - Lebanon Valley's offense erupted for 19 goals, using big runs in both half to drop Immaculata 19-5 on a postcard-perfect day at Arnold Field.

The Dutchmen (3-2) tied the program record for goals in a game set last year against Misericordia as they dominated the midfield, leading to four goals by Jenny Simensky and hat tricks by Bailey Benz and Taylor Kruter.

Nine different Dutchmen scored and seven had multi-point games, led by Simensky's four goals and a helper and Hana Krechel's two goals and three assists. Anna Pagels tied a program single-game record with nine draw controls as LVC controlled the circle 20-6.

Lebanon Valley led 37-13 on shots and held the Mighty Macs (1-4) to a 9 for 19 clip on clears.

IU scored the game's first goal, but LVC unleashed seven straight after that starting with Pagels' free-position shot four minutes into the game. Benz and Simensky scored twice in the run along with another goal by Pagels and one from Kruter, and Krechel and Christy Wilson ended the first half with scored to make it a 9-3 game at halftime.

Simensky and IU's Kelly Kugler traded goals to start the second half, but LVC embarked on a nine-goal trip as they held the Mighty Macs scoreless for nearly 20 minutes. Benz started the rally to spark four goals in four minutes, and Kristen Rooney ended the 9-0 run at 8:27.

Corinne Palombo (3-2) and Erica Ameigh made three saves each as they split halves. Britt Worthington stopped seven in the loss.

LVC is home again Wednesday to host Susquehanna.

2012-03-17



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