Widener Uses a Seven-Goal Run to Down Pacers

Chester, PA - Widener used a seven-goal run that started late in the first half and carried over midway into the second half on their way to a 16-8 victory over visiting Marywood in non-conference action on Friday evening. The Pride improve to 4-3 on the season with the win, while Pacers record moves to 5-3 this spring.

Widener scored the first three goal of Saturday evening's game before Brooke Bondurant put Marywood on the board with an unassisted goal with 25:10 to play in the first half to start a run of four unanswered goals by the Pacers that put the hosts up 4-3 with 18:21 remaining in the stanza. Sarah Caughy scored twice during the run and Diana D'Achille also found net in the spurt.

After the Pride leveled the score at four-apiece, Taylor McKeown put Marywood back in front by converting a free-position shot with 15:12 showing on the first period clock. Widener responded with the next three goals to hold a 7-5 advantage, but McKeown's second tally from the eight-meter arc brought the Pacers back to within a single goal with 5:42 to play in the period. The Pride scored the final four goals of the first half though and held an 11-6 lead at halftime.

Widener extended their lead to 14-6 by netting the first three tallies in the second half but D'Achille halted the Pride's seven-goal run with 11:12 remaining. The hosts restored their eight-goal cushion with 7:29 showing before D'Achille completed her hat-trick with 2:56 to play. Widener capped the scoring by scoring with just 1:10 left in the game.

Rachel Porter scored four goals and added one assist to lead Widener's attack while Angie Goff (4 goals) and Julia Costello (1 goal, 3 assists) each had four points in the win. Megan Dunn made 11 saves in nearly 49 minutes in the Pride's goal to earn the win while Linda Salcedo made two stops over the final 11:12 in net.

D'Achille's three goals led Marywood's attack while Caughy and McKeown finished the night with two goals apiece. D'Achille led the Pacers with five draw controls while Ashley Cavellier collected a team-best three groundballs. Leigha Dolcemascolo went the distance in Marywood's cage, making eight stops for the contest.

Widener held a 33-25 advantage in shots for the game while winning 21 groundballs to nine for the Pacers. The Pride also claimed a slim, 14-12 edge in draw controls on the evening.

Marywood resumes the Colonial States Athletic Conference portion of their schedule on Monday evening when they play host to Rosemont College at 5:00 p.m. on the Pacers' Turf Field.

2012-03-30



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