Griffins Lose Second CACC Contest to Lady Chargers

Orangeburg, NY (4/14/2012) Chestnut Hill completed their CACC season series with Dominican this afternoon. The Lady Chargers used a mid first-half run to separate from the Griffins for a 14-8 victory. Junior attack Nicole Covella (Vineland, NJ) led the Griffin effort with three goals, three ground balls, and two caused turnovers.

Dominican College (4-7, 4-4) scored 20 seconds into the affair, 1-0 (29:40), but Chestnut Hill College (2-9, 2-6) evened the spread on an unassisted goal from junior midfielder Lindsay Alexander (Huntingdon Valley, PA) just 35 seconds later, 1-1 (29:05), before two more Lady Chargers scores and a unassisted strike from Covella made it 3-2 with 23:17 still remaining in the opening period.

Ignited by sophomore midfielder KC Jentzen (Peal River, NY) and capped by the play of senior midfielder Aubree Williams (Great Meadows, NJ) the Lady Chargers used as four-goal run to separate for a 7-2 lead with 4:25 left until halftime. Covella would score once more before halftime, 7-3 (1:20), but the Lady Chargers proved too much for the Griffins, getting two goals from freshman attack Allison Smithwick (Commack, NY), 9-3, before winning the game on a 14-8 final.

Freshman midfielder Gina Sparaco (Freeport, NY) led the Lady Chargers with three goals, a ground ball, a draw control, and a caused turnover. Smithwick also scored three goals while recording two ground balls and seven draw controls. Jentzen and Williams each totaled two goals, Jentzen also provide two assists and three draws while Williams also offered a helper. In goal, sophomore Veronica Iozzi (Chester, NJ) earned the win (4-7) with 12 saves and two ground balls.

Joining Covella on the Griffin attack, junior Christina Squillante (Kings Park, NY) contributed two goals, two assists, a ground ball, and a draw, while Alexander hustled for three ground balls and caused a turnover in addition to her single score. Junior midfielder Erica Eaby (Lancaster, PA) and junior goalkeeper Jenn Delahanty (Staten Island, NY) led the Griffins defensively; Eaby with two caused turnovers, three ground balls, and an assist, and Delahanty with 11 saves and two ground balls in the loss (2-9).

The women's lacrosse team plays their next CACC contest at Holy Family University on Tuesday, April 17 with a 4:00 p.m. opening draw.


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