Lawrence Has 9 Pts, as Hood Triumphs over PSU-Abington

FREDERICK, Md.--Senior Caitlin Lawrence of Hood (3-3) became the program's all-time leader in total scoring with a four-goal, five-assist performance in Saturday's 16-5 non-conference victory over Penn State-Abington (0-5) at Thomas Athletic Field.

The Blazers and Nittany Lions played with heavy hearts on this day, as both programs paid tribute to the tragic loss of Seton Hill University women's lacrosse head coach Kristie Quigley and her unborn son, Jackson, who passed away last Saturday in a bus accident. Players from both teams wore red and yellow ribbons to honor their memory and Hood head coach Molly Evans and Abington head coach Noelle Powell placed a red and yellow rose in a vase during a moment of silence. The roses remained on the sidelines throughout the contest.

Lawrence had a hand in nine of Hood's 16 goals on the day to lift her team-best totals on the season to 25 goals and 13 assists (38 points). In doing so, she surpassed former teammate Kelsey Blackwell '11 for the all-time scoring lead and now has 149 career points (115 goals, 34 assists), eclipsing Blackwell's tally of 145 (102 goals, 43 assists) from 2008-11. Lawrence is also Hood's career leader in goals scored.

Also contributing to the scoring were Megan Feldtmose and Brigid Ayer with three goals apiece, Ashley Kitzmiller and Bailey Czech both with a pair and Miriah Stone and Kimi Brunot with single tallies. Ayer also dished two assists and Czech and KayLynn McCarthy had one apiece. Hood led 11-4 at halftime and outscored the Nittany Lions 5-1 in the second half.

Lauren Couch stopped 16 shots on the day in the net and secured her third win of the season.

Abington edged the Blazers in draws, 12-11, and outshot Hood, 29-24. Tori Kimberly finished with four unassisted goals while Nichole Hayes added one and secured eight draws.

Hood begins its inaugural Commonwealth Conference schedule Thursday hosting Albright College at 3:30 p.m.

2013-03-23



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