No. 8 Lock Haven Cruises in Upset of No. 5 West Chester

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. Jessica Pandolf (Holbrook, N.Y./Sachem North) and Rachel Ward (Fishers, Ind./Bishop Chatard) combined for seven goals and goalie Chrissy Baffuto (Long Valley, N.J./West Morris Central) made a career-high 10 saves, as No. 8 Lock Haven was too much for rival and fifth-ranked West Chester in an 11-6 victory.

With the win, Lock Haven (12-1, 9-0 PSAC) moves in sole possession of first place in the PSAC standings. The win over West Chester (11-3, 8-1 PSAC) was The Haven's ninth straight and kept LHU perfect in conference play.

Pandolf finished with four goals, while Ward netted a hat trick.

Emily Cilla (Kings Park, N.Y./Kings Park) added a pair of goals and Kelly Hamilton (Warrington, Pa./Washington Township) and Lindsay Walbrant (Souderton, Pa./Souderton) both scored once.

Chelsea Borrino (Webster, N.Y./Webster Thomas) ran Lock Haven's offense throughout and finished with a game-high four assists.

Baffuto locked down a tremendous defensive effort. Her 10 saves were a season and career-high as she was brilliant throughout and helped maintain Lock Haven's momentum.

Walbrant was all over the field for Lock Haven and her third goal of the year, helped capped off an all-around tough performance on defense.

Jenna Dingler (Washington Township, N.J./Washington Township) turned in a fine game and was credited with three caused turnovers.

Just over five minutes into the game, Cilla put LHU up 1-0, but a little over a minute later West Chester had answered and made it 1-1.

Lock Haven started to roll from there and scored the next four goals of the game, stretching the lead to 5-1 with 8:47 left in the first half.

LHU led 7-3 at halftime and added four second-half tallies on the way to the huge win.

Lock Haven returns to action on Tuesday, April 23 at 4:00 p.m. when the Lady Eagles host No. 13 IUP in PSAC action.


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