McCartney, Lyons Lead Delaware to Victory over Lafayette

NEWARK, Del. Caitlin McCartney (Doylestown, Pa.) continued her career on the right foot, while sophomore Casey Lyons (Georgetown, Ontario, Canada) made a huge impact in her Delaware Stadium debut, as the duo combined for eight goals in Delaware's 11-6 win over Lafayette Wednesday evening.

McCartney scored four of her game-high five goals in the second half for the 16th hat trick of her career. The junior added three draw controls, one groundball and one caused turnover for the Blue Hens (1-1).

Lyons, a transfer from Ohio State University, collected the first hat trick of her Delaware career with three goals while also controlling two draws.

Senior Chelsea Fay (West Chester, Pa.) and sophomore Lauren VanDaniker (Perry Hall, Md.) each contributed a goal and assist in the victory. Senior Bridget Burns (Newtown Square, Pa.) also picked up her first goal of the season.

Senior Alex Alois (Andover, Mass.) and freshman Coley Ricci (Garnet Valley, Pa.) each collected four groundballs while Alois caused four Lafayette turnovers.

Lafayette received goals from six different players while suffering its second loss of the season to move to 0-2 overall.

Delaware held a 4-2 advantage at halftime before the Leopards came out in the second half and immediately scored two goals to knot things up at 4-4.

McCartney broke that deadlock with the go-ahead goal at the 22:35 mark to spark a 6-0 Blue Hens run.

Lafayette's Ana White snapped the Leopards' scoreless streak with a goal of her own with 5:47 to go, but Lyons responded just a minute later to put the Hens up, 11-5. LC would receive one more goal in the waning minutes, but it was too little, too late as Delaware walked away with the victory.

Junior goalie Alex Zaugra (Medford Lakes, N.J.) earned the win for UD as she collected five saves while playing all 60 minutes.

Lafayette's Meghan Curtin took the loss as she allowed 11 goals despite tallying 13 saves in 60 minutes of work.


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