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Lions extend home win streak

By Anthony Caruso
Staff Writer

Karpovich scans the field in a win over Salisbury. (Photo courtesy of the Sports Information Desk)
Karpovich scans the field in a win over Salisbury. (Photo courtesy of the Sports Information Desk)

The College’s women’s lacrosse team had two blowout wins this week, both on the road and a tight win at home on Thursday, April 9.

The Lions are now 10-2 on the season. With the win on Thursday, they are a perfect 5-0 at home this season.

On Tuesday, April 7, at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J., the Lions defeated the Profs, 12-4.

Traditionally, Rowan has been a tough opponent for the College. However, this year, the Profs have struggled.

The Lions jumped out to a 7-3 lead in the first, then 5-1 in the second half in front of the 78 people in attendance for the game at Coach Wackar Stadium.

Senior Ava Fitzgerald led the Lions with six goals, including the 100th of her career, while fellow senior Kendal Borup added five. Junior Cortney Natalicchio scored the other point.

Sophomore Lions goalie Kelly Schlupp made four saves and allowed four goals in 60 minutes for the win. Her counterpart, Profs freshman Erin Horner, made eight saves and allowed 12 goals in the loss.

On Thursday night, the Lions escaped with a two-goal win over the Stevens Institute of Technology Ducks. The College won 7-5 in front of 51 fans at Lions Stadium. The loss snapped the Ducks’ eight-game winning streak.

Both teams scored three goals each in the first half, as there was a dominant defensive effort on each side. Stevens jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the half before the College battled back to score the next three goals to make it 3-2. Stevens scored in the final minute to make it 3-3 with a goal by freshman Julianna Ricci.

Borup and Fitzgerald went on to score right after halftime to give the home team a 5-3 lead. After trading goals throughout, the game stood at 7-5.

The Ducks cut the lead to 7-6 with 1:18 left in the game. However, the goal was waved off following an illegal stick.

Then, after getting possession, the College ran out the clock for the win.

Schlupp made five saves and allowed five goals in 60 minutes for the win. Stephanie Schneizer, a freshman from Stevens, made seven saves and allowed seven goals for the loss.

On Sunday, April 12, the Lions rolled past the Salisbury Sea Gulls in Salisbury, Md. They won, 10-3, at Sea Gull Stadium in front of 200 fans.

On the road, the College jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first half. In the second half, they also scored five goals, but the Sea Gulls added three of their own.

Fitzgerald and Borup each scored three goals. Sophomore Mia Blackman scored twice, while senior Erin Healy and freshman Amanda Muller scored once. Schlupp made two saves and allowed three goals in 60 minutes for the win.

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