Archive: August, 2011
PHILADELPHIA- Kelly Scanlon led the Explorers’ attack with a match-high 12 kills as the volleyball team fell to Towson, 3-0, (25-18, 25-19, 25-17) on Tuesday evening at Tom Gola Arena.
Junior Breanna Mazalewski had 14 digs and senior Kourtney Clark managed a match-high 21 assists. Junior Samantha Tulskie also added six kills for the Explorers.
“We’re working hard,” head coach Dave Stever said. “Our outside hitters are strong this year and we’re working to put the pieces together out on the court.”
WASHINGTON, DC –Sophomore Olivia Shoemaker and freshman Maddy Tettelbach each scored two goals to lead the La Salle field hockey team to a 4-1 victory over Georgetown in the season opener. Shoemaker scored in the second minute of the game and the Explorers never looked back in handing the Hoyas the defeat.
"I was very pleased with the team's performance today in the first game of the season," head coach Michelle Marks said. "I thought we came out strong and played a solid 70 minutes. We had good production in the circle and a great showing by Olivia and Maddy. I look forward to continuing this level of play in our games this coming weekend as we prepare for Rider and Columbia."
Tettelbach, playing just outside her hometown of Fairfax Station, Va. made her presence felt in her first collegiate game. Her first goal, which she deposited inside the left post, turned out to be the game-winner after giving the visitors a 2-1 lead in the 19th minute.
“I was a little nervous because it was my first game,” Tettelbach said. “But having my mom there on the sideline gave me confidence to play well.”
The score remained 2-1 through halftime until Shoemaker found the back of the cage for the second time in the contest after a scramble in front of the cage in the 41st minute.
“I got a beautiful ball from Becca Chylack and got a nice touch on it,” Shoemaker said.
Just over two minutes later, Tettelbach scored her second goal to make it 4-1.
“The win means a lot,” Tettelbach said. “It was a complete team effort and shows we are going to have a great season. It was a good way to start off the season.”
The La Salle (1-0) defense, paced by freshman goalie Lisa Shaffer's (Hershey, Pa. / Lower Dauphin) seven saves, held the Hoyas scoreless the rest of the contest. Shaffer was playing in her first collegiate game, as well as fellow defender Olivia Leaman. The Explorers started six players who were sophomores or younger.
Catherine Shugrue scored for Georgetown (0-2). Briana Pereira made three saves for the Hoyas.
La Salle is back in action on Friday when it visits Rider at 7 PM.
Philadelphia - Juliana Speroni broke a scoreless tie early in the second half and Jenna Lindsay scored an insurance goal in the final seconds as Drexel defeated Delaware State, 2-0. Lindsay's goal was her 20th in her career, tying her for the school record for career goals. The Dragons improved to 1-1-1.
Speroni broke a scoreless tie in the 71st minute. Jenna Lindsay drove in on the right side and dropped a nice pass to Speroni, who fired a shot past the Hornets' keeper to give the Dragons their first goal of the game and of the season. The Dragons continue to apply pressure on Delaware State. The Hornets remained close as Katelyn Kosolosky made eight saves in the game.
Lindsay iced the game with her record-tying goal in the waning seconds. The senior put home career goal number 20 after a feed from Megan Hammaker was deflected. Lindsay tied the record set by Aleka Yiantsos.
Philadelphia – The 18th-ranked Drexel field hockey team defeated Fairfield, 2-1, on Monday afternoon. The Dragons recorded 15 shots and seven penalty corners, to just five shots and two corners for the Stags. The win moved Drexel to 2-0 on the season, while Fairfield dropped to 1-1.
With a little less than 10 minutes remaining in the first half, senior Monica Baick was able to connect with Lindsay McArdle on a penalty corner and put the Dragons ahead by one, 1-0. Freshman Christina Conrad scored her first collegiate goal right before the time expired. Drexel led by two, 2-0, at the end of the first half.
In the opening minutes of the second half, Fairfield looked to create momentum after Felicitas Heinen scored off of a penalty corner. Senior goalkeeper Brooke Underwood made a big save less than two minutes later, which helped the Dragons hold onto the 2-1 lead for the remainder of the game. Underwood tallied five saves in the victory. She now has 10 on the season.
PHILADELPHIA – The Explorer volleyball team ended the La Salle Invitational with a 3-1 (23-25, 20-25, 25-23, 15-25) loss to Providence on Saturday morning at Tom Gola Arena. Sophomore Rachel Finkbeiner was named to the All-Tournament team.
The loss gave La Salle a 1-2 record at the tournament.
Junior Kelly Scanlon ended the match with a double-double of 16 kills and 14 digs for La Salle. Finkbeiner also posted double-digit kills with 11. Junior Breanna Mazalewski and freshman Jennifer Whelan each added 19 digs. Senior Kourtney Clark had 37 assists.
AMBLER, Pa.— Trailing by a goal just seven minutes into Friday's contest with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County at the Ambler Sports Complex, Temple women's soccer found a way to battle back and take a 2-1 victory out of the Retrievers. The Owls and Retrievers needed moiré time to decide a victor, but junior Casey Greco nabbed the team's second win of the season in double overtime. With the win, the Owls improve to 2-0-0 and are now off to their best start to a season since 1992.
UMBC controlled the game in the opening minutes of the match, which led to Amy Savage's unassisted goal inside the seventh minute.
Savage's 15-yarder went above redshirt junior goalkeeper Tara Murphy for the Retriever's early advantage. From that point on, Murphy stopped everything else that came her way.
Saint Joseph's Casey Robinson Wins Sinlges and Doubles Titles at 14th Annual Pennsylvania State Tennis Championships
PHILADELPHIA - Saint Joseph's Casey Robinson continued to have a stellar summer as the junior women's tennis player claimed both the singles and doubles titles at the 14th Annual Pennsylvania State Tennis Championships at Aronimink Golf Club.
Playing the week of August 7-13, Robinson advanced through the 32-player field in the open singles draw to claim the individual title. Robinson opened play with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Serenity Lash, before posting a hard-fought 4-6, 7-6, 7-6 victory over second seed Tessa Lyons of the University of North Carolina.
In the semifinals, Robinson earned the win as her opponent, Jennifer Newman, was forced to withdraw from the competition. Facing top-seeded Veronica Corning of Boston College in the title match, Robinson took the first set, 7-5, then closed out the match with a 6-3 win in the second set to claim the singles championship.
SAINT JOSEPH’S WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ADDS THREE TRANSFER
PHILADELPHIA – Saint Joseph's women's basketball announced the additions of three transfer student-athletes Tuesday afternoon. Senior Chatilla Van Grinsven (Helmond, Netherlands/Dr. Knippenberg College), junior Kelsey Berger (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) and sophomore Natasha Cloud (Broomall, Pa./Cardinal O’Hara) will join the team this season, but can not play for the Hawks until 2012-13 per NCAA transfer rules.