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NCAA Lacrosse: Denver Women’s Lacrosse Falls To Louisville In 12-7 On March 1; Cardinals Use 4-0 Second Half Run To Pull Away From Pioneers

Denver Women's Lacrosse vs Louisville

University of Denver senior Meredith Harris’ (Middleburg, Va.) hat trick was not enough to overcome Louisville as the Pioneers fall to the Cardinals 12-7 on the road Saturday afternoon.
Senior Jenn Etzel (Bel Air, Md.) brought Denver (2-1) within a goal of Louisville (4-1) after scoring with 20:04 left in the second half. However, Louisville pulled away after a 4-0 run, bringing the score to 11-6 with 13:04 left in regulation.
“I’m disappointed with the loss, but there is a lot we can take away from today’s game,” said head coach Liza Kelly. “We faced a very strong team. I am proud of how hard our team worked today. We just need to clean up a few areas moving forward on the season.”
Harris placed each of her four shots on goal to go along with two draw controls and a groundball.
Sophomore Monica Lucas (Kensington, Md.) opened the scoring just a minute into the game after a feed from junior Jill Remenapp (Woodbine, Md.) Remenapp finished the game with three assists, bringing her season total to eight.
Redshirt junior Hannah Hook (Arnold, Md.) made seven saves on the day. Denver successfully converted 11-of-13 clear attempts and had nine turnovers to Louisville’s 13.
Denver opens a two game homestand this week when Vanderbilt comes to Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on Wednesday at 2 p.m. MT.

NCAA Lacrosse: San Diego State Women’s Lacrosse Earn 14-11 OT Win Over Cal Berkeley On Feb 28; Bears Rally From Down 9-4 In Second Half

San Diego State Women's Lacrosse vs Cal

The San Diego State women’s lacrosse team earned a thrilling overtime road victory over California, 14-11, in its Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) opener on Friday night at Memorial Stadium.
Junior Grace Korandovich scored a goal in each of the two three-minute overtime periods, the first coming just 38 seconds into the first overtime, to help the Aztecs defeat the Golden Bears for the first time in the program’s three-year history. It’s also the first time SDSU (3-0, 1-0 MPSF) has been undefeated through three games of the season.
“It was a very physical game, and we didn’t find our groove until overtime,” head coach Kylee White said. “We kind of beat ourselves on a couple things, but we stayed united, mentally tough and fought hard to get the win.”
Korandovich scored a career-high four goals to go with two draw controls and a caused turnover, while senior Meris Walsh recorded three goals with an assist, and junior Bailey Ewing finished with three goals.
Junior Lauren Maack added two scores for the Aztecs, while junior Lauren Paul came up big defensively with four caused turnovers and three groundballs. In addition, freshman goalkeeper Katrina Reeves tallied a career-high 10 saves, and sophomore Felice Artuso had five draw controls.
San Diego State ended the first half on a five-point scoring run, and Korandovich scored the first goal of the second half to push the Aztecs’ lead to 7-3 with 27:16 remaining. After consecutive goals from Walsh and Maack extended the lead to 9-4, Cal scored three straight to pull within two.
A Korandovich goal off an assist from freshman Vickie Porter put SDSU ahead, 11-8, but the Golden Bears (1-1, 1-1 MPSF) scored three goals in the final four minutes of regulation, capped by freshman Bella Hunter’s goal with five seconds left, to send the game into overtime. Hunter finished with a game-high five goals, while senior Paige Gasporino had two goals and three assists.
“We took (overtime) more as a new game,” White said. “We knew we didn’t play well the last 15 minutes (of regulation), but overtime was a fresh start to play our game. We came out ready to put them away.”
San Diego State continues its road trip through Northern California on Sunday, as the Aztecs take on Saint Mary’s at SMC Recreational Field beginning at 1 p.m. PT.

NCAA Lacrosse: USC Women’s Lacrosse Falls To Marist 12-10 On Feb 28; Red Foxes Use Two Second Half Runs To Hand Trojans Season-Opening Loss

USC Women's Lacrosse vs Marist

The USC women’s lacrosse team (0-1) battled the elements and a last-minute change of venue in its first game of the 2014 season but came up short, 12-10, in a hard-fought contest with Marist (2-1) on Friday, Feb. 28. Due to inclement weather and field conditions, the Women of Troy moved their match from McAlister Field’s natural grass to the synthetic turf of Cromwell Field located at the heart of the USC campus within Loker Track Stadium.
The Trojans got three points each from sophomores Caroline Cordrey and Amanda Johansen. Cordrey led the USC attack with three goals while Johansen had a pair of helpers to go with a goal of her own. A pair of freshmen put their names into the books as midfielder Alex Moore scored two goals, caused a turnover, and picked up a ground ball. Midfielder Danielle Doherty scored one and grabbed a draw control for the Trojans.
Sophomore midfielder Haleigh Dalmass picked up a pair of free-position goals while sophomore attacker Caroline de Lyra finished with one goal and two ground balls. On defense, sophomore Courtney Tarleton had a team-high three draw controls and a ground ball to go with a pair of caused turnovers. Sophomore netminder Liz Shaeffer produced six saves and led all players with four ground balls. Shaeffer also caused a pair of turnovers.
For the Red Foxes, Jamie Romano made her presence felt as she led all players with four goals. Romano topped the charts with nine draw controls and added a caused turnover and a ground ball to her final stat line. Jackie DiMaria had three goals and a ground ball while goalie Abigail Witczak had two to go with eight saves; seven in the second half.
USC jumped in front early on with the first two goals of the game; one from Johansen, and the other on a Johansen pass to Cordrey. Though the Foxes charged back, the Trojans maintained a two-goal lead at 5-3 on a free-position goal by Moore with 6:15 left in the first half. Marist pressed the issue and came up with two goals to knot the score at five-all heading into the break.
The Red Foxes seized momentum and completed a 4-0 run at the 23:19 mark in the second half as DiMaria scored from a free position. Cordrey kept the Trojans within striking distance with her goal at 21:03 left in the game, but the Red Foxes went on another tear to score the next four goals including two within a minute of each other by Romano. Down, 11-6, the Trojans regrouped and scored three unanswered goals, one each by Moore, Doherty, and de Lyra to close the gap to two points at 11-9.
Marist had one more burst to go up by three with just over five minutes left in the game when Emily Leonard scored unassisted. The Red Foxes kept the ball away long enough to burn the clock down to its nubs before Dalmass found the back of the net on a free-position shot for the last goal of the day.