Red Devils Strike Early in 18-8 Win at Ursinus

Photo by Matt O'Haren
Photo by Matt O'Haren

(COLLEGEVILLE, Pa.) – The Dickinson women's lacrosse team jumped out to an early lead and posted an 18-8 win at Ursinus College on Saturday.

The Red Devils opened a 5-0 advantage to start the game as five different players found the back of the net.

The Bears broke up the run with a goal at the 17:54 mark before Liv Yeagle (Collegeville, Pa./Spring-Ford) tallied her second of the game and Riley Kuehn (Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington) scored to stretch the lead to 7-1.

Ursinus made a small run, netting three straight before Erika Bloes (Riverside, Conn./Greenwich) went behind the back for a beautiful goal off an assist from Greta Holt (Alexandria, Va./Episcopal) to make the score 8-4.

Hayden Posencheg (Newtown Square, Pa./Friends' Central) closed out the half, scoring with just 20 seconds on the clock to give Dickinson a 9-5 lead at halftime.

Laurie Travaglini (Darien, Conn./Darien) scored the first goal of the game and struck first to open the second half with another early strike. Maddy Gesner (West Newton, Mass./Kimball Union Academy) extended the lead to 11-5 before Ursinus put together a pair of goals to pull within four.

The Red Devils went on a run to take control, scoring the next six goals behind a pair from Bloes and two assists from Holt to lead the way.

The Bears tallied one more before Katherine Kerin (Franklin Lakes, N.J./Indian Hill) and Yeagle tacked on goals for the final of 18-8.

Bloes and Yeagle each finished with a hat-trick while Holt scored one, dished out four assists and controlled a game-high six draws.

Gesner added four draws and two caused turnovers to her two goals while Travaglini grabbed three draws on the day. Ella Marks (Littleton, Colo./Colorado Academy) and Avery Priest (San Rafael, Calif./St. Ignatius Prep) split time in goal, each finished with five saves.

The Red Devils improve to 1-3 on the season and 1-2 in the Centennial Conference. They travel to Muhlenberg College on Wednesday for a 4:00 pm start.

Today's game was played in dedication to childhood cancer research and treatment. Funds raised in support of this cause will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital cares for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Their mission is to advance cures, and means of prevention, through research and treatment. They treat children regardless of their ability to pay, and no St. Jude patient will ever receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food- because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. 

For the remaining four games, donations are being collected using the following link.

https://pledgeit.org/dwl-be-better-campaign

You can donate to the specific cause by choosing the name of the organization with your donation, or to the general page, to be dispersed evenly between the organizations at the end of the season.