March 5, 2011

Rutgers Buries Delaware with Strong Second Half

from press release

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- Corrine Drost and Chelsea Fay eached scored twice, but it was not enough as the University of Delaware women's lacrosse team fell to the BIG EAST's Rutgers University 13-5 Saturday afternoon at the RU Turf Field.

Drost finished the day with three points, scoring twice and tallying one assist. Fay (at right) scored her two goals on a game-high five shots on goal. Holly Burman scored the Hens' only other goal on the afternoon, while Kalyn McDonough chipped in an assist.

Rutgers, which received votes in the most recent IWLCA Coaches' Poll, had four players score multiple goals, including hat tricks from Kristen Anderson and Ali Steinber. Anderson finished the afternoon with a game-high four points, dishing out an assist.

In goal for Delaware (2-2), senior Makenzie Worthington made nine saves while playing all 60 minutes. Morgan Leonard and Angela Biciocchi each grabbed two groundballs.

The Knights jumped out to an early 3-0 nothing before Fay tallied her first goal of the afternoon, finishing a pass from McDonough. Rutgers, who improved to 3-1 on the season, scored twice more before the the Hens pulled within two points of the lead.

Drost scored back-to-back goals to finish the first half, sending Delaware into the halftime break, down just 5-3.

In the second half, the Knights' offense came to life as they outscored the Blue Hens 8-2. The Hens were kept off the scoreboard until midway through the second half when Fay found the back of the net for the second time, halting a four-goal Rutgers run. The Knights scored twice more before Burman scored her goal. Rutgers scored two more goals before the end of the game.

Fay took a game-high 10 shots, while Drost took four, putting three of those attempts on cage. Drost was the only Blue Hen to convert a free position shot, going one-for-one on the day.

Along the backline, freshman defender Alex Alois caused three turnovers, as did McDonough. Leonard also had two caused turnovers.

Delaware dominated draw controls, paced by three each from McDonough and freshman Bridget Burns, getting 13 as a team while only allowing Rutgers seven. Drost and Lindsey Coon, playing for the first time this season, each had a pair of draw controls.

The Knights went four-for-six in free position shots, including two-for-three by Stephanie Anderson.


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