Women's Lacrosse Crushes Immaculata 18-2
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - It was another game, another double-digit win for the Swarthmore College women's lacrosse team, as the Garnet (4-1, 0-0) scored the first 14 goals of the game and never looked back, easily defeating visiting Immaculata 18-2 on Thursday evening from Clothier Field Stadium.
Nine different players found the back of the net for Swarthmore, led by four-goal performances from junior Annelise Mowry and sophomore Annalise Penikis (Swarthmore, Pa./Strath Haven). Freshman Corinne Sommi had an outstanding all-around game, finishing with a game-high four assists while adding a hat trick. Senior Emily Evans netted a pair of goals while junior Marie Mutryn, junior Maddie Williams (Kennett Square, Kennett), junior Phoebe Hansen, sophomore Beth Martin and sophomore Samantha Panepinto all scored to round out the Garnet's dynamic offensive showing.
Swarthmore has now won three consecutive games, all by at least 11 goals.
The contest was never in doubt, as Swarthmore scored four goals - three from Mowry - in the opening five minutes of the game, taking a 4-0 lead before the Mighty Macs could even have time to unpack their bags.
With the early lead, the Garnet would not let its foot off the throttle, scoring 11 more goals before Immcualta would even get on the scoreboard. An unassisted goal from Sommi with 3:13 left before the half made it a 14-0 Swat advantage. The Mighty Macs finally stopped the bleeding with a goal from Emily Hallett moments later, but it was just a small dent into the Garnet's massive lead, as Swarthmore took a 14-1 lead into the locker room.
In the second half, the Garnet mostly played it conservatively, scoring four more goals with every healthy player getting a chance to see the field.
Penikis helped guide the Garnet offensive attack by winning 10 draw controls.
Sophomore Nicole Vanchieri earned a game-high five ground balls while causing two turnovers.
Hallett scored both goals for the Mighty Macs.
In goal, freshman Michelle Ammerman made three saves.
Swarthmore opens Centennial Conference play on Saturday when it hosts Ursinus at noon.