March 29, 2012
Women's Lacrosse Powers Past the Mighty Macs, 19-3
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - The Swarthmore women's lacrosse team (7-2) continued their offensive romp with a 19-3 victory over the Immaculata Might Macs (1-7) on Thursday evening at the Draper Walsh Stadium.
The first half of the game would see the most action, with fourteen goals from the Garnet. Mowry kicked things off with a goal in the third minute and then the duo of Mutryn and Penikis would combine for two goals and two assists, respectively to make the game 3-0 in the fifth minute.
The Mighty Macs scored less than a minute later, only for their efforts to be followed by four more goals from the blazing Garnet offense. Whitacre and Sommi scored unassisted and Mowry followed with a goal thanks to an assist from Penikis.
Whitacre capped off their run with a goal off of a free position shot in the tenth minute to put the Garnet ahead 7-1.
The Macs would score in the thirteenth minute, but it would be to no avail as the Garnet would go on a seven goal run before the half concluded.
They scored five of their seven goals within three minutes. Mutryn scored off a Mowry assist and Sommi scored unassisted in the eighteenth minute. Mutryn struck again thanks to an assist from Penikis and Martin scored unassisted in the nineetenth minute.
Vanchieri capped off the Garnet's fierce run with a goal in the twentieth minute thanks to an assist from Sommi.
To make things even sweeter, the freshman duo of Lentricchia and Bachman combined for a goal in the 24th minute and Lentricchia concluded the half with a quick goal off of a free position shot in the 28th minute to end the half 14-2.
Both teams tightened up play in the second half, which would see less offensive action from both teams.
Denney struck first in the third minute off of Penikis' fifth assist of the game only to have the Mighty Macs respond with a goal in the seventh minute.
After that, it would be all Swarthmore with the women scoring four goals to end another outstanding performance. Sipperly, Penikis, and Bachman all scored goals from assists from Lentricchia and the duo of Denney and Tierney sealed the deal in the seventeenth minute to make the game 19-3.
The women look to keep up the goal production when they face Centennial Conference opponent Gettysburg College on Saturday, March 31st. Action is slated for 1:00 p.m. in Gettysburg.