(Collegeville, Pa.) – The Dickinson women's lacrosse team outscored host Ursinus, 9-3, in the second half to secure a, 16-7, win on Saturday. The Devils improved to 6-3 on the season and 2-0 in the Centennial Conference.
The Red Devils jumped out to an early lead, scoring the first four goals of the game. Sophomore Carly O'Brien (Cranbury, N.J./Princeton Day School) scored twice in the run, netting the first goal of the contest, just 47 seconds in.
First-year Caroline Clancy (Monkton, Md./Hereford) finished an assist from classmate Jennifer Morrissey (Rockville, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) to give Dickinson a 4-0 advantage with 21:23 remaining in the first half.
Elizabeth Chatburn put the Bears on the scoreboard, converting a free position at the 19:50 mark. Morrissey finished an assist from O'Brien and Ali Dawson (Carle Place, N.Y./Carle Place) found the net to extend the Devils' lead to 6-1 with 8:37 remaining in the half.
The Bears strung together three straight goals to cut the deficit to 6-4 before Clancy tallied another on a free position to five Dickinson a 7-4 lead at halftime.
The Devils struck first again to open the second half, outscoring Ursinus, 3-1, to hold a 10-5 lead with 20:53 to play in the game. Sophomore Kelly Haglund (Chevy Chase, Md./Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart) tallied all three goals during the run.
Kitty Dawson scored twice to break-up Haglund's natural hat-trick. She converted another free position goal for the Bears to make the score, 10-6, with 17:57 remaining.
Ali Dawson added a free position before O'Brien struck twice to give Dickinson a 13-6 lead. Kitty Dawson closed out the scoring for the Bears at the 8:49 mark. Dickinson added three more for the final of 16-7.
Kara Glazer (Towson, Md./Towson) scored once and handed on two assists to have a hand on three of the Devils' final four goals. Lauren Jonas (Reisterstown, Md./McDonogh) and Linzi Burstein (Alexandria, Va./TC Williams) tallied the final two goals for the Devils.
O'Brien led the attack with four goals and two assists while Dawson finished with two goals and two assists to go with a game-high 10 draw controls. Brett Whelan (Arlington, Mass./Arlington) added six draws and controlled three ground balls while Chloe Golod (Huntington, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) picked-up four ground balls to anchor the defense.
Grace Morelli (Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset) made seven saves in goal for the Red Devils. Riley Pembroke made seven stops for Ursinus in the first half while Margaret Philbin came on to make eight saves after the break.
The Red Devils improved to 6-2 overall and 2-0 in the Centennial Conference. They return home to host Gettysburg College on Wednesday night at 6:00 pm.