THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010
Women’s lacrosse cruises past Liberty, 19-2
The JU women’s lacrosse team turned in a dominant performance against Liberty, 19-2, at Episcopal High School in Jacksonville, Fla. on Thursday night.

The Dolphins (4-6, 2-0 NLC) outscored the Flames (1-3, 0-2 NLC), 16-1, in the first half, outshooting the opposition, 25-3, including scoring nine straight goals.

Freshman Emily Pepe turned in an outstanding performance for JU, tallying six points (3,3) while Jecelyn Jameson added a hat trick of her own. Goalie’s Hannah Collins and Karli Tobin split time in goal, each conceding a goal making two saves.

The Flames scored two unassisted goals by Anna Starling and Sierra Clearwater.

“We’re really starting to find our rhythm now,” said JU head coach Mindy McCord. “I’m so proud of our team and the progress that we’re making. This is a perfect start to our conference play.”

The opening score of the game came from the Dolphins in the second minute when freshman Nicole Albino found freshman Ellyn Spangenberg in the middle of the critical scoring zone for a finish over Rebekah Leuters’ left shoulder. JU would strike again when freshman Brie Kitchelt pushed a ground ball passed Leuters.

JU would score three more goals, two from freshman Cassie Campasano and another from Jamison before Liberty ended the streak.

The Flames netted their first goal when Anna Starling toed the crease and fired a shot that raced past freshman Hannah Collins. JU would answer right back with a goal by Jocelyn Jamison from Abigail Warnken.

The Dolphins would rattle off 11 more goals before the halftime buzzer sounded, including goals from Abigail Warnken, Amanda Hurley, Katie Thompson and Alicia Esteban.

Campasano opened JU’s scoring account in the second half with a great drive from the top of the critical scoring area matched by a great finish.

The Dolphins’ second goal of the second half came from Pepe on an unassisted score. Rachel Hannon finished the game off with an unassisted goal.

The Dolphins are back at the Ashley Sports Complex for one final home game on March 27 when they host Howard at noon.