Women’s Lacrosse Defeats Holy Family, 24-4, as Avanzato Notches 100th Career Goal

Women’s Lacrosse Defeats Holy Family, 24-4, as Avanzato Notches 100th Career Goal

PHILADELPHIA – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) women's lacrosse team (4-7, 3-1 CACC) hung a season-high 24 goals on Holy Family (1-9, 1-4 CACC) Tuesday afternoon from Ravenhill Field to win 24-4 as senior Kathryn Avanzato scored her 100th career goal.

Jefferson scored the first five goals of the contest with Avanzato converting the fourth on an assist from freshman Camryn Sullivan for her 100th career goal. Jefferson scored 13 goals in the first half to get a running clock for the last 6:41 of the opening period.

The Rams put up the first four goals of the second half to extended their lead up to 14 at 17-3.

Holy Family scored its final goal with 18:47 on the clock while Jefferson tacked on an additional seven to win by the 24-4 final.

Senior Samantha Ryder scored a game-high five goals and added an assist for six points to go along with a game-high nine draw controls.

Junior Laura Dunne, freshman Camryn Sullivan and sophomore Sarah von Lange all scored four goals in the victory.

Avanzato scored an additional two goals after her 100th to finish with three on the day while dishing out three assists for six points. The senior caused four turnovers defensively.

Sophomore Erin Eckert accounted for a game- and career-high seven points behind three goals and four assists. She also caused four Holy Family turnovers.

Freshman Lauren Najarian scored her first collegiate goal in the first half, which also came as her first career points.

Sophomore Victoria Raimondi (W, 4-5) made six saves in goal across her 60 minutes of action.

Jefferson dominated on draw controls, winning 22-7 with Ryder (9) and von Lange (7) and freshman Erin Campbell (5) leading the way. The 22 draw controls came as a season-high for Jefferson.

The 24 goals were the most since defeating Felician, 25-2, on April 20, 2017, which was also the last time the Rams won by at least 20 goals.

The Rams fired off a season-high 44 shots in the win against Holy Family.

Jefferson Women's Lacrosse returns to action at home from Ravenhill Field on Thursday, April 12 with conference foe Nyack at 4:30 p.m.