FLUSHING, N.Y. – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) women's lacrosse team (1-3) earned its first victory of 2019 with an 18-3 triumph at Queens (N.Y.) (1-5) on Wednesday.
The Rams dominated the first half, outscoring the Knights, 13-0. Jefferson had advantages in ground balls (14-6), draw controls (11-3) and shots (29-2). The Rams also committed just two turnovers compared to 11 by Queens. Jefferson made it difficult for the Knights to get to the offensive end of the field, as Queens went just 1-for-9 on clear attempts. Junior Sarah von Lange and sophomores Erin Campbell and Camryn Sullivan tallied three goals apiece in the first 30 minutes.
In the second half, the Rams picked up right where they left off, scoring the first four goals to increase their lead to 17-0. Sophomore Lauren Najarian potted two goals while junior Erin Eckert and von Lange each had one. The Knights got on the board with three straight goals in a five-minute span. Eckert had the final marker with 4:15 remaining.
Eckert led Jefferson with seven points on two goals and five assists. She also totaled six ground balls and one caused turnover. Von Lange produced four goals, one assist, two ground balls, four draw controls and two caused turnovers. Sullivan finished with three goals, one helper, three caused turnovers, two ground balls and one draw control.
Najarian had two goals and one assist while Campbell hit the net three times. Sophomore Lexi Patania and freshman Kanha Stockford scored two goals apiece. Freshman Kelsey Kaplowitz played 45 scoreless minutes in goal, making two saves and fellow rookie Melanie Goldstein also stopped two shots.
Jefferson Women's Lacrosse returns home to take on Wilmington (Del.) in the conference opener on Tuesday, March 26 at 4:30 p.m.