PHILADELPHIA – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) women's lacrosse team (6-4, 5-0 CACC) pulled away in the second half to defeat host Chestnut Hill (3-6, 2-2 CACC), 14-6 on Tuesday night.
The first half was a defensive struggle as each team managed just two goals over the opening 19 minutes. The Rams then broke through for three goals in 3:27, taking a 5-2 lead with 7:17 on the clock. The Griffins got within two at the 6:52 mark before junior Erin Eckert gave Jefferson the momentum heading into the intermission, hitting the back of the net with just 12 seconds remaining.
In the second, the Rams started to dominate play, notching the first five goals of the period to up their advantage to eight (11-3) with 13:24 left. Sophomores Teagen Hay and Lexi Patania each scored twice in the rally. Chestnut Hill tallied two straight goals before Jefferson ended the contest with three of the last four markers.
The Rams finished ahead in ground balls (31-20), clears (16-14) and shots (31-16). Freshmen goalkeepers Melanie Goldstein and Kelsey Kaplowitz played one half apiece and made two and three saves respectively.
- Sarah von Lange: 4 G, 2 A, 3 GB, 4 DC, 2 CT
- Lexi Patania: 4 G, 2 A, 1 GB
- Camryn Sullivan: 1 G, 2 A, 2 GB, 1 CT
- Teagen Hay: 2 G, 7 GB, 1 CT
- Erin Eckert: 1 G, 1 A, 3 GB, 2 DC, 1 CT
- Erin Campbell: 4 GB, 4 DC, 3 CT
Jefferson Women's Lacrosse hosts Post on Saturday, April 13 at 12 p.m.