After a tough overtime loss at home on Saturday, the University of Delaware women’s lacrosse team rebounded on Tuesday on the road in Philadelphia as they the beat La Salle University Explorers 11-8.
Two Blue Hens had hat tricks in the game and they were junior attacker Sydney Rausa (3 goals) and junior attacker Sarah Bedard (4 goals).
Along with the three goals, Rausa had one assist, four points, four shots, one ground ball, four turnovers, one caused turnover and one draw control.
Along with the four goals, Bedard had one assist, five points, seven shots, one ground ball, and two turnovers.
Two other Blue Hens scored goals in the win and they were senior attacker Caroline Farley (2) and junior attacker Christine Long (2). Farley also had two points, four shots, one ground ball, one turnover, one caused turnover and one draw control. Long also had two points and three shots.
Junior midfielder Julia Dambly turned in five draw controls in the Blue Hens win.
Blue Hens sophomore goal keeper Kate Brewster had a tough day as she allowed six goals and had two saves in 43:09 minutes of play. Brewster also had two ground balls and caused two turnovers.
Freshman goal keeper Mercy McCarthy came in for Brewster which she allowed two goals, had two saves and earned the win in 16:51 minutes of play.
La Salle & Delaware Combine For 10 Goals In First Half
The first goal in the game came from Delaware’s Sarah Bedard at 28:32 minute mark which gave her team a quick 1-0 lead.
It took La Salle less than a minute to tie the game up as the goal was scored by Maddie Dachowski and she was assisted by Brittany Stevens.
Around the 25 minute mark, Delaware would have another scoring drive which started with Julia Dambly picking up a ground ball.
Blue Hens would clear the ball and then next goal came from Christine Long who was assisted by junior midfielder Mia DeRuggiero. Long’s goal would give the Hens a 2-1 lead with 24:57 left in the half.
The Hens would not wait too long to score their next goal as Caroline Farley would get control of the ball after the draw which was followed by a goal from Sydney Rausa at the 24:23 minute mark. Rausa’s goal would give the Blue Hens a 3-1 lead over the Explorers.
La Salle would answer back almost minute later with a goal from Brittany Stevens which was assisted by Sarah Elias. Stevens goal would decrease Delaware’s lead to 3-2 with 23:00 minutes left in the first half.
The Hens would cause a turnover and then Rausa would score her second goal of the half which increase Delaware’s lead to 4-2 with 21:43 left in the half.
Then about four minutes later, Maddie Dachowski would score her second goal of the half for the Explorers. The goal was assisted by Mikki Raymond and it would decrease the Blue Hens lead to 4-3.
La Salle was not done yet, the team would score another goal within seconds of their last one. This time, the goal came from Hope Smith and was assisted by Emily Johnston. Smith’s goal would tie the game up at four with 17:59 in first half.
The Explorers would take the lead on their third straight goal when Bridget Ruskey was assisted by Maddie Dachowski on the goal.
Time was running out in the first half but Delaware’s Farley would score a goal in the man-up situation. Rausa would assist Farley on the goal and the half would end with the score tied a five goals each.
Bedard Scores Three Goals in Second Half As Delaware Seals Road Win
The second half started with Brittany Stevens scoring her second goal of the game which gave La Salle a 6-5 lead with 19:51 left in the game. Annina Iacobucci assisted Stevens on the Explorers goal.
Three minutes later, Delaware would answer back as Sydney Rausa would her score third goal of the the game to tie the game at six with 16:51 left in the game. Mia DeRuggiero assisted Rausa on the Hens goal.
La Salle would answer Delaware’s goal with their own as Bridget Ruskey scored her second goal of the game and give the Explorers a 7-6 lead with 14:57 left in the game.
Five minutes later, the Blue Hens would score a goal on the free position attempt from Sarah Bedard which would tie the game up at seven with 09:54 left in the game.
Bedard would score her third goal of the game on her second free position attempt of the half which would give the Hens a 8-7 lead with 7:08 left in the game.
Then, within a minute of the last score, the Blue Hens Julia Dambly would get control of the ball after the draw which was followed by a goal from Bedard. It was Bedard’s fourth goal of the game and it gave the Hens a 9-7 lead with 6:30 left in the game.
Delaware was not done yet as their next scoring drive started with Caroline Farley picking up a ground ball and was followed by a missed attempted for a goal. Christine Long would score a goal in the man-up situation which was assisted by Bedard to increase the Hens lead 10-7 with 4:17 left in the game.
La Salle would score their last goal at the 3:33 minute mark, the goal came from Maddie Dachowski which gave her three for the game. The goal was assisted by Isabel Caddick and decreased the Blue Hens lead to 10-8.
Delaware would end the game in a dramatic way, as Farley would score a goal with one second left to increase the Hens lead to 11-8. The goal was assisted by Mia DeRuggiero and it would seal Hens tough road win.
The Hens come back home to Delaware Stadium to take on Georgetown on March 2nd at 1:00 pm ET.
Shots: UD 23 & Las 16
Shots on Goal: UD 19& Las 12
Saves: UD 4& Las 8
Turnovers: UD 16 & Las 23
Clears: UD 16-18 & Las 15-19
Ground Balls: UD 16& Las18
Draw Controls: UD9 & Las 11
Free Position Shot: UD 4 & Las 3