Mountain Hawks snap skid with 16-5 road win
Posted: April 3, 2010
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Lehigh snapped its two game losing streak with a convincing 16-5 win over Canisius on Saturday afternoon as eight different Mountain Hawks scored. Senior Inneke Carmola and sophomore Kelly Draper led the way with four scores apiece as Lehigh improves to 9-2 overall. The Golden Griffins got two goals from Ashley Curtis and Megan Oosting but it was enough as they fall to 5-5 following the setback.
Lehigh out shot Canisius 36-19 on the afternoon and caused 19 Golden Griffin turnovers. Freshman Kenzi Dambach led the Brown and White with four ground balls, while junior Lauren Dykstra and sophomore Leigh Ann Torcivia registered three each. Junior Allison Thomas and freshman Anna Patterson were the team leaders with two assists each and freshman ML DiNisco stopped five shots in goal.
Allison Daley made 11 saves in goal and scooped up five ground balls for Canisius, while Marissa Brown caused a team high two turnovers. The Golden Griffins scooped up 13 ground balls as a team led by Jackie Loson with two.
Curtis put the home team in front less than three minutes into the game, but Thomas tied things at one with a score at the 23:47 mark. Carmola then put the Mountain Hawks in front with her goal at the 22:42 mark and the senior added another score, this one coming on a free position shot with 17:29 to play before halftime. A free position goal by Draper with 16:10 on the clock made it a 4-1 game, but Megan Oosting answered for Canisius with a goal at the 12:42 mark to bring the home team within two.
Dykstra got in on the scoring with her free position score with only 1:46 to play and that proved to be the final goal of the half as Lehigh took a 5-2 advantage into intermission.
Curtis opened the second half the same way she began the first to bring Canisius within two at 5-3 but freshman Kenzie Dambach answered for the Mountain Hawks with a score at the 26:56 mark to put the Brown and White up by three. Meg Kelly then took a feed from classmate Anna Patterson and found the back of the net with 25:59 on the clock as the Mountain Hawks opened up a 7-3 lead.
Back-to-back scores by Draper within a one minute span gave Lehigh its largest lead of the day up to that point at 9-3, but Oosting brought the home team within five at 9-4 with 20:57 to play. The Mountain Hawks kept the pressure on though, as Dykstra scored with 20:08 to go and Carmola found the back of the net off a feed from Thomas as Lehigh went on top 11-4. Lauren Murray’s score with 17:02 to go made it a 12-4 game, but Meghan McGunigle’s score with 14:39 remaining made it a seven-goal affair.
Kindall Healy’s free position score at the 11:29 mark put Lehigh on top 13-5, while Kelly’s score with 5:46 remaining made the margin nine at 14-5. The Mountain Hawks tacked on two more goals with Carmola scoring one and Draper adding another to account for the final margin.
Lehigh will return to action on Wednesday evening, April 7 when the Mountain Hawks play host to nationally ranked Penn State at the Ulrich Sports Complex. The opening draw control is set for 7:30 and all of the action will be broadcast live on Lehighsports.com.