Blue Jays Fly Past Women's Lacrosse, 19-2

Blue Jays Fly Past Women's Lacrosse, 19-2

University of Saint Joseph 19, Dean College 2
Records: University of Saint Joseph (1-2), Dean College (0-3)
Location: Grant Field, Franklin, Mass.
Date: Monday, March 11, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM

Visiting University of Saint Joseph scored 11 straight goals and had 14 unanswered strikes overall as the Blue Jays pushed past Dean College, 19-2, in non-league women's lacrosse action on Monday afternoon.

Jenna Banta was the star of the afternoon for the visitors, racking up nine goals for USJ, while her teammate, Charlotte Eberhardt added four goals and an assist of her own.

After Eberhardt (1) and Banta (2) put USJ in front 3-0 early, the Bulldogs got on the board courtesy of a Maggie Pomeroy (Sanbornville, N.H.) assist to Genesis Johnson (Norwalk, Conn.), who was able to sneak a lefthanded shot into the goal for her ninth career strike.

Eberhardt and Banta each scored again but Dean answered back when Lauryn Wilks (Hartford, Conn.) connected on a free position shot), cutting the Bulldog deficit to 5-2 with less than six minutes remaining in the first half.

That, unfortunately for Dean would be as close as Dean would get as Banta added two more in a 30 second span and then Taya Valdez registered a free position shot to send the visitors into halftime in front, 8-2.

Goals from Annmarie Masayda and Symnatha Fazzino to start the second half were followed by more goals from Eberhardt (2) and Banta (3), giving the Blue Jays a commanding 15-2 lead with 15 minutes left to play.

Andrea Pezzullo, Valdez, Banta and Fazzino capped the scoring for USJ – giving them six different goal scorers on the afternoon.

The goalkeeping duo of Jamaya Cleveland (Greensboro, Ga.) and Calia Weeks-Christopher (Dorchester, Mass.) combined for 17 saves, while Silvana Barcomb recorded six stops for USJ.

Draw controls were even at 11 for each team but the Blue Jays held a substantial 51-13 edge in total shots.

Dean is off until next Wednesday when they travel to Rhode Island College, while the Blue Jays visit Albertus Magnus on Wednesday.