Women's Lacrosse Earns Win Over Delaware State

Claire McElhenny notched a career-best seven draw controls in the win over Delaware State (Photo: Steve McLaughlin)
Claire McElhenny notched a career-best seven draw controls in the win over Delaware State (Photo: Steve McLaughlin)

The Sacred Heart University women's lacrosse team defeated visiting non-conference foe, Delaware State University, 21-2 on Campus Field, Friday afternoon. The Pioneers improve to 1-4 on the year, while the Hornets fall to 1-4.

Bella Beaton earned her first collegiate win in net, and Cassie Cesario and Lydia Werlau tallied five points in the win.

The Pioneers return to action on Wednesday when they host Manhattan at 3:00 pm

By The Numbers

  • Werlau scored four times for the Pioneers, while Cesario handed out three assists
  • Kerri Metzler also notched a hat trick, and added an assist
  • Grace Reinold and Emma Kittredge both had two goals and an assist, and Sydney Ericson touched net on two occasions
  • Claire McElhenny won seven draw controls and Elizabeth Small 
  • Cesario also had two caused turnovers, two draw controls and two ground balls
  • Lydia Werlau found the net twice for the Pioneers
  • Taylor Sweeney and Grace Reinold both scored goals, and Emma Kitterdge added an assist
  • Claire McElhenny notched a career-best seven draw controls, and caused a turnover, while Elizabeth Small also had a career-day, with six draw controls
  • Natalie Cook had a team-best three ground balls and two caused turnovers
  • Beaton made one save, in the start, and played the first half to earn her first collegiate win, while Danni Martineau minded the net in the second-half

How it Happened

  • Cassie Cesario won the opening draw, fed Grace Reinold for a tally, nine seconds into the game
  • The Pioneers scored the first eight goals, in the first 9:15 of the game
  • After a Delaware State goal at 20:26, a free position goal, SHU finished the half, with six straight, to take a 14-1 lead into the break
  • SHU scored five times in the first 15:34 of the second-half to build a 17-1 advantage, before a man-up goal from the Hornets with 9:26 remaining
  • The Pioneers netted the final three goals of the game for the final margin