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(4/28) Lycoming 18 Wilkes 6
The Wilkes University women’s lacrosse team ended their 2007 season on Saturday afternoon by dropping an 18-6 Middle Atlantic Conference decision to Lycoming College at Ralston Field. The Lady Colonels conclude their campaign with an 0-15 overall record and an 0-10 mark in conference play. The Warriors upped their records to 13-2 overall and 8-2 in the conference.
           
Ten different Lycoming players tallied goals in the contest, led by Megan Wallenhorst’s five goals and one assist. Michelle Murray contributed three goals. Jackie Calbi had two goals and two assists and Crystal Cody finished with two goals and one helper. The Warriors also received three assists from Heather Suit and two assists from Ashley Collins.
           
Alyssa Koncelik led Wilkes with two goals and one assist. Ashley Leggio scored a pair of goals, while Stacy Fimmano had one goal and one assist. Jennifer Powell scored the only other goal for the Lady Colonels. 
           
Kristina Peacock picked up the win in goal for Lycoming by stopping 11 shots in the contest. Wilkes goalkeeper Carrie Stolarick was credited with 13 saves.



(4/26) St. Thomas Aquinas 15 Wilkes 6
The Wilkes University women’s lacrosse team dropped a 15-6 decision to Division II St. Thomas Aquinas College on Thursday afternoon. The win improved the Lady Spartans to 6-9 overall, while the Lady Colonels remained winless in 14 contests. 
           
St. Thomas Aquinas scored the first seven goals of the game to take a lead they would never relinquish. Jennifer Bruen and Kim DeLorenzo scored twice during the opening run, while Katelyn McDonagh, Aime Colon and Marianne Kupler had one tally each. 
           
Wilkes would cut the halftime deficit to 7-2 by scoring twice in a span of 1:12 late in the opening stanza. Alyssa Koncelik scored off an assist from Jennifer Powell at the 6:41 mark to get the Lady Colonels on the board. Ashley Leggio then tallied unassisted at 5:29 to pull Wilkes to within five goals at intermission.
           
Kugler and DeLorenzo knocked home shots to begin the second half scoring and give St. Thomas Aquinas a 9-2 advantage. After Koncelik scored for Wilkes to make it 9-3, Colon, McDonagh, DeLorenzo and Summer Terpak scored for the Lady Spartans to extend their lead to 13-3 with 6:19 to play.
           
Leggio would score consecutive goals for Wilkes to make it a 13-5 game with 3:13 left. But, Taryn Brechbiel converted a shot at the 1:33 mark to up the gap to 14-5. Leggio scored again for Wilkes with under a minute left to close the deficit to 14-6. Maryanna Keary would cap the scoring for the Lady Spartans with an unassisted goal with 28 seconds left.
           
DeLorenzo had four goals and one assist and Colon finished with two goals and five helpers to pace the St. Thomas Aquinas offensive effort. McDonagh, Bruen and Kugler chipped in with two goals each for the Lady Spartans, who received six saves in goal from Kailey Brown.
           
Wilkes was led by Leggio’s four goals and one assist. Koncelik contributed two goals, while Jennifer Powell and Stacy Fimmano had one assist each. Wilkes goalkeeper Carrie Stolarick was credited with eight saves in the game. 



(4/24) Elizabethtown 21 Wilkes 3
Nine different Elizabethtown College players scored goals to help the Blue Jays notch a 21-3 Middle Atlantic Conference women’s lacrosse win over Wilkes University on Tuesday afternoon. The win improved Elizabethtown to 9-0 in conference action and 12-3 overall. The Lady Colonels saw their record fall to 0-13 overall and 0-9 in the conference.
           
Megan Byrnes led the Blue Jays with four goals and one assist. Katie Foley and Carly Goetting added three goals apiece. Sarah Gilson and Alisha Sangrey had two goals and three assists each, while Danielle Schaffer, Katie Caprinolo and Stephanie Kreis tallied two goals apiece. Kelsea Kozak led Elizabethtown in assists with seven.
           
Wilkes, who trailed 15-2 at halftime, received a goal apiece from Chelsea Winstein, Stacy Fimmano and Ashley Leggio.
           
Starting goalkeeper Jenn Hawkins played the first half in goal for the Blue Jays and came up with one save. Becca Watkins, who was in goal for the second half, was credited with three saves. Wilkes goalkeeper Carrie Stolarick ended the contest with 13 saves. 



(4/21) Moravian 19 Wilkes 5
Lindsey Lustrino scored a school-record nine goals and also dished out an assist to lead Moravian College to a 19-5 Middle Atlantic Conference women’s lacrosse win over Wilkes University on Saturday afternoon. The win improves the Greyhounds to 2-10 overall and 1-7 in the conference. Wilkes slips to 0-12 overall and 0-8 in conference play.
           
Lustrino scored three goals in the opening 6:50 to help Moravian jump out to a 4-0 lead. After Ashley Leggio got Wilkes on the board at the 7:38 mark, the Greyhounds scored four more goals in a row to assume an 8-1 lead. Kelly Daly, Erica Spatz, Lustrino and Casey Simpson tallied the scores for Moravian.
           
Chelsea Weinstein and Justine Leggio converted opportunities later in the half to cut the lead to 8-3 with 5:02 left in the opening stanza. But, Paige Warbrick and Lustrino scored before intermission to give the Greyhounds a 10-3 lead at the break.
           
Moravian would score the first six goals of the second half to thwart any hopes of a Wilkes comeback. Lustrino had three goals to the run, while Warbrick, Jillian Pagliei and Georgia Catellano had one apiece, as the Greyhounds lead grew to 16-3. 
           
Stacy Fimmano and Ashley Leggio scored for the Lady Colonels to make it a 16-5 game before Simpson and Lustino tallied goals for Moravian to close out the scoring.
           
Warbrick finished with two goals and an assist, while both Daly and Simpson chipped in with two goals for Moravian. The Greyhounds also received three saves in goal from Katie Wise.
           
Ashley Leggio had two goals and Justine Leggio, Fimmano and Weinstein had one tally each for Wilkes. Lady Colonels goalkeeper Carrie Stolarick finished the afternoon with 15 saves. 



(4/20) Messiah 16 Wilkes 5
Messiah College bolted out to a 9-0 halftime lead on their way to a 16-5 Middle Atlantic Conference women’s lacrosse victory over Wilkes University on Friday afternoon at Ralston Field. The win improved the Falcons to 7-5 overall and 6-2 in the conference. Wilkes saw their records fall to 0-11 overall and 0-7 in the conference.
           
Jackie Dando and Katie DiRico scored three goals apiece in the opening half to help Messiah take control. The Falcons also received a pair of tallies from Jessica VanHook in the first 30 minutes and a goal from Abby Boyd.
           
Boyd and Nikki Lawrence would score the first two goals of the second half to up the Messiah lead to 11-0. Wilkes broke into the scoring column with 23:48 showing on the clock when Justine Leggio scored unassisted. 
           
After Charley Wilkinson scored on a free position shot for Messiah to make it 12-1, Justine Leggio assisted on a goal by Ashley Leggio and then scored on a free position shot to cut the lead to 12-3 with 17:08 remaining. 
           
Bethany Moskevitz started a string of four straight goals by the Falcons when she tallied off an assist from DiRico to extend the advantage to 13-3. VanHook followed with three straight goals for Messiah to make it 16-3 with 6:15 left. Ashley Leggio and Justine Leggio each converted a free position attempt for Wilkes to cap the scoring.
           
VanHook finished with five goals to lead the Messiah attack. DiRico had three goals and two assists and Dando added three tallies. Boyd contributed two goals and one assist, while Moskevitz had one goal and two helpers.
           
Justine Leggio led Wilkes with three goals and one assist. Ashley Leggio had the other two goals for the Lady Colonels, who were out-shot by the Falcons by a 40-13 count.
           
Janelle Groff played all 60 minutes in goal for Messiah and finished with five saves to pick up the win in goal. Wilkes goalkeeper Carrie Stolarick ended the afternoon with 11 saves.



(4/18) FDU-Florham 23 Wilkes 5
FDU-Florham scored the first six goals of the game and never looked back in posting a 23-5 Middle Atlantic Conference women’s lacrosse win over Wilkes University on Wednesday afternoon at the Ralston Complex. The Devils improved to 6-6 overall and 4-3 in the conference with the victory. The Lady Colonels saw their records fall to 0-10 overall and 0-6 in conference play.
           
Amanda Wayne led the way for FDU-Florham with four goals and one assist, while Laura Gambardello finished with four goals. The Devils also received three goals and three assists from Lindsey Specht, three goals and one assist from Linda Bohn, and three goals from Erika Sensbach.
           
Justine Leggio paced the Wilkes attack with two goals and one assist. Alyssa Koncelik, Stacy Fimmano and Ashley Leggio had one tally each, while Chelsea Weinstein chipped in with an assist.
           
Christine Dunn and Brittany Laning split time in goal for the Devils. Dunn was not required to make a save, while Laning finished with one stop. Wilkes goalkeeper Carrie Stolarick had seven saves in the contest. 



(4/14) Wilmington 17 Wilkes 12
Wilmington College scored three straight goals late in the game to pull away from Wilkes University and post a 17-12 non-conference women’s lacrosse win at Ralston Field on Saturday. The victory improved the Lady Wildcats to 7-3 overall, while the Lady Colonels saw their record fall to 0-9.
           
Stacy Fimmano scored off an assist from Jennifer Powell with 5:58 remaining to pull Wilkes within 14-11. However, Wilmington would answer with their three goal run to put the game away. Melissa Samio scored twice during the outburst, while Colby Bugda added a tally to extend the Lady Wildcats lead to 17-11 with 1:47 showing on the clock.
           
Wilkes held a 33-30 advantage in shots, while Wilmington was able to secure a 19-16 ground balls edge. The Lady Wildcats also gained a 19-12 margin in draw controls. 
           
Bugda had four goals and two assists to lead the Wilmington attack. Katelyn Gibas and Kelly Wojciechowski contributed three goals apiece. Amy Waggoner, who had a team-high three assists, Amanda Beasley and Samio finished with two goals each. 
           
Justine Leggio led Wilkes offensively with five goals. Ashley Leggio connected for three goals and two assists. Chelsea Weinstein chipped in with two goals and one assist, while Fimmano tallied a pair of goals. 
           
Wilmington goalkeeper Catie Smith stopped 10 shots to notch the victory in net. Wilkes goalkeeper Carrie Stolarick was credited with eight saves. 



(4/10) King's 21 Wilkes 8
King’s College jumped out to a 13-3 halftime lead on their way to a 21-8 Middle Atlantic Conference women’s lacrosse win over Wilkes University on Tuesday afternoon at Ralston Field. The win improved the Lady Monarchs to 2-5 overall and 1-4 in the conference, while the Lady Colonels slipped to 0-8 overall and 0-5 in conference play.
           
King’s would tally the first six goals, including three by Reanna Lachner, to assume command of the contest. After Wilkes got on the board on a goal by Chelsea Weinstein with 10:37 left in the first stanza, Sara Alesso and Lindsay Sabo scored for the Lady Monarchs to give their team an 8-1 lead with 6:01 remaining in the half.
           
Ashley Leggio brought Wilkes within 8-2, but Sabo scored twice and Michelle O’Brien added another goal to extend the King’s lead to 11-2 just 2:31 before intermission. Ashley Leggio scored again for Wilkes to make it 11-3, however Melissa Gates and O’Brien tallied goals before halftime to give the Lady Monarchs a 13-3 advantage at the break.
           
Sarah Veneski, Rachel Azar and Sabo scored the first three goals of the second half for King’s to give their team a 16-3 lead with 23:40 left in the contest. After Justine Leggio cut the deficit to 16-4 with a goal for Wilkes, Erica Kovats and Alesso knocked home goals and Christina Glenn scored twice to up the Lady Monarchs lead to 20-4 with 10:45 left.
           
Wilkes closed the game by scoring four of the final five goals to cut into the lead. Alyssa Koncelik made it 20-5 at the 9:25 mark. Megan Farrell then scored for King’s to give the Lady Monarchs a 21-5 lead with 6:17 left. Goals by Stacy Fimmano, Weinstein and Ashley Leggio in the final 1:09 closed out the scoring.
           
King’s held a 36-13 shots advantage and held a slim 14-13 edge in ground balls. Wilkes was able to gain a 16-15 advantage in draw controls. Heather Kelly started in goal for King’s and had two saves in 37 minutes of action. She was replaced by Chrissy Keenan, who had one save in 23 minutes. Carrie Stolarick played all 60 minutes in net for Wilkes and registered nine stops.
           
Sabo had four goals and two assists and Veneski finished with two goals and four helpers to lead the King’s attack. Lachner added three goals and one assist, while Alesso, O’Brien and Glenn had two goals and one assist apiece.
           
Ashley Leggio paced Wilkes offensively with three goals and one assist. Weinstein had two goals and Justine Leggio chipped in with one goal and one assist for the Lady Colonels. 



(4/4) Scranton 18 Wilkes 7
The University of Scranton scored the final 11 goals of the first half to break open a close game and post an 18-7 Middle Atlantic Conference women’s lacrosse win over Wilkes University on Wednesday afternoon at Fitzpatrick Field. 
            
The Lady Royals improved their overall record to 2-6 and upped their MAC mark to 2-3 with the victory. The Lady Colonels saw their overall record slip to 0-7 and their conference log move to 0-4.
            
Diana Rocklein had five goals and three assists, all coming in the first half, to pace the Scranton offensive attack. Jackie Messantonio finished with two goals and two assists for the Lady Royals who led 3-2 before going on their 11-goal outburst. 
            
Ashley Leggio led Wilkes with five goals and one assist. Justine Leggio contributed a pair of tallies, while Catherine Dzubaty chipped in with an assist. The Lady Colonels also received eight saves in goal from Stacy Fimmano, who made her first career start in net. 



(4/2) Bryn Mawr 11 Wilkes 7
Bryn Mawr College put together a 6-1 run to close the game and post an 11-7 non-conference women’s lacrosse win over Wilkes University on Monday afternoon. The win improved the Owls to 3-6, while the Lady Colonels remained winless in six contests.
           
Stacy Fimmano put Wilkes on top 1-0 with an unassisted goal just 1:23 into the contest. However, Bryn Mawr would get goals from Cara Sogliuzzo and Moriah Scott to take a 2-1 advantage at the 20:56 mark of the opening stanza. 
           
Justine Leggio and Fimmano followed with goals for the Lady Colonels to put them back on top 3-2, before Sogliuzzo knocked home another tally to tie the game at 3-3 with 6:28 left in the first half. 
           
Catherine Dzubaty gave Wilkes the lead once again with a goal off a Fimmano assist that made it 4-3. But, Allison McMahon and Scott scored for Bryn Mawr to give their team a 5-4 edge with 3:53 showing on the clock.
           
Wilkes would even the count at 5-5 on a Fimmano goal, and would take their final lead, 6-5, on a goal by Chelsea Weinstein off a Fimmano assist with 2:01 left before intermission. 
           
The Owls then began their rally by scoring four consecutive goals, two in each half, to jump on top 9-6. Sogliuzzo assisted on a goal by Alex Byers and McMahon scored unassisted to give Bryn Mawr a 7-6 lead at halftime. Consecutive goals by Georgia Lawrence, the first coming off an assist by Augusta Irele, extended the lead to 9-6 with 17:26 left in the game.
           
Wilkes closed within 9-7 on an unassisted tally by Megan Gabardi with 7:21 left. But, the Owls got goals from Amy Johnson and Scott down the stretch to pull away for the 11-7 win.
           
Bryn Mawr had a 36-20 advantage in shots, while also gaining a 27-24 edge in ground balls. Stephanie Hilton picked up the win in goal for the Owls by stopping 10 shots. Wilkes goalkeeper Carrie Stolarick finished the contest with 12 saves. 
           
Scott had three goals and Sogliuzzo had two goals and one assist to pace Bryn Mawr offensively. The Owls also received two goals apiece from McMahon and Lawrence. 
           
Fimmano topped the Wilkes attack with three goals and two assists. Weinstein, Gabardi, Justine Leggio and Dzubaty had one tally each for the Lady Colonels. 



(3/31) Widener 17 Wilkes 4
Widener University picked up their first Middle Atlantic Conference women’s lacrosse win of the season with a 17-4 victory over Wilkes University on Saturday afternoon at Ralston Field. The win improves the Pride to 2-5 overall and 1-3 in the conference, while the Lady Colonels fall to 0-5 overall and 0-3 in conference play.
           
Wilkes took a 1-0 lead on an unassisted goal by Justine Leggio just 1:06 into the opening half. Widener answered the score with six straight of their own to take command. Amanda Wilson and Grace Cavanaugh scored twice during the run, while Rebecca Corrado and Kerri Schulz added a goal each.
           
Leggio would pull the Lady Colonels within 6-2 with 15:26 left in the stanza with another goal. However, Widener got goals from Wilson and Schulz before halftime to head into intermission with an 8-2 advantage. 
           
The Pride would score the first three goals of the second half, two by Cavanaugh and one by Jackie Elliott, to up their lead to 11-2 with 20:36 left. Leggio made it 11-3 with her third goal of the afternoon, but six straight tallies by Widener would push the lead to 16-3. Elliott scored twice during the spurt and Corrado, Wilson and Allison Glavin contributed one tally each.
           
Chelsea Weinstein scored off a Stacy Fimmano assist for Wilkes with 1:58 remaining to cut the gap to 16-4. Schulz knocked home an unassisted goal at the 1:29 mark for Widener to close out the scoring.
           
Widener held a 44-14 shots advantage and also gained a 14-9 edge in draw controls. Pride goalkeeper Brianna Terry was credited with seven saves, while Wilkes goalkeeper Carrie Stolarick stopped 14 shots.
           
Cavanaugh ended the day with four goals and two assists and Wilson chipped in with four goals and one helper for Widener. The Pride also received three goals apiece from Schulz and Elliott. Leggio had three goals to pace the Wilkes attack.


(3/29) Susquehanna 24 Wilkes 2
Susquehanna University used a balanced offensive attack to notch a 24-2 Middle Atlantic Conference women’s lacrosse win over Wilkes University on Tuesday afternoon. The win improves the Crusaders to 4-1 overall and 3-0 in the conference, while the Lady Colonels fall to 0-4 overall and 0-2 in conference play.
 
Susquehanna’s Mary Minuni and Wilkes’ Stacy Fimmano traded goals in the opening three minutes to keep the game even at 1-1. The Crusaders then exploded for fourteen unanswered goals, taking a 15-1 lead at intermission. 

Susquehanna added five more goals in the second half before Wilkes attack Ashley Leggio found the goal on a free position shot to bring the score to 20-2. Leggio’s goal at the 11:52 mark in the second half would be the last goal for the Lady Colonels, as Susquehanna again took control offensively extending their lead 24-2.
           
Eleven different players found the goal for Susquehanna. Rachel Devilbiss paced the Crusader attack with three goals and two assists. Minuni added three goals and one helper, while Katelyn Deese and Courtney Thibeault contributed three goals apiece. Heather Linton contributed two goals and three helpers, as Meghan Cadigan provided the Crusaders with two goals and two assists. Susquehanna also received two goals apiece from Janita Wills, Jessica Wilson, and Dana Mulvihill. Megan Midura and Christine Ottley each added one goal.
          
Kirstyn Mahoney, who started the game in goal for the Susquehanna did not need to make a save, while Jess Weiss finished the game in the Crusader net with one stop to her credit. Wilkes goalkeeper Carrie Stolarick registered 10 saves. 


(3/27) Centenary 20 Wilkes 12
Centenary College raced out to an 11-3 halftime lead on their way to a 20-12 non-conference women’s lacrosse win over visiting Wilkes University on Tuesday afternoon. The win improved the Cyclones to 3-1 overall, while the Lady Colonels fell to 0-3 overall.
            
Centenary’s Michelle Garone and Wilkes’ Ashley Leggio traded goals in the opening 3:45 before the Cyclones went on a 9-1 spree to take control. Kiti Ovaskainen scored twice and Megan Mars, Michelle Becker and Garone scored once each to help Centenary assume a 6-1 advantage.
            
After Justine Leggio made it 6-2 with a goal for Wilkes at the 11:23 mark, Clare Johnson, Melissa Carson, Mars and Becker tallied goals for the Cyclones to extend their lead to 10-2. Wilkes got a goal from Justine Leggio and Johnson countered for Centenary to make it an 11-3 game at intermission.
            
Becker would score the first two goals of the second stanza to up the lead to 13-3. Wilkes would then respond with a 7-2 spurt to close the deficit to 15-9 with 13:57 remaining. Ashley Leggio had four goals during the run for the Lady Colonels, while Chelsea Weinstein, Justine Leggio and Stacy Fimmano scored one goal each.
            
After Becker scored for Centenary, Justine Leggio knocked home a shot for Wilkes to make it 16-10. The Cyclones followed with four straight goals, two by Mars and one each by Becker and Ovaskainen, to put the game away.
            
Becker had six goals and four assists for Centenary as the Cyclones held a 35-21 advantage in shots. Mars contributed five goals and two assists, while Ovaskainen finished with four goals and one helper.
            
Ashley Leggio led Wilkes with five goals and three assists. Justine Leggio was credited with four goals. Fimmano and Stacy Powell had a goal and an assist each.
            
Laura Davis picked up the victory in goal for the Cyclones by stopping four shots. Carrie Stolarick finished the game with eight saves for Wilkes.



(3/24) Kean 21 Wilkes 7
Kean University rattled off ten straight goals in the first half to pull away for a 21-7 non-conference women’s lacrosse win over Wilkes University on Saturday afternoon at College Misericordia’s Mangelsdorf Field. The win improved the Cougars to 2-1 overall, while the Lady Colonels saw their record slip to 0-2.
            
Justine Leggio and Ashley Leggio scored early in the opening stanza to help Wilkes pull even with Kean at 2-2. The Cougars then embarked on their run. Gio Buono scored four goals during the streak, while Joeline Bennett and Jennifer Barry added two goals each. Alli Green and Ashley Reynolds also tallied scores during the spree that gave the Cougars a 12-2 advantage. 
            
After Stacy Fimmano broke the run with a goal for Wilkes, Reynolds and Bennett scored for Kean to give their team a 14-3 lead at intermission. 
            
Buono and Justine Leggio would trade goals early in the second half to make it a 15-4 contest. Kean followed with three consecutive goals, one apiece for Stephanie Cirino, Bennett and Green, to forge ahead 18-4.
            
Wilkes answered right back thanks to two goals by Ashley Leggio and another by Justine Leggio to close the deficit to 18-7. Kean would then get goals from Cirino, Buono and Reynolds to close out the scoring.
            
Kean held a 35-21 shots advantage and converted four of their five free possession attempts. The Cougars were also able to gain a 20-10 edge in draw controls. Lydia Pinto played all but five minutes in goal for Kean and came up with nine saves. Barry moved into goal for the final five minutes and was credited with one save. Wilkes goalkeeper Carrie Stolarick ended the afternoon with eight stops.
            
Buono led the Kean scoring attack with seven goals and one assist. Reynolds had four goals and two helpers, while Bennett also finished with four tallies. The Cougars also got two goals and three assists from Cirino, two goals and one assist from Green and two goals from Barry.
            
Ashley Leggio led the way for the Lady Colonels with three goals and three assists. Justine Leggio chipped in with three goals and Fimmano had one tally.



(3/22) Drew 17 Wilkes 4
The Wilkes University women's lacrosse team opened their 2007 season on Thursday afternoon by dropping a 15-4 decision to Middle Atlantic Conference foe Drew University. The win improves the Rangers to 3-1 overall and 1-0 in conference play.

Justine Leggio led the way for the Lady Colonels with two goals and one assist, while Ashley Leggio contributed one goal and one helper. Wilkes also received one goal from Stacy Fimmano and 16 saves in goal from Carrie Stolarick.









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