St.Joe’s women dominate Lehigh,15-8. Benefitting from a few runs and a stingy defense, The St. Joseph Lady Hawks (2-2) pulled away from Lehigh (0-2). Lehigh hosted the Hawks and hung in, at least for the first seven minutes.
Kaela Smith (2g) opened the scoring for the Hawks but was quickly matched by Sondra Dickey (3g) that got Lehigh even at 1-1. The chess match continued Stephanie Kelly (4g) for St.Joe’s and Gabby Schneider (1g,1a) answering once again. At that point, the roof fell in on Lehigh.
Kelly nailed her second, Sam McGee setting up Riley Delaney (2g), Kelly got her hat trick, Mc Gee (3g,1a). Bridget Cerciello (1g) and McGee again gave the visitors an 8-2 edge. Hannah Cermack (4a) aided in a Cecily Redfern (2g) tally to end the run and make it 8-3. 18 seconds later, Sondra Dickey cut it to 8-4 with Cermack hitting Dickey on an advantage goal to close the half at 9-5 in favor of St.Joe’s.
McGee, Alyssa Manley (2g, 1a), and Kaela Smith poured water on the Lehigh smoldering fire. Annie McCarthy (1g) ended the Hawks frenzy to make it a 12-6 Lehigh deficit. Delaney and Kelly had an answer and with 4:00 on the clock, St.Joe’s had this one in their pocket. Redfern and Julia Pash (1g) counterpunched before Kayla Carnevale (1g) for Lehigh, closed the score sheet, 15-8.
For the Hawks, goalkeeper Melissa Semkiw was a standout, making 13 saves and gathering 8 ground balls. Shots favored the Hawks, 36-30 with the same being said for Shots on Goal, 26-21. The Hawks also have the edge in ground balls, 18-15. St.Joe’s women dominate Lehigh,15-8.