2010-03-26 / Sports

Local Freshman Leads Swarthmore Lacrosse

The Swarthmore women’s lacrosse team (3-0) stretched its winning streak to three on Thursday night with a decisive 17-5 victory over the Moravian Greyhounds (2-3). Sophomore Annelise Mowry (Alpharetta, Ga./Milton) led the Garnet attack with four goals and two assists.

It only took two minutes before Mowry would strike for her ninth time of the season to give the Garnet the early lead. Mowry’s goal would spark an 11 goal first half that left the Greyhounds in the dust.

The Garnet offense would overpower Moravian’s defense as five different Swarthmore players would score multiple goals. Along with Mowry’s four goals freshman Nicole Vanchieri (Belle Harbor, N.Y./Poly Prep Country Day) would add three and senior Abbe Muller (West Hartford, Conn./Conard), junior Amy Vachal (Somerset, N.J./Rutgers Prep) and sophomore Marie Mutryn (Rexford, N.Y./Niskayuna)would all net two goals to the Garnet total.

Swarthmore kept the Greyhound net-minder on her feet firing 38 shots her way and only allowed Moravian 23 shots in the game. The Garnet also edged the Greyhounds 12-10 in draw controls. Defense once again came through for the Garnet beating out Moravian with 22 ground balls won to the Grey-hound’s 19.

In goal senior Allison Grein only let five get past her and made 11 saves in 51 minutes of play. Moravian’s Angel Genther would net two goals and collect four ground balls in the game.

The Swarthmore women’s lacrosse team will return to action on Saturday, March 20 when they travel to Washington College to open up Centennial Conference action. Play is set to begin at 4 p.m. Swarthmore is a private, independent liberal arts college located 11 miles southwest of Philadelphia, Pennsyl-vania.

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