Women's Lacrosse Defeats Columbia, 9-3

New York, N.Y. - The No. 14 University of Pennsylvania women's lacrosse team defeated Columbia, 9-3, on Saturday evening. Emily Cochran led the way for Penn with three goals and Rachel Manson added two in the win.

Penn got things started early with Cochran recording her first goal of the game just 35 seconds into play. Columbia's Grace Serritt scored 1:57 in to tie the game at one all before Ali Ryan found the back of the net off of a pass from Karen Jann at the 5:03 mark. Cochran scored again 6:42 into play to put the Quakers (5-2, 2-1 Ivy) up 3-1. The Lions (4-4, 0-3) put another point on the board 10:59 in when Elyse Pultz scored. The Quakers then rattled off the next two points to close the half with a 5-2 advantage. Katie Spofford scored 15:01 in and Manson had her first goal of the game at 24:39.

Columbia opened things up offensively to start the second half, with Kate Lombard scoring 3:53 into play on a free position shot. It was all Penn from there on out, wtih Allie Juras scoring on a free position shot 5:31 into the half and Alex Thomas scoring, also on a free position shot, 7:33 into the half. Manson connected for her second goal of the game 24:24 in and Cochran completed her hat trick 28:32 into the half to give the Quakers the 9-3 victory.

Defensively, the Quakers led on ground balls, collecting 29 to Columbias' 19. Penn also had 15 turnovers to the Lions' 21. Liz Lorelli had three saves in the net for Penn, only facing seven shots,while Marcela Calidonio had 13 saves while facing 26 shots.

The Quakers are next in action on Wednesday, April 5 when they travel to Penn State for a 5 p.m. start.

Written by Jennifer Hildebrand, athletic communications assistant

SCORING SUMMARY:
Prd Time Team Type Goal Scorer Assists
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1. 1st 0:35 PENN EVEN COCHRAN, Emily Unassisted
2. 1st 1:57 COLUMBIA EVEN Sterritt, Grace Pultz, Elyse
3. 1st 5:03 PENN EVEN RYAN, Ali JANN, Karen
4. 1st 6:42 PENN EVEN COCHRAN, Emily Unassisted
5. 1st 10:59 COLUMBIA EVEN Pultz, Elyse Unassisted
6. 1st 15:01 PENN EVEN SPOFFORD, Katie Unassisted
7. 1st 24:39 PENN EVEN MANSON, Rachel Unassisted
8. 2nd 33:53 COLUMBIA EVEN Lombard, Kate Free position shot
9. 2nd 35:31 PENN EVEN JURAS, Allie Free position shot
10. 2nd 37:33 PENN EVEN THOMAS, Alex Free position shot
11. 2nd 54:24 PENN EVEN MANSON, Rachel Unassisted
12. 2nd 58:32 PENN EVEN COCHRAN, Emily Unassisted