CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Eight Patriot League teams were in action during the third week of the season, as the League compiled a 4-5 record in nine games. Lafayette defeated Binghamton (17-14) on Thursday, before Colgate defeated Vermont (14-11), Army West Point beat Manhattan (11-6) and Holy Cross shutout Iona (10-0) on Saturday.
American opened its season with an 18-6 loss to No. 17 Johns Hopkins, before falling to Saint Joseph’s (15-7) on Saturday. Boston University dropped a close game to No. 13 Boston College (13-11). Lehigh fell to No. 6 Penn State (18-9). Bucknell also lost to Hofstra, 15-5 on Saturday.
Play resumes in the Patriot League on Tuesday with a pair of games, as Holy Cross travels to Brown (4 p.m.) and Lafayette hosts Rutgers (7 p.m.). On Wednesday, UMBC travels to American (3 p.m.) and No. 19 Loyola Maryland open its season when they host Johns Hopkins in a game that will be streamed live on the Patriot League Network with coverage beginning at 4 p.m. Navy hosts Villanova (4 p.m.), Colgate hosts Binghamton (5 p.m.) and Bucknell travels to Monmouth (6 p.m.).
ARMY REMAINS UNDEFEATED
Army West Point earned its first 2-0 start in program history with an 11-6 win over Manhattan on Saturday. Junior attacker Rachel Hornick scored three goals for the Black Knights, while junior midfielder Amy Johnston and Corvias Rookie of the Week Samantha Stewart each had three point days with identical two-goal, one-assist performances. Freshman goalie Maddie Burns made seven saves in the victory.
LAFAYETTE ALSO UNBEATEN BEHIND WILHELMSEN’S HISTORIC DAY
Lafayette moves to 2-0, behind eight goals from Attacker of the Week Kirsten Wilhelmsen, to defeat Binghamton 17-14. Wilhelmsen was efficient, scoring eight goals on 10 shots, while scoring the most goals in a single-game by a Leopards player since Heather McClelland scored nine in a win over Saint Joseph’s on April 3, 2001.
HOLY CROSS POSTS SECOND SHUTOUT IN PROGRAM HISTORY
The Crusaders defeated Iona, 10-0, recording a shutout for just the second time in program history. Holy Cross’s only previous shutout came against Quinnipiac (21-0) on April 23, 1998. Corvias Defender of the Week, junior goalkeeper Julia Maloney made six saves, picked up four ground balls and caused one turnover in the victory.
PATRIOT LEAGUE WOMEN’S LACROSSE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
CORVIAS ATTACKER OF THE WEEK
Kirsten Wilhelmsen, Lafayette, Sr., A, Wallingford, Pa.
Wilhelmsen carried Lafayette to a 17-14 victory over Binghamton with a career-high eight goals, the most by a Leopards player since 2001. The senior attacker’s eight goals came on just nine shots. She finished with nine points, adding one assist, as well as three caused turnovers, one ground ball and one draw control to help the Leopards start the season 2-0.
CORVIAS PATRIOT LEAGUE MIDFIELDER OF THE WEEK
Haley O’Hanlon, Colgate, Jr., M, Garden City, N.Y.
O’Hanlon tied a career-high with four goals, while adding an assist for five points in Colgate’s 14-11 win over Vermont on Saturday. The junior midfielder also had six draw controls and one caused turnover to help the Raiders control possession in the victory.
CORVIAS PATRIOT LEAGUE DEFENDER OF THE WEEK
Julia Maloney, Holy Cross, Jr., G, Loudonville, N.Y.
Maloney recorded a perfect 1.000 save percentage, stopping six shots on 12 faced to shutout Iona in a 10-0 win for Holy Cross. The junior goalkeeper also picked up four ground balls and caused one turnover in the Crusaders second shutout in program history, with the first coming on April 23, 1998.
CORVIAS PATRIOT LEAGUE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Samantha Stewart, Army West Point, Fr., A, New Canaan, Conn.
Stewart finished with three points on two goals and one assist to help Army West Point defeat Manhattan, 11-6. The freshman attacker also picked up two draw controls to help the Black Knights remain undefeated.
Isabel Kreitler, Sr., A, Fairfield, Conn.
Kreitler tied her career-high with five goals in Colgate’s 14-11 victory over Vermont in Saturday’s season-opener for the Raiders. Kreitler added one assist to give her six points, while getting two draw controls.
Haley Wentzel, Lehigh, Jr., A/M, Gilbertsville, Pa.
Wentzel tied a career-high with four goals in an 18-9 loss to No. 7 Penn State in Saturday’s season-opener for the Mountain Hawks.
Caroline Meegan, Boston U., Sr., GK, Lutherville, Md.
Meegan stopped a career-high 17 shots, the most in the Patriot League this season and posted a .567 save percentage in a 13-11 loss to No. 13/17 Boston College. Meegan also picked up a ground ball and caused a turnover in the loss.
Elisabeth Jayne, Boston U., Sr., A, Merrimac, Mass.
Jayne had a career day against No. 13/17 Boston College posting five points on three goals and two assists for her first career points. She also picked up two ground balls and had one draw control for the Terriers.
CORVIAS ATTACKER OF THE WEEK
2.13.17 – Rachel Hornick, Army West Point, Jr., A, Calvert, Md.
2.6.17 – Julia Collins, Navy, Jr., A, Clarksville, Md.
CORVIAS MIDFIELDER OF THE WEEK
2.13.17 – Jenna Collins, Navy, Jr., M, Clarksville, Md.
2.6.17 – Maddy Molinari, Bucknell, Sr., M, Manhasset, N.Y.
CORVIAS DEFENDER OF THE WEEK
2.13.17 – Dana Smith, Lafayette, Jr., D, Princeton, N.J.
2.6.17 – Blake Smith, Navy, Jr., D, Sykesville, Md.
CORVIAS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
2.13.17 – Maddie Burns, Army West Point, Fr., G, Ridgefield, Conn.
2.6.17 – Kelly Larkin, Navy, Fr., A, Alexandria, Va.