Lehigh women’s lacrosse defeated American University 21-6 at Ulrich Sports Complex Wednesday afternoon on Senior Day. The Mountain Hawks 2021 senior class consists of five traditional seniors and three graduate students.
Fifth-year midfielder Sondra Dickey displayed her experience starting the game with two goals and assisting on one to fellow senior Cecily Redfern, bringing the Mountain Hawk lead to 4-1, four minutes into the game.
American’s Casey Harkins scored her second of the game, cutting the deficit to 4-2 at 24:23.
Junior attacker Nora Giordano scored off of a cut from Dickey, but American’s Emma Vinall kept the Eagles within two, scoring unassisted 22:38 left to play in the first half. From then on, the Mountain Hawks took control.
Lehigh fired in nine unanswered shots starting with an unassisted goal from Dickey 21:06 into action, finishing with freshman Olivia Memeger’s second career goal off of a feed from Cecily Redfern with just 10 minutes to play in the first half. Lehigh held a 14-3 lead in the remaining nine minutes heading.
The Eagles fired a quick goal from sophomore Emma Hare less than two minutes in. This sparked a run for American as senior Erica Skowron fired one past senior goalie Samantha Sagi, but Lehigh’s senior Hannah Cermack quickly followed by burying a free possession shot at the 22:14 mark. The Mountain Hawks and Eagles exchanged goals, but Lehigh went on a 4-0 run to close out the final 12:34.
Senior goaltender Samantha Sagi was solid in net stopping three shots, along with junior Kerry McHugh making two saves and senior Claudia Hanover shielding off one.
Lehigh shared the wealth with nine different goal scorers. Of the 21 goals, 10 of them were assisted. Dickey led the Mountain Hawks with five goals, followed by sophomore attacker Katia Carnevale with four, and senior attacker Cecily Redfern and junior attacker Nora Giordano contributed three, respectively. Senior Hannah Cermack led the team with three assists.
The Mountain Hawks continues their season at a time to be determined Monday, May 3, at Ulrich Sports Complex in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League Tournament. They will host the winner of Friday’s matchup between Bucknell at Navy in hopes to keep their season alive.