Carnevale’s Eight Goals Lead Mountain Hawks past American, 12-10
Army West Point
03/20/2021 | 12 o’clock
WASHINGTON, DC – Sophomore Katia Carnevale posted a career high of eight goals in just nine shots, and the Lehigh women’s lacrosse team allowed only three goals in the second half, en route to a 12:10 win at American Saturday afternoon . Six of Carnevale’s goals were starting goals while the other two were equalizers. In a game where no team was leading more than two. On Saturday was Lehigh’s first Patriot League game since the 2019 season. The Mountain Hawks improved to 2-2 in the young season and 1-0 in the league game.
“Today was a battle,” said Lehigh head coach Jill Redfern. “American played hard and I owe a hard-fought win to our team. Katia had a spectacular day of filming and Sondra had a couple of keys which resulted in sales keeping our win late in the game. Sam also played a key role in causing sales and 10 saves. “
Senior Cecily Redfern and sophomore Emma Eberhardt each scored two goals and submitted one assist, while Senior Hannah Cermack scored three assists. Carnevale’s eight goals are the second highest in a game in Division I women’s lacrosse this season. She also had two groundballs and a career high that caused three generated turnovers. PhD student Sondra Dickey had three groundballs, three generated sales and five draw controls.
This is what Katia Carnevale’s 8️⃣ goals looked like in today’s impressive performance. The eight goals came with just nine shots! @ILWomen @NCAALAX @USLacrosseMag pic.twitter.com/45kcoRRtpW
– Lehigh W Lacrosse (@LehighWLacrosse) March 14, 2021
Lehigh took a 2-0 lead before American responded with the next two. In the first half, the American took the lead 4-3. After goals from Redfern and Carnevale to bring the Mountain Hawks back into the lead, the Eagles finished the first half with a 3-0 run and a 7-5 half-time advantage.
The Mountain Hawks scored their first three goals in the second half, all in the first three minutes, and went 8-7 back. Carnevale scored five goals in the second half, including a stretch with five direct Lehigh hits. Successive Carnevale goals turned a 9-8 Lehigh deficit into a 10-9 lead. After the Eagles even pulled by 10, Carnevale converted a free position shot 11:27 to an 11-10 lead, which turned out to be a difference.
American ended up with a 29-19 lead on shots, a 12-11 lead on draw controls, and a 18-13 lead on groundballs. Senior Samantha Sagi made a season high of 10 saves against Delaney Oliveira of the Eagles, who scored three.
The Mountain Hawks will return home next Saturday to host Army West Point at 12 p.m.
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