Women’s Lacrosse Sweeps Spring Break Games

Christina Christodoulou

The Drew University women’s lacrosse team went 2-0 over their spring break play. Their season record currently stands at 3-2.

On March 5, the Rangers opened their week with a 19-5 win at Guilford in North Carolina. They opened the scoring 41 seconds into the game when Allie DiDario (’20) struck a free position tally. Just 20 seconds later, Lauren Cassella (’21) made it 2-0. Mia Campanale (’19) added three straight goals to the tally midway through the first half to give the Rangers an 8-0 lead. Guiliford put two on the board before Campanale added a fourth to finish out the half with a 9-0 Ranger lead. Early in the second half, an unassisted Cassella tally started an 8-0 run to increase Drew’s cushion to 15. Sage Johnson’s (’18) late goal completed the Ranger’s victory.

DiDario finished with six goals and two assists, and she went four-for-four on free position attempts. Cassella added seven points with five goals and two assists, and Campanale contributed four goals and converted on both of her free shots. Johnson finished with two goals and two assists. In goal, Katiana Michalski (’21) made 10 saves to earn the win.

The Rangers earned another victory on March 7 against Kings College with a margin of 14-10. After Drew opened the scoring, Kings rallied to take a 3-1 lead. The Rangers responded with unassisted goals from Johnson and Cassella to even the play. The Monarchs pulled ahead again with a score of 6-4, but another tally from Johnson and one from Campanale made the score 6-6 at the half. Midway through the second half, with a still even score of 8-8, DiDario started a 5-1 Ranger spurt to put the Rangers in front. Kings got one more before Campanale closed out the scoring with 37 seconds left in play to secure the victory.

Cassella led the Rangers with six goals and two assists. Johnson and Campanale each added three goals while DiDario tallied two goals and three assists. Michalski stopped six King’s shots.

The Rangers final game in North Carolina against Old Westbury has been postponed indefinitely. Next on Drew’s schedule was a matchup against Manhattanville on March 14.

The Rangers returned home with a dominant 20-9 victory over Manhattanville College, during which five different Rangers scored. Cassella contributed a team-high five goals to the campaign, coming off Landmark Conference Offensive Athlete of the Week and ECAC Rookie of the Week Awards. The twenty goals were scored by five different players, DiDario contributed four, Campanale added four and Charly Nolting (‘21) and Morelli each scored three goals, rounding out the scoring for the Rangers.

The Rangers play their next game against Stockton University at home on March 17 at 4 p.m.

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