(Orlando, Fla.) - The Dickinson women's lacrosse team, ranked #20 in the latest Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) national poll, improved to 5-0 on the season, holding off Skidmore College, 9-7.
Eight different players scored for the Red Devils, led by junior Kelly Haglund (Chevy Chase, Md./Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart) with two goals and an assist.
Dickinson opened with a 3-0 lead, scoring the first two goals in a span of two and half minutes. Sophomore Sydney Stern (Bedford, N.Y./Fox Lane) dished out assists to Catie Ledwick (Weston, Conn./Weston) and Jennifer Morrissey (Rockville, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) at the 21:30 mark and at 19:02.
First-year Maddy Siebold (Mountain Lakes, N.J./Mountain Lakes) scored with 10:50 remaining in the half to stretch the lead to 3-0.
Skidmore answered a minute later, and tallied again with 4:15 on the clock to make the score, 3-2, at halftime.
The Devils struck quickly in the second half as first-year Sophie Waine (Wellesley, Mass./Greenwich) found the net, 31 seconds after the break. Haglund stretched the margin to 5-2, scoring at the 28:46 mark.
Skidmore capitalized on a Dickinson penalty, scoring with 25:57 remaining. That triggered a three-goal run, tying the game with 19:06 left to play.
Haglund put the Red Devils back in front, scoring off an assist from Waine, and Carly O'Brien (Cranbury, N.J./Princeton Day) put Dickinson up two, with 16:46 remaining in the game.
Tyler Phillips scored her second of the day for Skidmore at the 8:41 mark. Stern answered with an unassisted goal at 7:05.
Skidmore countered one more time to cut the lead to 8-7, with 5:35 to play in the game. Sophomore Caroline Clancy (Monkton, Md./Hereford) finished an assist from Haglund, 26 seconds later, for the final of 9-7.
Caroline Browne regained possession for the Thoroughbreds, but they would throw the ball away with Siebold picking up the ground ball with 36 seconds to play.
Mahoney controlled four draws to go with a pair of ground balls. Junior goaltender JoJo Auerbach (Chevy Chase, Md./Bullis School) made six saves in the nets to earn the win.
Phillips led Skidmore (1-2) with two goals and an assist while Browned controlled five draws and four GBs. Spencer Morgan and Emma Harris combined for three saves.
The Red Devils are scheduled to face Stevenson University, on Thursday morning at 9:00 am.