Women’s Lacrosse all over Georgian Court: Jaskuta, Kelleher post career highs in goals in 2019 season opener

Matt Rushforth, Sports Editor

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The Bloomsburg University women’s lacrosse team openend up the 2019 season with a 17-10 win over Georgian Court University on Tuesday night. The Huskies used five goals from senior attacker Hannah Jaskuta en route to a 1-0 start to the season.

On a cold and windy afternoon at Steph Pettit Stadium, the Huskies wasted no time getting started as they raced right out of the gates with eight unanswered goals from eight different players to start off the contest. Bloomsburg led by a score of 8-0 just 12 minutes into the game.

The Lions finally stopped the Huskies momentum as they finished out the first half trailing just 9-3 after being behind 8-0 just 12 minutes into the game.
Bloomsburg came right out of the gates again to start the second half with two quick goals from Jaskuta to make it an 11-3 Huskies lead.

The second half went on to tell a much different story however as Georgian Court turned the games momentum around and started spending time in the Bloomsburg zone.

The Lions went on to score three stright goals to trim the BU lead to just 11-6 with 20 minutes remaining in regulation.

Bloomsburg then answered the possible Georgian Court comeback with two back-to-back goals from sophomore midfielder Abby Bergman and redshirt sophomore attack Grace Kelleher, which sprung the Huskies back out to a 13-6 lead.

The rest of the contest remained comepetitive with back and forth scoring from each team. The game concluded with the Huskies on top by a score of 17-10.

The Huskies were outshot by a 33-32 margin which emphasized the great goalkeeping from junior Angela Dipasquale.

Dipasquale posted a tremendous 16 saves in the contest while Amber Neumann of Georgian-Court made just four saves. This is now Dipasquale’s third season as starting goaltender fo the Huskies.

The Huskies showed to be a bit rusty to start the season, as the Lions were able to force 35 turnovers and hold a 15-14 margin in draw controls along with outshooting BU.

The Lions were led by Amanda Marino, who posted two goals, an assist, and a team-high eight draw controls for Georgian-Court.
Bloomsburg was chosen to finish seventh in the PSAC preseason coaches poll after losing very few to graduation this past spring.
The Huskies stick around as they welcome Wilmington University (Delaware) to Steph Pettit Stadium on Friday, March 1.

The Huskies look to continue their success against their opponents, the Wildcats Opening draw for the match is set for 5:00 p.m.