Notre Dame Prep runs past No. 10 Bryn Mawr in 14-8 win Stanwick scores six goals, Aumiller five for Pirates

April 09, 1997|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF

Stopping Notre Dame Prep All-Metro finisher Sheehan Stanwick is difficult enough, but stopping the ball before it gets to her may be the greater challenge for opponents of the No. 1-ranked Piirates.

With their quick-strike offense running in high gear yesterday, the Pirates got six goals from Stanwick and five from Lacey Aumiller in a 14-8 victory over No. 10 Bryn Mawr in an AIS A Division Lears League game.

In the early minutes, the host Mawrtians (6-1 overall, 3-1 Lears League) could do little to contain the Pirates' high-speed, precision-passing game.

"They move the ball so quickly that there are one-on-ones being created all over the field," said Mawrtians coach Anne Townsend Kessenich.

The Pirates (4-0, 2-0) ran up a 6-1 lead in the first 14 minutes on a couple of pinpoint passing plays by Sheehan Stanwick and Kate Chasney. Sheehan fed her sister Wick and then Kate Chasney found Sheehan, both right on the crease, for the last two goals in a four-goal run.

It didn't help the Mawrtians that leading scorer Kim Smith had trouble adjusting to the protective mask she had to wear after suffering a broken nose in a tournament Saturday.

Smith still managed three goals and an assist, and the Mawrtians remained within striking distance most of the way. Back-to-back goals by Kate Cole and Charlotte Graham cut the Pirates' lead to 9-7 with 12: 40 left in the game, but NDP put the game away with three straight goals.

Draw control was a major asset for NDP. Center Lauren Aumiller won 18 of 24 draws -- picking most of them out of the air herself.

The Pirates also got a big game from goalie Mary Beth Laverghetta. The junior made eight saves, including a couple of point-blank stuffs to help snap a two-goal Mawrtians rally early in the second half.

Pub Date: 4/09/97

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