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7G in 7 Minutes to Start Game Lead PBA Women to 18-7 Win over Holy Family; Delate 5G/2A

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Archbishop McCarthy alum Kristina Fardales 2G, Key West alum Bella Marchiano 1G/1A

via PBA press release/website, by Assistant Director, Athletic Communications


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Palm Beach Atlantic women’s lacrosse team returned to action today as they hosted Holy Family at the Rinker Athletic Campus. The Sailfish jumped on the Tigers early on their way to an 18-7 victory. PBA has now two straight home games as they move their record to 2-3 on the season.

For the second straight game, the Sailfish opened the game on a big scoring run that would create a cushion in the score that would prove to be decisive. Today it was seven straight PBA goals before the Tigers were able to find an answer. The ‘Fish spread the ball around as six different players recorded goals during the scoring run. Mattie Davis and Megan Jackson each found the back of the net inside of three minutes before Rachel Delate added the next two goals. Addyson Johnson scored next, followed by freshman Annika LimpertKatie Avena got the final goal as PBA scored the opening seven goals in just seven minutes. 

It seemed like the ‘Fish were going to score as many goals as they wanted before the visitors hit back by scoring the next three goals as PBA led 8-3 after the opening 15 minutes of play. Scoring slowed in the second quarter but it was the Sailfish who scored four of the five goals in the period. Delate added two more of her game-high five goals while Ella Howlin got two goals of her own also. PBA outshot the Tigers 26-10 in the opening half as Sailfish goalie Courtney Rausch wasn’t called on often as she made two saves and the ‘Fish led 12-4 at the half. 

PBA scored all three goals in the third quarter as they reached the ten-goal margin to start the running clock. Delate, Howlin, and Bella Marchiano all scored for the Sailfish as they went up 15-4. Georgia Karns got the work in the net for the Sailfish and went on to make four saves on the seven shots on target she faced. The ‘Fish dominated play and the scoreline could have been worse if it wasn’t for the 17 saves made by Holy Family goalie Olivia Kueny during the game. PBA ended up cruising late to the 11-goal victory as Kristina Fardales scored her first two goals of the season and Limpert found her second of the game.

Nine different PBA players scored on the day while Delate led the way with seven points, five goals and two assists. Defensively, the Sailfish were strong, holding the Tigers to just 19 shots. Meghan Lyons led the team with four ground balls while Delate and Limpert each caused three turnovers as Holy Family struggled to clear the ball against the Sailfish throughout the game. 

The ‘Fish stay at home and play hosts to Anderson this Saturday for the next contest. The Trojans have started their season 5-0 while the two sides will be meeting for the first time.