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PBA Women Jump out to a 9-0 Lead, Cruise to the 14-6 Win; Johnson 5G, Delate 2G/2A

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Key West alum Bella Marchiano with 2G/1A

Sailfish Women’s Lacrosse Earns First Win Over Catawba

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


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Palm Beach Atlantic women’s lacrosse team returned to action this afternoon as they hosted Catawba College. After playing nationally ranked teams close early in the season but coming up short, the Sailfish controlled the action today, coming away with a 14-6 victory. PBA’s record moves to 1-3 with the victory and they are 0-1 in Sunshine State Conference play.

The Sailfish jumped ahead early on today as they outscored Catawba 6-0 in the first quarter. Rachel Delate got the scoring going for PBA as she found the back of the net just over a minute into the game. Addyson Johnson got the second for the ‘Fish as she scored a hat trick in the first quarter and finished with a game-high five goals. Mattie Davis and Megan Jackson each found the back of the net for PBA as they outshot Catawba 14-3 in the quarter. History was made for the Sailfish as Courtney Rausch became the school’s all-time save leader when she made her third save and the 225 for her career.

PBA scored the first three goals in the second quarter as Delate scored another and Bella Marchiano scored two to put the Sailfish up 9-0. Catawba got their first goal four minutes into the second quarter but PBA quickly answered through Annika Limpert as the Sailfish led 10-2 at the half. 

Leading comfortably and in control of the game, the Sailfish took their foot off the gas slightly in the second half as they went into their bench and rotated their lineups. The two sides scored just three goals in the third quarter, with Catawba scoring two as goalie Georgia Karns saw her first game action of the year in the second half. Karns finished with four saves while conceding four goals while Rausch made four saves and allowed two goals while picking up the win. 

Johnson, Ella Howlin, and Jackson all scored to start the fourth quarter for the Sailfish as they led 14-4. Catawba ended the game by scoring two late goals but the ‘Fish captured the 14-6 victory. PBA outshot the visitors 33-19 for the game while winning 14-of-24 draw controls. Defensively, Katie Caras led PBA with four ground balls while Sara Metheny caused three turnovers.

The Sailfish return to action on Wednesday when they host Holy Family at the Rinker Athletic Campus. The Tigers currently sit with an 0-3 record early on the season.