April 3, 2014
Reigning PSAC Player of the Week Chelsea Borrino (Webster, N.Y./Webster Thomas) delivered four assists as the No. 8 Lock Haven lacrosse team (6-2, 3-1 PSAC) defeated No. 15 Bloomsburg (6-3, 4-1 PSAC) by a score of 10-5.
Lock Haven’s offense was lead by a trio of players who each netted a hat trick. Kelly Hamilton (Warrington, Pa./Central Bucks South) was the first to reach the mark and the feat was then followed by Jess Pandolf (Holbrook, N.Y./Sachem North) and Lindsay Walbrandt (Telford, Pa./Souderton). Taylor Klunk (Forrest Hill, Md./Bel Air) added to the effort by scoring a goal of her own.
The three goals scored by Walbrandt were her first three this season and even tallied an assist on Klunk’s goal. All of Walbrandt’s points came in the final 14 minutes of the game. Borrino, the team leader in points, has accumulated 37 assists along with 10 goals so far this season. Pandolf started the scoring and put Lock Haven ahead early with the goal coming less than four minutes into the game.
LHU would not be able to score for the rest of the half though and only registered three shots in the first half which left them with a 3-1 deficit at halftime. With 23:23 left in regulation, Bloomsburg lengthened their lead to 4-2. Hamilton and Pandolf then combined to score two goals within 20 seconds of each other and the game was then tied. Hamilton’s third and final goal of the day gave Lock Haven a lead that they would never relinquish. Walbrandt, Pandolf and Klunk added five additional goals for LHU to pull away from Bloomsburg.
Redshirt sophomore goalie Chrissy Baffuto (Long Valley, N.J./West Morris Central) put together a quality game and provided nine saves for LHU. Lock Haven travels to take on their rival and No. 13 West Chester on Saturday, April 5 at 1 p.m. LHU returns home to Charlotte E. Smith Field to play Shepherd on Monday, April 7 at 4 p.m.