Phoubandith, Slater, Weaver reach milestones at Immaculata

Rachel Slater (photo by Craig Chase, craigchasephotography.com)
Rachel Slater (photo by Craig Chase, craigchasephotography.com)

IMMACULATA, Pa. - Hood College's Rachel Slater set the program's single-season record for points and Kara Phoubandith reached 100 career goals but Immaculata held off the Blazers 16-12 in non-conference women's lacrosse. 

Inside the Box Score

  • Slater entered the game tied for the record with 55 points and added five to her total with three goals and two assists to reach 60. 
  • Phoubandith came into the contest with 98 career goals and scored a pair to hit exactly 100 in her career, the fifth player in program history to do so. She led Hood with six draw controls, while Slater and Jade Locklear added five each. 
  • Not all the milestones came on the offensive end. Freshman Grace Weaver tied the women's lacrosse team's record of six caused turnovers in a game. Her final one of the afternoon was a new program record, eclipsing Abby Dyjack's 34 in 2011. 
  • Locklear scored three times. She and Slater have 43 goals on the season, two shy of the school's single-season record. 
  • Emily Savona had five ground balls.
  • Rylie Benoit-Nobis made nine saves. 

How it Happened

  • Slater set the points record on the Blazers' first goal of the afternoon, feeding Samy Brandt to tie the score at 1-1 barely four minutes into the game. 
  • Immaculata scored twice before goals by Locklear and Slater tied the game at 3-3 with 16:50. The pattern continued with two goals by the Mighty Macs and Locklear and Slater bringing the Blazers back to even at 5-5 with under 10 to go in the half. 
  • Brittany Whaley scored twice during a 4-2 run to end the half for Immaculata for a 9-7 halftime score. 
  • The Mighty Macs slowly extended their lead and went ahead 16-10 on a tally by Whaley with 3:42 on the game clock. Phoubandith reached 100 goals with the final marker of the contest with 1:06 to go. 
  • Weaver picked up her sixth caused turnover in the game's closing seconds as she caused Immaculata to fail a clear attempt with 16 seconds to play. 

Notes

  • Whaley scored a game-high six goals and Layne Kennedy finished with four goals and one assist. 
  • Lex Goerlach made eight saves. 

Up Next

Hood wraps up the season with senior day on Saturday, April 28 against Alvernia. 

 

 

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