ST. DAVIDS, Pa. – The 2011 Ursinus College women's lacrosse team opened the season on a great note, taking a 17-8 decision over Eastern, in the opener for both squads on Thursday afternoon.
The Bears surged ahead quickly, as they scored seven of the game's first eight goals in the win.
Junior midfielder Alyssa Thren (Barto, Pa./Upper Perkiomen) four goals during that run, finishing the afternoon with six goals on seven shots. Senior attack Lindsey Urban (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks East) had four goals in the win, while junior attack Kim Peifer (Collegeville, Pa./Methacton) added in two.
Senior midfielder Allison Furman (Gilbertsville, Pa./Boyertown) had five assists, as the Bears had an 11-4 halftime lead and led by as much as 11 goals.
Defensively, sophomore midfielder Elizabeth Chatburn (Dresher, Pa./Upper Dublin) had six caused turnovers, with senior defender Kim Johnson (Sewell, N.J./Clearview Regional) and sophomore Claire Yergeau (Ossining, N.Y./Ossining) netting two each. Chatburn also scooped up five groundballs, with Urban, Furman and Johnson each grabbing three.
In goal, senior goalkeeper Emma Bacharach (Lancaster, Pa./J.P. McCaskey) got the win as she made two saves in the first half, while sophomore goalkeeper Jackie Kimmel (Hatboro, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham) had four saves in the second half.
Ursinus heads to Myrtle Beach, S.C., next week to take on ODAC opponents Lynchburg and Roanoke.