Offensive Barrage Propels Women's Lacrosse Past Iona, 18-8
Seven different Cadets scored, including four with hat tricks, to help the Army West Point women's lacrosse team open its 2019 season with an 18-8 victory over Iona at Michie Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The foursome of Jackie Brattan, Manuela Cortes, Megan Raftery and Samantha Stewart led the offensive charge, combining for 14 of the Black Knights' (1-0) 18 goals opposite the Gaels (0-1), while each tallying a hat trick. Caroline Raymond, Rilee Scott and Nikki Polhamus also netted a score in the game. Juliana Dworschak had a standout performance after finishing with a game-high eight draw controls. Her effectiveness on the draw control allowed Army to stay on the attack, gain more offensive possessions and score the most goals in a season opener in program history. Army improved to 2-0 all-time versus Iona. The 18 goals scored were the most by an Army team since the Black Knights tallied 19 against Wofford on March 8, 2018. It was also the most goals scored in a home opener in program history. Cortes tallied the seventh hat trick of her career. Read more.