Susquehanna Falls in Season Opener at Haverford

HAVERFORD, Pa. - Susquehanna University's junior midfielder Sarah Wright (Princeton, N.J./Princeton HS) notched a team-high-tying two goals, but visiting Susquehanna fell to Haverford College, 177, in a non-conference women's lacrosse game at Walton Field on Feb. 27. The game was both teams' 2010 season opener.

Wright also won a team-best five draw controls and picked up a ground ball. She netted the first SU (01 overall) goal with 25 minutes, 43 seconds left in the first half off a free-position shot to tie the game at 1. Wright's second goal-and fourth for SU-was tallied with 27:07 to go in the game, but the Crusaders were still down, 74.

Haverford (10 overall) led at the half, 62, and scored seven of the final eight goals in the game. The score was 106 with 15:24 the left in regulation before that run.

SU's sophomore attack Erin Dyer (West Caldwell, N.J./James Caldwell) registered two goals, both in the second half. Dyer scored her first goal off an assist from fellow sophomore attack Ally Bauer (Kinnelon, N.J./Kinnelon) just 38 seconds into the second half. Dyer's second goal came from a free position with 15:24 remaining in the contest.

Bauer recorded her first goal of the season with 11:32 left in the first half from a free position. Her goal at that time made the score 42 in favor of Haverford.

SU's freshman attack Alicia Large (Auburn, Maine/Edward Little) scored her first collegiate goal on the third free-position score for the Crusaders with 22:10 left in the game. Freshman midfielder Lindsey Derstine (Coopersburg, Pa./Southern Lehigh) added the final Susquehanna goal on another free position shot with 7:49 left in the second half.

Crusaders freshman midfielder Emily Jones (Oyster Bay, N.Y./Long Island Lutheran) caused a team-high two turnovers, while freshman defender Ainsley Rossitto (Rocky Hill, Conn./Kingswood-Oxford) picked up a team-high-tying four ground balls.

Junior defender Abbie Handerhan (Arlington, Va./Connelly School of Holy Child) played all 60 minutes of the game in her first collegiate start in goal and made seven saves in the loss. Handerhan also scooped up four ground balls.

Next Game for Susquehanna: Sunday, March 7, vs. Lynchburg at Baltimore (non-conference game), 7:00 p.m.


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