Bauer and Dyer Lead Susquehanna Past Marymount

SELINSGROVE, Pa. - Susquehanna University's sophomore attacks Ally Bauer (Kinnelon, N.J./Kinnelon) and Erin Dyer (West Caldwell, N.J./James Caldwell) combined to score 11 goals while leading host Susquehanna past Marymount University (Va.), 18–9, in a non-conference women's lacrosse game at Sassafras Fields on March 20.

Bauer tallied a career-high six goals (on 11 shots) and Dyer registered a career-high five goals and added two assists. Bauer also had two ground balls, two caused turnovers and a draw control. The six points by Bauer and seven by Dyer are both career-highs for each as well. Susquehanna (3–4 overall) scored the first goal just 18 seconds into the game by junior midfielder Sarah Wright (Princeton, N.J./Princeton HS).

Marymount (2–6 overall) tied the game at one with 27 minutes, 12 seconds left in the first half. Wright scored three goals on the day. Freshman attack Phoebe Nicholls (Princeton, N.J./Rutgers Prep) recorded the assist on the first Wright goal. Dyer scored the next SU goal with 23:30 remaining to give it a short 2–1 lead before the Saints tied the game back up just 3:06 later. Junior attack Kirsten Detwiler (Montchanin, Del./Wilmington Friends) dished out her fourth assist of the year on the goal.

After the 2–2 tie, SU netted six of the next eight goals of the game in a 10-minute span to make the score 8–4. Bauer tallied four of those-three in a row at one point. Her first two goals were unassisted, while her third was from a free position and her fourth was assisted by Dyer. Between Bauer's third and fourth goals, freshman midfielder Lindsey Derstine (Coopersburg, Pa./Southern Lehigh) tallied her fifth goal of the season.

Sophomore midfielder Marra Landino (Brownsville, Vt./Kimball Union Academy) notched the final goal of the six and also scooped up four ground balls.

Marymount brought the game to within three goals with 7:50 left in the half, 8–5, but SU ran off three straight scores to push the lead back out to 11–5. Bauer scored from another free position, while Wright finished off a pass from freshman midfielder Emily Walsh (Ringwood, N.J./DePaul Catholic). Dyer scored the final Crusaders goal of the half off a pass from Derstine with 2:32 to go.

Wright had a team-high-tying four ground balls and won a game-high seven draw controls.

Marymount scored the final goal of the first half and the first goal of the second half to make the score 11–7 with 26:22 left in the game.

No goals were scored for the next 13 minutes of action before Bauer notched her final goal of the contest from a free position with 13:54 left.

The Saints answered back to make the score 12–8 with 9:07 left, but the Crusaders put the game away with five straight goals in a 2:47 span.

Dyer notched three of those goals, two unassisted and one assisted by sophomore defender Brittany McCann (Glenolden, Pa./Interboro). McCann also picked up four ground balls.

In that run, Wright picked up her final goal of the game off a pass from Dyer with 5:25 left, and Nicholls registered the final two SU goals, both unassisted.

Freshman Emily Stankaitis (Honeoye Falls, N.Y./Honeoye Falls–Lima) played all 60 minutes in goal and made 11 saves to pick up the win.

Four different SU players forced two turnovers in the game, and the Crusaders outshot Marymount, 40–25. Next Game for Susquehanna: Thursday, March 25, vs. Frostburg State (non-conference game), 4:00 p.m.


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