Susquehanna Races Past Shepherd for Victory

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Erin Dyer and Phoebe Nicholls each scored four goals to lead Susquehanna University to a 19-9 win over Shepherd University in women's lacrosse action at Ram Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Sarah Wright added two goals and three assist for the Crusaders. Ally Bauer, Emily Walsh, and Marra Landino added two goals each.

Shepherd (2-6) was led by sophomore Nikki Fusco (Mechanicsville, MD/Chopticon) with three goals.

Sophomore Kaitlin Drake (Ellicott City, MD/River Hill) added two goals, while freshman Nicole Ruane (Sykesville, MD/Century), juniors Lindsay Russell (Emmitsburg, MD/Catoctin) and Carly Jones (Hagerstown, MD/Smithsburg), and senior Karen Sutphin (Baltimore, MD/Eastern Technical) each recorded a goal.

Sophomore Ashtyn Lake (Lovettsville, VA/Loudoun Valley) had Shepherd's only assist.

Freshman netminder Emily Rachel (Damascus, MD/Damascus) recorded four saves for the Rams, while Emily Stankaitis had eight saves for the Susquehanna (5-4).

Susquehanna had a 29-26 edge in shots, while Shepherd had a 40-39 advantage in ground balls. The Crusaders were successful on 25 of 28 clears, while Shepherd was 20 of 26.

The Rams return to action on Monday when they travel to Shippensburg for a 4:00 p.m. contest.

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SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Freshman attack Phoebe Nicholls (Princeton, N.J./Rutgers Prep) scored a game-high-tying four goals and assisted on another to lead visiting Susquehanna University to a 19–9 non-conference women's lacrosse victory over Shepherd University at Ram Field on March 27.

Susquehanna (5–4 overall) is an NCAA Division III team. Shepherd (2–6 overall) competes in Division II. SU has won its last four games, scoring at least 16 goals in each of the last three.

This game was never close. The Crusaders scored the first three goals and 10 of the first 12. They led, 12–5, at halftime.

Teammate and sophomore attack Erin Dyer (West Caldwell, N.J./James Caldwell) tied Nicholls with four goals. Dyer did a bit of everything, collecting three ground balls and two draw controls as well.

Not to be outdone, SU's junior midfielder Sarah Wright (Princeton, N.J./Princeton HS) scored two goals and assisted on three others. Wright also picked up four ground balls and a game-high-tying five draw controls.

Sophomore attack Ally Bauer (Kinnelon, N.J./Kinnelon), freshman midfielder Emily Walsh (Ringwood, N.J./DePaul Catholic) and sophomore midfielder Marra Landino (Brownsville, Vt./Kimball Union Academy) all scored two goals for SU too. Bauer added two assists, and Walsh had one assist, five draw controls, six ground balls and a game-high-tying two caused turnovers. Landino had four ground balls.

Freshman midfielder Lindsey Derstine (Coopersburg, Pa./Southern Lehigh), freshman attack Alexa Green (Wilmington, Del./Red Lion Christian Academy) and sophomore midfielder Caroline Sisson (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) scored the other Crusaders goals. Sophomore defender Brittany McCann (Glenolden, Pa./Interboro) assisted on Walsh's second goal.

Freshman Emily Stankaitis (Honeoye Falls, N.Y./Honeoye Falls–Lima) earned the win in goal to improve to 4–3 this season. Stankaitis made a game-high eight saves in all 60 minutes and tied for the game-high with seven ground balls.

Next Game for Susquehanna: Wednesday, March 31, vs. King's, Pa. (non-conference game), 4:00 p.m.


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