Susquehanna Wins Landmark Opener Over Moravian

SELINSGROVE, Pa. - Susquehanna University's junior attack Kirsten Detwiler (Montchanin, Del./Wilmington Friends) tallied a game-high five points on two goals and three assists to help Susquehanna defeat the visitors from Moravian College, 18–7, in a Landmark Conference women's lacrosse game at Sassafras Fields on April 10.

Detwiler handed out all three of her assists and scored both of her goals in the first half. Susquehanna (8–4, 1–0 Landmark) traded goals with Moravian (3–6, 0–1 Landmark) over the first 6 minutes, 28 seconds of play but outscored the Greyhounds, 9–1, for the rest of the half. SU netted the first two goals to start the second half and never led by less than eight for the remainder of the contest.

The Crusaders have now won seven straight games and eight of their last nine. SU has scored at least 16 goals in six consecutive contests as well.

SU's junior midfielder Sarah Wright (Princeton, N.J./Princeton HS), sophomore attack Ally Bauer (Kinnelon, N.J./Kinnelon) and freshman attack Phoebe Nicholls (Princeton, N.J./Rutgers Prep) each scored three goals and assisted on another. Nicholls won two draw controls and picked up a ground ball. Wright won four draw controls, and Bauer scooped up a ground ball.

Sophomore attack Erin Dyer (West Caldwell, N.J./James Caldwell) and freshman midfielder Lindsey Derstine (Coopersburg, Pa./Southern Lehigh) both netted two goals. Derstine's second goal was from a free position with 14:29 left in the game.

Crusaders freshman defender Ainsley Rossitto (Rocky Hill, Conn./Kingswood-Oxford) led all players with three caused turnovers. Rossitto also scored a goal, assisted on another, picked up three ground balls and won two draw controls.

SU's sophomore midfielder Caroline Sisson (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) and freshman defender Jennifer Nguyen (Norristown, Pa./Norristown Area) each registered a goal. Nguyen recorded her first point this season with that goal.

Freshman Emily Stankaitis (Honeoye Falls, N.Y./Honeoye Falls–Lima) played all 60 minutes in net and made 10 saves to earn her seventh win of the season. Stankaitis picked up a game-high six ground balls.

SU outshot the Greyhounds, 51–24, including 36 shots on goal. Next Game for Susquehanna: Wednesday, April 14, vs. Scranton (Landmark Conference game), 4:00 p.m.

2010-04-10



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