Alfred Overcomes Weather and Pacers

Scranton, PA Alfred University picked up a 15-11 win in a non-conference women's lacrosse game at Marywood University on Wednesday night that was interrupted by an hour long lighting delay in the second half. With the win, the Saxons improve to 6-7 on the season, while the Pacers fall to 8-7.

The two teams would swap goals over the first 16 minutes of Wednesday's contest with the Pacers' Taylor McKeown (Nashua, NH) knotting the score at 3-3 off an Alexis Willey (Hummelstown, PA) assist with 13:56 to play in the first half. For the remainder of the opening thirty minutes of play, Alfred would trade two goals to one for Marywood three times to hold a 9-5 lead at halftime.

The Pacers cut their deficit to 9-7 behind tallies by McKeown and Allie Sodl (Coplay, PA) in the first 4:03 of the second half only to see their momentum disrupted as the game was halted due to lighting.

After waiting more than an hour for the storms to pass and for play to resume, Alfred came out and scored four of the game's next five goals to hold a 13-8 lead with 12:11 to play. Sodl got one back for the Pacers just over two minutes later, but Michelle Adams and Emily Tobin would give the Saxons a 14-9 cushion with 6:46 to play before McKeown closed out the scoring with two unassisted goals in the final 4:30 of play.

Marywood, who got a game high nine points from McKeown on seven goals and two assists, held a 34-32 edge in shots for the game while both teams collected 29 groundballs. McKeown now has 76 goals and 86 points on the season, breaking her own program records for points and goals in a season set a year ago.

Sodl (2 goals) and Willey (2 assists) were the only other Pacers to pick-up multiple-points in the game.

Michelle Adams led Alfred with five points on four goals and one assist while Emily Tobin notched four points on one goal and three assists. Devin Fitzgerald (3 goals), Ali Garcia (3 goals), and Elyse Caldwell (3 assists) each contributed three points to the Saxons' attack.

Alfred's Kate Baughman made 14 saves in Alfred's cage to pick up the win while Katie Sullivan (Merrick, NY) made nine saves in the loss for the Pacers.

Marywood will close out their regular season on Friday evening when they host non-conference opponent Hartwick College at 7:00 p.m. before opening up with the a first round Colonial States Athletic Conference playoff game on Saturday, May 1st at a time and site yet to be determined.


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