Susquehanna Flies by Goucher for Landmark Victory

SELINSGROVE, Pa. - Susquehanna University's junior midfielder Sarah Wright (Princeton, N.J./Princeton HS) tallied a game-high eight points to lead host Susquehanna past Goucher College, 17–7, in a Landmark Conference women's lacrosse game at Sassafras Fields on April 24.

Susquehanna (10–5, 3–1 Landmark) scored the first goal just 26 seconds into the game before Goucher (6–9, 1–3 Landmark) tied the game 4 minutes, 6 seconds later. After the contest was knotted again, this time at 2, SU ran off 11 straight goals to end the first half with a 13–2 advantage. For the rest of the game, Goucher could not bring to difference to less than nine goals.

Wright netted a game-high six goals, including three in a row, and dished out two assists. She also won a game-high six draw controls, scooped up two ground balls and caused two turnovers. Wright is now tied for the SU single-season record in draw controls with 56. Kristen Reineke '05 posted 56 draw controls in 2005.

Teammate and freshman attack Phoebe Nicholls (Princeton, N.J./Rutgers Prep) scored the first Crusaders goal and finished with three scores and two assists on the day. SU's freshman midfielder Lindsey Derstine (Coopersburg, Pa./Southern Lehigh) handed out two assists and scored back-to-back goals in a 2:31 span.

Sophomore attacks Erin Dyer (West Caldwell, N.J./James Caldwell) and Ally Bauer (Kinnelon, N.J./Kinnelon) each registered two goals and an assist in the win. One of Dyer's goals came from a free position with 4:33 left in the first half. Bauer (35) and Dyer (32) rank second and third, respectively, in goals scored this year for the Crusaders. Wright lead the team with 36.

Crusaders junior attack Kirsten Detwiler (Montchanin, Del./Wilmington Friends) scored a goal off of an assist from Wright and assisted on one of Wright's six tallies. Freshman attack Alicia Large (Auburn, Maine/Edward Little) netted the final SU goal of the game with 7:03 remaining.

Freshman midfielder Emily Walsh (Ringwood, N.J./DePaul Catholic) had an assist on the day, while sophomore defender Brittany McCann (Glenolden, Pa./Interboro) picked up a game-high-tying seven ground balls and caused a game-high six turnovers.

Freshman Emily Stankaitis (Honeoye Falls, N.Y./Honeoye Falls–Lima) played all 60 minutes in net and made a game-high-tying eight saves to pick up her ninth win of the season.

Next game for Susquehanna: Saturday, May 1, at Drew (Landmark Conference game), 3:00 p.m.


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