Warriors Rally in 2nd Half but Fall Short vs. Roger Williams

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. Despite outscoring Roger Williams, 10-8, in the second half, a five-goal first-half deficit was too much for Lycoming College on Monday afternoon, March 14, as the Warriors fell, 14-11, in non-conference action at the Shangraw Athletic Complex.

The Warriors (1-3 overall) got an outstanding performance from junior Grace Gargiulo (Branchburg, N.J./Immaculata), as she posted six goals and converted all three of her free-position chances, and sophomore Brooke Strausser (Wernersville, Pa./Conrad Weiser Area) notched her second straight hat trick with three goals.

Lycoming posted a 28-25 groundball advantage, led by five each from Gargiulo and senior Meagan Pittius (Sparta, N.J./Sparta) and also were benefitted by a 41-24 advantage in fouls.

The Hawks (2-1 overall) built a 6-1 advantage in the first half, scoring three goals in the final 1:26 of the stanza to break open the game.

A free position goal from Strausser closed the gap within four early in the second half and a pair of goals from freshman Ashley Landis (Watsontown, Pa./Warrior Run) and Gargiulo posted goals to cut the lead to three points with 23:04 left.

However, the Hawks went on a 7-2 run to take a 14-7 lead with 6:07 left. From there, though, Gargiulo and the Warriors made a charge, with Gargiulo notching three goals in the closing minutes, including two free-position tallies, and Strausser also added a free-position goal.

Freshman Sarah Quigley (New City, N.Y./Clarkstown South) added four groundballs and Strausser led the team with two caused turnovers.

Claire Halliday and Jessica Searl each led the Hawks with three goals and Danica Delia posted two goals and three assists. Kate Malenczak and Jessica Searl each added four groundballs.

In goal, junior Kristina Maurer (Jim Thorpe, Pa./Marian Catholic) posted 10 saves in net for the Warriors and Roger Williams' Meagan Connelly also added 10 stops.

The Warriors get back on the field on Wednesday, March 16, when they head to Susquehanna for a 4:00 p.m. rivalry matchup.


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