McGinniss Helps Susquehanna Rally to Down Marymount

ARLINGTON, Va. Susquehanna put up 14 goals against Marymount (Va.) to overcome a 4-0 deficit and defeat Marymount (Va.) by a final score of 14-11.

The win, which also evened SU's season record at 3-3, matched the team's season-high scoring output as all three of Susquehanna's victories have been 14-goal games.

SU freshman Michelle McGinniss (Randolph, N.J./Randolph) led all scorers with five goals. McGinniss had one of the best all-around games of her young career, as she also chipped in two assists and had six caused turnovers.

Meanwhile, Erin Dyer (West Caldwell, N.J./James Caldwell) added four goals and Ally Bauer (Kinnelon, N.J./Kinnelon) netted two scores of her own.

Goalie Emily Stankaitis (Honeoye Falls, N.Y./Honeoye Falls-Lima) recorded seven saves and with the help of the SU defense limited the Saints to just four second-half goals.

As a team, SU out-shot Marymount 39-23 and took good care of the ball, committing just 16 turnovers while causing 23 Saints turnovers. Leading the way in caused turnovers was McGinniss while Marra Landino (Brownsville, Kt./Kimball Union Academy) caused four of those 23 Marymount turnovers.

Less than five minutes into the game, the Crusaders fell behind 4-0 after the Saints put up four unanswered goals.

Dyer stopped that stretch by netting back-to-back goals and McGinniss scored her first goal of the game to cap off a 3-0 SU run that made it a one-goal game at 4-3 with 18:53 still to play in the half.

The Saints went up 5-3 before Susquehanna put up three more unanswered goals with the final two from McGinniss that gave the Crusaders their first lead of the game at 6-5.

Two more Marymount goals handed a 7-6 edge back to the Saints but McGinniss ended the half with back-to-back goals as SU took an 8-7 advantage into halftime.

Marymount's Stephanie Flood scored the first goal of the second half just 17 seconds into the period but from that point on, it was all Crusaders. Dyer opened a 5-0 stretch for SU with a goal at the 21:14 mark and Lindsey Derstine (Cooopersburg, Pa./Southern Lehigh) capped off the run with a goal at 12:39 that made it 13-8 in favor of Susquehanna.

While the Saints did score the final two goals of the game, it was too little too late as SU held on for the win.

Next game: Wednesday, March 23 vs. Lebanon Valley 4:00 p.m.


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