Susquehanna Picks up Road Win at McDaniel

WESTMINSTER, Md. Sarah Wright tallied four goals and three assists to lead Susquehanna to a 14-6 victory over McDaniel in non-conference action on Thursday.

Lisa Jurd (Columbia, Md./Hammond) registered two goals and an assist to lead the Green Terror (1-8), who had its stretch of four straight games decided by one goal or in overtime snapped.

Michelle McGinniss and Ally Bauer contributed hat tricks for the Crusaders (5-3), who scored the game's first five goals en route to the eight-goal victory.

Erin Dyer found Lindsey Derstine for her first of three assists just over eight minutes into the game. Clinging to that 1-0 lead through a defensive first nearly 14 minutes of the game, Wright found a streaking Bauer with 16:08 to play to spark a three-goal flurry over the next 2 minutes, 8 seconds.

Wright finished off a Derstine feed 1:28 before Dyer hit McGinniss for a 4-0 lead with 14:00 to play. Emily Walsh made a move from behind the net to stretch the lead to five with 9:08 showing.

Chelsea Watkins (Columbia, Md./Hammond) helped McDaniel break up the shutout, finishing Paige Messersmith (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) with 6:30 to go before converting a free-position goal with 1:38 on the clock to cut the deficit to 5-2.

Derstine stretched the lead back to four, finding the back of the net on a free-position attempt of her own with 14.7 seconds remaining in the first half.

Derstine pushed the lead to five just 1:19 into the second half before Jurd hit Mary Tokolish (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) with 22:26 to play. A McGinniss marker and back-to-back scores by Wright stretched the advantage to 10-3 with 11:50 to play before Tokolish broke up the run at the 9:20 mark.

A Dyer tally and pair of Bauer goals pushed the lead to 14-3 with 2:11 to play before Jurd hit a free-position goal with 1:54 on the clock. McGinniss and Jurd exchanged tallies in the final 1:17 to set the final margin.

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WESTMINSTER, Md. One of its most impressive defensive efforts of the season helped lead Susquehanna to a 14-6 road win at McDaniel on Thursday afternoon. The Green Terror managed only six goals against SU while the Crusaders saw six players net goals en route to the team's fourth-straight victory.

The six goals scored against SU (5-3) were the fewest the team has given up this season while the 10 goals marked the seventh-straight game Susquehanna has netted double-digit goals.

Sarah Wright (Princeton, N.J./Princeton) led all players with four goals and chipped in three assists for a seven-point afternoon. Erin Dyer (West Caldwell, N.J./James Caldwell) matched Wright with three assists and added one goal. Michelle McGinniss (Randolph, N.J./Randolph) and Ally Bauer (Kinnelon, N.J./Kinnelon) recorded hat tricks while Lindsey Derstine (Coopersburg, Pa./Southern Lehigh) finished with two goals.

Sophomore goalie Emily Stankaitis (Honeoye Falls, N.Y./Honeoye Falls-Lima) made 10 saves as she played all 60 minutes of the game.

The Crusaders took 27 shots to McDaniel's 24 and won 11 of the game's 21 draw controls.

It took Susquehanna just over eight minutes to get on the board as Bauer fed Derstine in front of the McDaniel goal and Derstine then found the back of the net for the 1-0 SU lead.

The Crusaders then rattled off three goals from three different players in a two-minute stretch to up their edge to four. Emily Walsh (Ringwood, N.J./DePaul Catholic) made it 5-0 with a goal at the 9:08 mark of the half before McDaniel finally got on the scoreboard with a goal at the 6:30 mark.

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2011-03-31



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