Gargiulo Sets School Record as Warriors Down Cougars

DALLAS, Pa. With a school-record 11 goals and a record-tying 12 points, junior Grace Gargiulo (Branchburg, N.J./Immaculata) led Lycoming College to a 19-10 win over Misericordia in Middle Atlantic Conference action on Wednesday, April 13, at Mangelsdorf Field.

Along the way, Gargiulo also became the eighth player in school history to reach 50 goals in a season, as she moved into sixth by the end of the game with 58, and she became the eighth player in school history to reach 100 career goals, finishing the game with 103.

Gargiulo's 11 goals surpassed the previous school record of nine goals set by Sarah Wingerden on May 1, 2007 against Scranton and she tied the school record of 12 points set by Brenda MacPhail twice and Wingerden against Scranton.

The Warriors (2-9 overall, 2-5 MAC) took an early lead on a goal from Gargiulo and she scored twice more to help the team take a 4-2 lead. A goal from Emily Foley drew the Cougars (2-10 overall, 2-5 MAC) within a goal with 6:52 left, but senior Meagan Pittius (Sparta, N.J./Sparta) connected on a free position shot with 2:04 left and Gargiulo added her fourth goal with 1:19 left, helping the Warriors take a 6-3 lead into the half.

Gargiulo added another tally just 13 seconds into the half, but the Cougars scored three of the next four goals to draw within 8-6 with 25:54 left. However, the Warriors broke open the game with 13 of the next 15 goals to take a 19-8 lead, with sophomore Brooke Strausser (Wernersville, Pa./Conrad Weiser Area) starting the run with a goal. Gargiulo scored six goals during the run.

Kate Pagnotta scored a pair of goals in the final minute for the Cougars to help make up the final nine-goal margin.

Gargiulo added seven draw controls to go with her 11 goals and one assist and Strausser posted three goals and four draw controls. Freshman Ashley Landis (Watsontown, Pa./Warrior Run) tallied one goal and five draw controls and Pittius added a goal.

Senior Kate Isennock (Sparks, Md./Hereford) posted a goal and an assist and both junior Gwen Forestal (Muncy, Pa./Hughesville) and freshman Maureen Heagy (Drexel Hill, Pa./Upper Darby) each scored their first career goals.

Pagnotta posted five goals to lead the Cougars and Emily Foley added three goals.

Junior Kristina Maurer (Jim Thorpe, Pa./Marian Catholic) notched 11 saves to earn her second win of the season for the Warriors. Colleen Hunt made eight saves in net for the Cougars.

The Warriors get back on the field on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. as they host Eastern in a MAC clash.

2011-04-13



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