Lycoming Offense Clicks in Victory over Wilkes

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. Grace Gargiulo (Branchburg, N.J./Immaculata), Brooke Strausser (Wernersville, Pa./Conrad Weiser Area) and Sarah Quigley (New City, N.Y./Clarkstown South) combined for 16 of Lycoming's season-high 24 goals, leading the team to a 24-15 win over Wilkes in MAC action on Monday afternoon, April 18.

Gargiulo posted eight goals and an assist to reach 70 goals this year, tied for second-most in school history with Megan Wallenhorst in 2006. She is just two goals shy of the school record of 72 set by Lauren Evangelist in 2004.

Strausser and Quigley each added four goals and three assists to provide welcome compliments to Gargiulo for the Warriors (3-10 overall, 3-6 MAC), as the team piled on its most goals since a 24-11 win over Alvernia on April 19, 2009.

After a goal from Gargiulo opened the scoring, the Colonels (3-11 overall, 0-9 MAC) scored twice in the span of a minute to take a 2-1 lead. However, Gargiulo responded with three straight goals to start a 5-0 run. After a pair of Wilkes' goals made it 6-4 with 7:30 left in the half, the Warriors scored three times in a span of 33 seconds, with Strausser, Gargiulo and Heagy all denting the twine to take a 9-4.

After a goal by the Colonels, the Warriors responded with five straight goals before the half, with Gargiulo putting the Warriors up 14-5 with 20 seconds left.

The Colonels went on a 7-3 run throughout the first part of the second half to close within 17-12, but Strausser scored a pair of goals to end the threat. Quigley also added a pair of goals in the final 10 minutes and both freshman Amber Graybill (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) and sophomore Hope Pappas (Upper Darby, Pa./Upper Darby) each collected their first career goals en route to making up the final margin.

Freshman Maureen Heagy (Drexel Hill, Pa./Upper Darby) added three goals and two assists and senior Kate Isennock (Sparks, Md./Hereford) posted two goals and an assist. Freshman Ashley Landis (Watsontown, Pa./Warrior Run) added a goal and an assist and sophomore Lauren Reitnouer (New Holland, Pa./Garden Spot) added her first career point on an assist.

Quigley also led the team with seven groundballs and added five draw controls and two caused turnovers and Gargiulo posted six groundballs and six draw controls. Strausser led the team with eight draw controls.

Keri Meerholz led the Colonels with seven goals and Gabby Ford posted three goals and four assists. Ford also added 11 groundballs and Allie Grippo added five groundballs.

In net, senior Libby Stoesz (Akron, Pa./Conestoga Valley) notched the win with three saves and five goals allowed in 30 minutes. Junior Kristina Maurer (Jim Thorpe, Pa./Marian Catholic) also added three saves. Cassie Cronin took the loss for the Colonels, as she made 11 saves.

Lycoming will wrap up its home slate on Thursday, April 21 when they face Elizabethtown at 4:00 p.m. at the Shangraw Athletic Complex.


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