Gargiulo Sets Goal Record, But Warriors Fall to E-town

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. With her 13th straight hat trick, junior Grace Gargiulo (Branchburg, N.J./Immaculata) set Lycoming's record for goals in a season, finishing the game with 74, but the Warriors fell to No. 17 Elizabethtown, 18-6, in Middle Atlantic Conference action on Thursday, April 21, at the Shangraw Athletic Complex.

Gargiulo posted three goals in the first half, passing Lauren Evangelist's record of 72 goals set in 2004, with her last one, a free-position attempt with 4:06 left in the half. For good measure, she added another free-position score in the second half to finish the game with four goals.

Like Evangelist, Gargiulo has emerged as one of the nation's leaders in goals, entering the week second in the nation at 5.17 goals per game before scoring eight goals against Wilkes on Monday, April 18, and four against the Blue Jays. Evangelist finished second in the nation in goals in 2004, scoring 72 times in 15 games.

Gargiulo broke through first for the Warriors (3-11 overall, 3-7 MAC), as she scored just 2:03 into the game on an unassisted tally. However, the Blue Jays (12-3 overall, 9-1 MAC) responded with eight straight goals to take control of the game before sophomore Brooke Strausser (Wernersville, Pa./Conrad Weiser) found a seam in the high-right corner.

Gargiulo deposited a free-position shot with 7:05 left, setting up her record-breaking goal to help the Warriors cut the lead to five points, but another Blue Jays goal helped them take a 10-4 lead at the half.

Gargiulo cut it to five points after a free-position score with 28:11 remaining, but E-town took over from there with eight of the last nine goals.

Becky Porter led the Blue Jays with six goals and three assists and Bari Rosenstein added five goals. Sarah Cullinan posted two goals and four assists and Becky Porter added three dimes. Cullinan led the Blue Jays with five groundballs and two caused turnovers. Elizabethtown turned the ball over just seven times in the game.

Freshman Sarah Quigley (New City, N.Y./Clarkstown South) posted a game-high seven groundballs and Strausser posted a goal, four groundballs and a game-high four draw controls. Freshman Ashley Landis (Watsontown, Pa./Warrior Run) added a goal.

In net, Elizabethtown keeper Rachael Waldman made four stops on 12 shots and Lycoming senior Libby Stoesz (Akron, Pa./Conestoga Valley) made eight stops on 32 shots.

Lycoming heads to MAC foe Messiah for a 4:00 p.m. game on Wednesday, April 27.


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