Warriors Can Keep Pace at FDU-Florham

MADISON, N.J. Junior Grace Gargiulo (Branchburg, N.J./Immaculata) finished off her record-breaking season with five goals, and Lycoming outscored third-place FDU-Florham in the second half, but the Devils posted a 20-13 win in the Warriors' season-finale at Shields Stadium.

Gargiulo wrapped up her season with school records of 80 goals, 26 free-position goals and 5.00 goals per game. Her 84 points and 5.25 points per game were second in school history and her 50 draw controls were seventh in school annals.

After falling behind 12-2 in the first half, the Warriors were aggressive in the second half, taking nine-more shots and forcing 25 Devil fouls.

The Warriors cut the lead to six goals in the first eight minutes of the half, with freshmen Ashley Landis (Watsontown, Pa./Warrior Run) and Maureen Heagy (Drexel Hill, Pa./Upper Darby) scoring before Gargiulo scored twice.

The Devils (11-5 overall, 10-2 MAC) scored three of the next four goals to take a 15-7 lead before Landis and capped a 5-0 run that brought the Warriors within three points with 13:19 remaining. Each team traded a goal in the next four minutes before the Devils took control with the last four goals of the game.

Sophomore Brooke Strausser (Wernersville, Pa./Conrad Weiser Area) finished with three goals and an assist, finishing the year with 35 goals and seven assists. Landis also added three goals and an assist and freshman Sarah Quigley (New City, N.Y./Clarkstown South) added a goal. Strausser and Landis each grabbed seven draw controls.

Breana Kilpatrick and Erika Depelteau led the Devils with four goals each and Sara Franckowiak added three goals and an assist. Stefanie Sanzari added a game-high four groundballs and also posted three caused turnovers.

Ashley Smith made 12 stops to earn the win and senior Libby Stoesz (Akron, Pa./Conestoga Valley) notched six for the Warriors.

The Warriors finished the season with a 3-13 overall record and a 3-9 mark in the Middle Atlantic Conference.


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