Susquehanna Claims Road Victory at Alvernia

READING, Pa. It was a celebratory St. Patrick's Day for the Susquehanna women's lacrosse, which remained undefeated after downing Alvernia on the road, 19-11. This is the first time the team has gone 5-0 under head coach Laura Moan.

The game was a solid effort by Susquehanna (5-0), as eight different women scored goals. Sophomore Emma Ehler (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) had the most with five, followed by senior Erin Dyer (West Caldwell, N.J./James Caldwell) with four. Michelle McGinniss (Randolph, N.J./Randolph) and Brynn Reid (West Grove, Pa./Avon Grove) had three a piece. McGinniss also had a team-high four draw controls.

Goalie Emily Stankaitis (Honeoye Falls, N.Y./Honoeye Falls-Lima) racked up 18 saves in her 60 minutes of work.

The scoring began early for Susquehanna with Dyer scoring the first goal of the game. Following that play, the Crusaders took a 3-0 charge until Alvernia got on the board with a little over twenty minutes to play in the first. With less than eight minutes to go, the Crusaders controlled the play, outscoring Alvernia by scoring five of the last six goals of the half, two by Dyer.

In the second half, Dyer continued her strong offensive display, getting the Crusaders on the board first. Even still, they were still out-shot by Alvernia 23-15 in the second half. After starting the half down 11-7, Alvernia was never able to bring the lead under three thanks in part to a solid SU defensive effort. Ehler scored twice for SU and had a game-high 14 shots.

The Crusaders secured their victory with a goal by junior Lindsey Derstine (Coopersburg, Pa./Southern Lehigh) with under two minutes to play.

The Crusaders will be on the road again on Wednesday against Lebanon Valley at 4:00 p.m.


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