Susquehanna Uses 10-0 Run to Down Lebanon Valley

ANNVILLE, Pa. - A 10-goal barrage by Susquehanna broke open a tie game as the Crusaders dropped Lebanon Valley, 16-7, at Arnold Field on Wednesday.

The Dutchmen (3-3) were held scoreless for more than a half hour as undefeated Susquehanna (6-0) reeled off 10 unanswered goals in the final 10 minutes of the first half and 21 minutes of the second, turning a 3-3 game into a decisive victory.

Allison McGinniss scored twice to lead LVC's offense, and Suzanne Sullivan, Hana Krechel, Taylor Kruter, Jenny Simensky, and Mel Modrick each added goals. Erin Dyer led SU with four and Mereditch Crane scored a hat trick; Emma Ehler and Michelle McGinniss, sister of LVC's Allison, had two goals and two assists each.

Turnovers were a big factor in LVC's inability to generate second-half offense as the Dutchmen gave away 31 balls and went just 15 for 25 on clear attempts. LVC was held to just seven second-half shots as SU led 38-17 overall. The Crusaders led draw controls 10-5 in the second behind nine from McGinniss.

Erica Ameigh earned her first start of the season and made 13 saves, while Emily Stankaitis earned the win with 10 stops, including seven in the first half.

LVC led 2-0 early on thanks to goals by Simensky and Sullivan, and then came back to tie it on Kruter's feed from Bailey Benz after a 3-0 SU run.

But the Crusaders clamped down, controlled the draw, and would hold the hosts scoreless for 31:44, scoring 10 goals in that span until McGinniss' first strike with 8:18 left in the second half. Modrick and Krechel added late goals, and Krechel assisted on McGinniss' second in the final minute.

LVC will host Scranton on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

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ANNVILLE, Pa. Sixteen goals added up to a sixth-straight win for Susquehanna as the team took down Lebanon Valley 16-7 in a Wednesday afternoon road game.

Two Lebanon Valley goals 12 minutes into the game put the Crusaders in a 2-0 hole but after that second goal, it was all SU (6-0) for the remainder of the game as Susquehanna out-scored the Flying Dutchmen (3-3) 16-5 over the remainder of the game.

Erin Dyer (West Caldwell, N.J./James Caldwell) led all scorers with four goals while Meredith Crane (Maplewood, N.J./Columbia) added three and Emma Ehler (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) added two goals and two assists for her squad. In total, five Crusaders had a minimum of two goals and three players combined for the team's six assists.

Goalie Emily Stankaitis (Honoeoye Falls, N.Y./Honeoye Falls-Lima) picked up the win thanks to a 10-save performance.

The Crusaders held a dominant 38-17 edge in shots, with 22 coming in their 10-goal second half, and forced 31 Lebanon Valley turnovers. Marra Landino (Brownsville, Vt./Kimball Union Academy) led the defensive effort with four caused turnovers while Michelle McGinniss (Randolph, N.J./Randolph) added three to go along with her two goals and two assists.

After falling behind 2-0, SU rattled off three goals to take a 3-2 lead and ended the half with another stretch of three unanswered goals to go into halftime up 6-3.

The second half started with a 7-0 SU run of goals, with the seven goals coming from six different players, to make it a 13-3 game with just 10:58 to play.

The Flying Dutchmen put together back-to-back goals to cut SU's lead to eight (13-5), but they pulled no closer as the Crusaders held on for the 16-7 victory.

Susquehanna returns to action on Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. game at Shepherd.

2012-03-21



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