Lycoming Dominates Stats but Falls to Elmira

DALLAS, Pa. Despite outshooting Elmira, grabbing more groundballs and draw controls, Lycoming College succumbed to the Eagles, 15-8, to wrap up Lycoming's time at the Misericordia Classic on Saturday, March 24.

The Warriors (3-4 overall) posted 23 shots to Elmira's 21 and grabbed 11 more groundballs, 35-24, and seven more draw controls, 16-9, than the Eagles (4-1 overall).

Elmira jumped out to a 4-1 lead through the first half of the first half, but Lycoming answered with three straight goals in the next six minutes to tie the game, with sophomore Maureen Heagy (Drexel Hill, Pa./Upper Darby), freshman Erin Cieniewicz (Shillington, Pa./Governor Mifflin) and freshman Alysha Conley (Camden, Del./Caesar Rodney) scoring.

However, Elmira scored six of the next seven goals to take a 10-5 lead. Lycoming cut the lead to three goals thanks to scoring three of the next four with sophomore Amber Graybill (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) bringing the Warriors within 11-8 with 13:39 left. However, Elmira scored the last four goals of the game to close it out.

Graybill led the Warriors with two goals and two groundballs. Freshman Casey Maguire (Egg Harbor Township, N.J./Egg Harbor Township) and Cieniewicz each added a goal and an assist, with Cieniewicz posting four groundballs. Junior Brooke Strausser (Myerstown, Pa./Conrad Weiser) also added a goal, seven groundballs, four draw controls and two caused turnovers.

Meghan Pass led the Eagles with four goals and Lindsay Mitchell added three goals and three assists. Samantha Risi posted three goals. Erin Duffy added four groundballs and Mitchell picked up four draw controls to lead the team.

In net, senior Kristina Maurer (Jim Thorpe, Pa./Marian Catholic) made two saves for the Warriors and Mary Kate Gellerman stopped six for the Eagles.

The Warriors get back on the field on Wednesday, March 28, when they host Susquehanna at the Shangraw Athletic Complex at 4:00 p.m.

2012-03-24



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