Susquehanna Shuts Down Lycoming to Go 8-0

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. Junior Brooke Strausser (Myertown, Pa./Conrad Weiser) notched her seventh hat trick of the year, but Susquehanna scored 12 first-half goals en route to an 18-5 win over Lycoming College at the Shangraw Athletic Complex on Wednesday afternoon, March 28.

Strausser posted two first-half goals and added one in the second half, while also adding three draw controls and two groundballs for the Warriors (3-5 overall). Freshman Casey Maguire (Egg Harbor Township, N.J./Egg Harbor Township) posted two goals and an assist and sophomore Amber Graybill (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) added an assist and two groundballs.

The Crusaders (8-0 overall) jumped out to a 10-1 lead in the first 11 minutes. In the second half, the Crusaders scored six goals to open the half before the Warriors scored the last three goals, two from Maguire and one from Strausser, in the last 10 minutes.

Freshman Kari Rybak (Boothwyn, Pa./Chicester) and junior Lindsay Schilling (Woodbine, Md./South Carroll) each posted four groundballs for the Warriors and senior goalkeeper Kristina Maurer (Jim Thorpe, Pa./Marian Catholic) made 17 stops in net while also picking up three groundballs.

Meredith Crane led the Crusaders with three goals and two assists and Michelle McGinness posted three goals and one helper. Brynn Reid also had three goals. Erin Dyer contributed two goals and two assists. McGinness picked up 12 draw controls and eight groundballs. Marra Landino also posted eight groundballs. In net, Emily Stankaitis posted six saves and allowed two goals in 43 minutes of action.

The Warriors will look to rebound on Sunday when they host FDU-Florham at 1:00 p.m. at the Shangraw Athletic Complex.

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. Eighteen goals on offense combined with a defense that surrendered only five added up to yet another win for Susquehanna, which down Lycoming 18-5. The victory stretched the Crusaders' win streak to eight.

SU (8-0), which is receiving votes in the most recent IWLCA poll, remains undefeated on the season at 8-0.

A 12-goal first half essentially put the game out of reach early. Nine players accounted for those 12 goals with three from Meredith Crane (Maplewood, N.J./Columbia), Michelle McGinniss (Randolph, N.J./Randolph) and Brynn Reid (West Grove, Pa./Avon Grove). Crane also added two assists on the afternoon.

The Crusaders edged Lycoming (3-5) in nearly every category, holding a decisive 45-16 edge in shots, 41-25 advantage in ground balls and won 16 draw controls to the Warriors' nine.

Goalie Emily Stankaitis (Honeoye Falls, N.Y./Honeoye Falls-Lima) played the first 42:44 of the game and gave up only three goals while making six saves. Katelyn Brower (North Caldwell, N.J./West Essex) played the remainder of the game and gave up three goals while recording two saves.

It was a high-scoring first half for SU, to say the least. The Crusaders put 12 goals on the scoreboard with 10 coming in the first 12 minutes.

It took Reid 25 seconds to get the scoring started, netting a goal with 29:35 on the clock. She struck again just 13 seconds later and after just 57 seconds of play, Meredith Crane got in on the scoring action for a 3-0 SU lead after less than a minute of play.

Ally Bauer (Kinnelon, N.J./Kinnelon) made it 4-0 with her first score of the game before Lycoming made it a 4-1 game with more than 27 minutes remaining in the half. Susquehanna then rattled off five unanswered goals for a 10-1 game.

With 14:49 on the clock, Alison Fatznytz (Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Valley) scored, making it 11-2 and by the 11-minute mark, SU had opened up a 10-goal lead (12-2) on the Warriors.

That remained the score as the game headed into halftime.

SU came out in the second half and promptly put together another run of goals, this time stringing together six unanswered scores that made it 18-2. Lycoming did score the final three goals of the game to make it a final score of 18-5.

SU returns home this Sunday to host Shenandoah at 2:00 p.m.

2012-03-28



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