Lebanon Valley Uses 9-Goal Run to Rout King's

ANNVILLE, Pa. - A nine-goal run in the first half put the game out of reach as Lebanon Valley routed King's, 19-8, at Arnold Field on Saturday.

Hana Krechel had six goals and three assists and Bailey Benz (4 goals) and Mel Modrick (3 goals) had career highs in scoring as the Dutchmen (5-4) finished out their non-conference slate with a win over the Monarchs (5-4).

The Dutchmen dominated the game offensively, outshooting the visitors 36-21 (including 21-9 in the first half) and controlling draws 18-11. Benz had five draw controls to go with her four-goal, one-assist effort. Amanda Harney had four goals to lead King's.

King's scored the game's first goal, but LVC scored nine straight after that, holding the Monarchs scoreless for nearly 20 minutes. Benz and Krechel each scored three during the spurt, and Modrick scored twice to go with a goal from Jenny Simensky.

Krechel scored twice more before assisting Allison McGinniss, and King's ended the half with a pair of goals to make it 12-4.

The Monarchs showed signs of life to start the second half as Chelsea Manes and Harney tallied, but Benz and Modrick turned the momentum back LVC's way, and the Dutchmen ended the game on a 5-1 run with two goals by Taylor Kruter, Krechel's sixth, and scores by Suzanne Sullivan and Anna Pollitt.

Erica Ameigh (2-1) earned the win with three saves in 45:28 of work. Corinne Palombo was sharp in relief with six saves and one goal allowed in 14:32. Meghan Withrow had nine stops for King's.

LVC hosts Messiah on Thursday in their Commonwealth Conference opener.

2012-03-31



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