Lycoming Rallies But Falls Just Short vs. FDU

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. Down by six goals at halftime, Lycoming College scored six of the first seven goals of the second half but couldn't complete the comeback as FDU-Florham picked up a 12-10 win in non-conference action at the Shangraw Athletic Complex on Sunday, April 1.

The Warriors (3-6 overall) started their comeback just 31 seconds into the half, as sophomore Sarah Quigley (New City, N.Y./Clarkstown South) scored. Freshman Alysha Conley (Camden, Del./Caesar Rodney) followed with a score on a dish from sophomore Amber Graybill (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) to cut the lead to four goals. After a Devils' goal, the Warriors scored four in a row, with Graybill finding sophomore Maureen Heagy (Drexel Hill, Pa./Upper Darby) with 11:40 left to make it 9-8.

The Devils (4-5 overall) responded, scoring three in a row, with two coming from Breana Kilpatrickm to take a 12-8 lead with 7:10 left, but Lycoming wasn't done, as junior Hope Pappas (Upper Darby, Pa./Upper Darby) connected on a free-position shot and Conley scored with 3:44 left to close within two. However, the Devils controlled the ball on the draw and held it until the end of the game.

The Devils started the game on an 8-1 run, with both Katie Rolwood and Nicole Ham scoring twice before freshman Erin Cieniewicz (Shillington, Pa./Governor Mifflin) connected on a free-position goal with 8:36 left in the first half, starting the Warriors comeback.

Quigley led the Warriors with two goals, an assist and four groundballs and Conley, Heagy and junior Brooke Strausser (Myerstown, Pa./Conrad Weiser Area) each had two goals. Graybill posted two assists. Cieniewicz picked up four groundballs and six draw controls and Strausser posted four groundballs, three draw controls and three caused turnovers.

Kilpatrick posted three goals and an assist and Courtney Rendin added two goals, an assist and four draw controls to lead the Devils. Katie Rolwood added two goals, two assists and four groundballs.

In net, senior Kristina Maurer (Jim Thorpe, Pa./Marian Catholic) notched 11 saves, becoming just the sixth goalkeeper in school history to post more than 100 saves in two seasons. Patricia Samma made 13 saves for the Devils to earn the win.

The Warriors open Commonwealth Conference play on Thursday, April 5, when they head to Elizabethtown for a 4:00 p.m. tilt.


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