Susquehanna Snaps Hornet Streak, Stays Unbeaten

SELINSGROVE, Pa. Susquehanna's women's lacrosse team remained undefeated on the year as they beat non-conference foe Shenandoah 16-8 on Sunday afternoon.

SU (9-0) trailed in the early going of the first half 2-1, but went on a 9-0 run and led at the break 12-6. The Crusaders outshot Shenandoah (10-3) 31-10 in the first half.

Michelle McGinniss (Randolph, N.J./Randolph) and Emma Ehler (Chatham, N.J./Chatham/Towson) both scored four goals in the opening half.

The second half was quieter offensively for both teams. The Hornets scored back-to-back goals to trim the SU lead to 12-8 with 11:44 remaining in the game. But the Crusaders went on a 4-0 run to put the game out of reach, including a hat trick by Brynn Reid (West Grove, Pa. /Avon Grove).

Ehler finished with five goals for SU and McGinniss ended with four scores and 10 draw controls. Lindsey Derstine (Coopersburg, Pa./Southern Lehigh) scored twice and Ellie Rosenblum (Merrick, N.Y./Sanford H. Calhoun) picked up a game-high eight ground balls.

Emily Stankaitis (Honeoye Falls, N.Y./Honeoye Falls-Lima) stopped seven shots, earning her ninth win of the year.

The Crusaders will look to continue their winning streak as they host Frostburg State on Tuesday, April 3 at 4:00 p.m.

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SELINSGROVE, Pa. - Shenandoah University saw its seven-game winning streak snapped Sunday in a 16-8 non-league loss to Susquehanna.

Shenandoah (10-3) lost for the first time since a two-goal to defeat at Goucher on March 7 as the Crusaders used a big run midway through the first to key the win.

With the Hornets leading 2-1 thanks to two Samantha Sisson goals in the first three minutes, Susquehanna scored the next nine goals to take a 10-2 lead by the 12:22 mark.

Freshman Liz Bereit finally snapped the Crusaders streak by converting a Samantha Donaghy assist 9:31 before halftime.

Bereit's goal, her only one of the day, started a 4-2 Shenandoah run to finish the first.

The run continued to start the second, with Sisson scoring at 13:15 and Mary Kogler at 11:44, before Susquehanna pulled away with the final four goals of the contest.

Sisson led Shenandoah with five goals while Kogler had two goals and Bereit one goal and one assist.

Hornets goalkeeper Ashley Cross made 16 saves.

Susquehanna outshot its visitors 41-20, had a 35-20 advantage in groundballs and won 14 of 24 draws.

Shenandoah is off until hosting Christopher Newport on Saturday at noon in a USA South Conference contest. The winner of this game claims the regular season title.

2012-04-01



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