Warriors Routed by Dutchmen in Commonwealth Play

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. Junior Brooke Strausser (Myerstown, Pa./Conrad Weiser Area) posted her eighth hat trick of the year, but Lebanon Valley used a 13-goal first half en route to a 19-4 win over Lycoming in Commonwealth Conference action on Wednesday, April 11 at the Shangraw Athletic Complex.

Strausser led the Warriors (3-8 overall, 0-2 Commonwealth) with seven draw controls, four caused turnovers and five groundballs to go with her three goals, as she moved within four points of becoming the 12th player in school history to reach 100 points.

The two teams played even for much of the first 15 minutes of the first half, with Strausser's second goal bringing the Warriors within a goal of the Dutchmen (6-5 overall, 1-1 Commonwealth) at 3-2 with 18:22 left. A goal by Taylor Kruter with 15:59 left in the half started a run of 15 straight goals by the Dutchmen.

Strausser complete the hat trick with an acrobatic goal with 16:12 left in the game and freshman Casey Maguire (Egg Harbor Township, N.J./Egg Harbor Township) added a tally with 11 minutes left on a give by sophomore Amber Graybill (Pasadena, Md./Northeast).

Maguire posted a goal and assist and Graybill notched two groundballs, a caused turnover and an assist.

Hana Krechel led the Dutchmen with four goals, six assists and 10 draw controls. Mel Modrick added two goals, two assists and five groundballs and Bailey Benz posted two goals, four caused turnovers and seven groundballs.

In net, junior Lauren Reitnouer (New Holland, Pa./Garden Spot) posted three stops in 25 minutes and senior Kristina Maurer (Jim Thorpe, Pa./Marian Catholic) added two in the last 35 for the Warriors. Erica Ameigh made five saves to earn the win for the Dutchmen in one half of action.

The Warriors get back on the field on Saturday, April 11, when they host Commonwealth Conference foe Widener at 1:00 p.m. at the Shangraw Athletic Complex.

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Hana Krechel's record-setting day sparked an offensive explosion as Lebanon Valley routed Lycoming, 19-4, in Commonwealth Conference play.

The Dutchmen (6-5, 1-1 CC) scored 15 straight goals at one point to hold the Warriors (3-8, 0-2 CC) scoreless for a 32:10 span in the middle of the game.

Krechel had 10 points on four goals and six assists - including the 50th assist of her career - and broke her own LVC single-game record with 10 draw controls. Six different Dutchmen had two-goal games and 10 scored overall, including Sammie Reed's first career goal.

LVC dominated the game with a 35-11 shots advantage (including 13-2 in the second half), and led 16-9 on draw controls and 35-17 on ground balls.

Krechel started the scoring less than 30 seconds into the game, but Lyco quickly tied it on Brooke Strausser's first of three goals. Christy Wilson and Krechel put LVC on top before Strausser scored at the 18:22 mark, but that would be the Warriors' final goal for more than a half-hour.

Taylor Kruter started the 15-0 run with two straight goals, and a host of Dutchmen got in on the action led by two goals each by Bailey Benz and Allison McGinniss before the break. Benz, Mel Modrick, and McGinniss scored three goals in 39 seconds at one point in the run.

The second half was more of the same as Suzanne Sullivan hit the first of five straight LVC goals to start the period, and the exceptional scoring streak ended when Strausser finished her hat trick with 16:12 left in the game. Jen Strack added a late goal, her first of the season, to cap the win.

Erica Ameigh started and earned the win with five first-half saves; Corinne Palombo did not make a stop in a half of relief. Lauren Reitnouer had three saves before being replaced by Kristina Maurer late in the first half.

LVC stays on the road to visit Alvernia on Saturday in a rematch of last year's MAC quarterfinal playoff game.

2012-04-11



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