Graybill's Five Goals not Enough as Warriors Fall to Pride

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. Sophomore Amber Graybill (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) scored a career-high five goals and added an assist to lead Lycoming on Saturday, April 14, at the Shangraw Athletic Complex, but Widener scored 15 goals in the first half en route to a 22-12 win.

The game was the Warriors' Play for Hope game, with proceeds from shirt sales going to Jodi's Climb for Hope, a breast cancer awareness initiative.

Graybill kept the Warriors (3-9 overall, 0-3 Commonwealth) close through the first five minutes of the game, scoring twice before Widener went on a 7-1 run to take a 10-3 lead midway through the half. Freshman Erin Cieniewicz (Shillington, Pa./Governor Mifflin) scored on a nice move and Graybill followed with a free-position goal to cut the lead to five goals, but Widener (6-5 overall, 2-1 Commonwealth) scored the final five goals of the half.

Lycoming played evenly with the Pride in the second half, with each team scoring seven times. Lycoming cut the lead to as few as eight goals and the Pride led by as many as 11.

Graybill added four groundballs and four draw controls to go with her career-high in points. Cieniewicz, junior Brooke Strausser (Myerstown, Pa./Conrad Weiser) and sophomore Maureen Heagy (Upper Darby, Pa./Upper Darby) each collected two goals and junior Hope Pappas (Upper Darby, Pa./Upper Darby) and freshman Kari Rybak (Boothwyn, Pa./Chicester) each scooped up six groundballs.

The Pride were led by five goals and six assists from Rachel Porter and Julia Costello, who added six goals and two assists. Laura Kalback posted three goals, an assists and six draw controls. Mackenzie Lindquis and Rochelle Retirado each picked up five groundballs.

In net, senior Kristina Maurer (Jim Thorpe, Pa./Marian Catholic) stopped 14 shots for the Warriors. Megan Dunn earned the win for the Pride, making three stops in the first half.

The Warriors get back on the field on Tuesday, April 17, when they travel to former Middle Atlantic Conference foe King's (Pa.) for a 4:00 p.m. clash.

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