Caughy, Commisso Hit Milestones as Pacers Top Warriors

Scranton, PA Kimberly Commisso scored seven goals, including the 100th of her collegiate career, to lead Marywood to a 20-11 victory over Lycoming in a non-conference game on Thursday evening. Sarah Caughy recorded an assist on Commisso's milestone goal to record the 100th point of her career, while Diana D'Achille added eight points, as the Pacers improved to 10-3 this season.

Lycoming opened the scoring 4:41 into Wednesday contest, but back-to-back goals by D'Achille and Commisso gave Marywood a 2-1 edge at the 23:20 mark of the opening half. The Warriors drew level 46 seconds later, but the Pacers scored the game's next five goals to hold a 7-2 advantage with 18:19 left in the opening half.

The Warriors were able to trim their deficit to 7-4 with 14 minutes left in the first half, but Marywood outscored Lycoming 4-1 the rest of the half to hold an 11-5 lead at the intermission.

The Pacers put the game out of reach by scoring the first six goals of the second half, including three from Commisso, to stretch their lead to 17-5 with 22:56 left on the clock. Commisso scored the final goal of that run off of a Caughy assist as the sophomore reached the century milestones in goals and points, respectively.

Lycoming outscored the Pacers 6-3 over the final 20:22 of the game, but it was not enough as Marywood secured their second-straight, double-digit win season.

Marywood, who held a comfortable, 42-19 advantage in shots for the game, was paced by D'Achille's eight points which came on five goals and three assists. Commisso's seven goals marked a game-high while Brooke Bondurant added six points on two goals and four assists.

Taylor McKeown netted four goals to move into sole possession of 9th place among all-time goals scorers in NCAA Division III history. Kathy DiGiacomo scored a pair of goals for the Pacers while Caughy finished the contest with two assists.

Leigha Dolcemascolo made three saves in Marywood's cage to pick up the win. Lauren Indelicato collected a game-high six groundballs and five caused turnovers while Commisso added 11 draw controls and five caused turnovers for the game.

Amber Graybill scored four goals to lead the Warriors, who got three points (2 goals, 1 assist) from Maureen Heagy. Kristina Maurer made 10 saves in 60 minutes of action in goal for Lycoming.

Marywood returns to action on Saturday afternoon when they host Colonial States Athletic Conference foe Centenary College at 4:00 p.m. in a Breast Cancer Awareness game that will also mark the Pacers' Senior Day..

At 3:00 p.m. prior to the Saturday's game, a tree will be dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Marilyn Glenn, mother of former Pacers' lacrosse and field hockey standout Carrie, who passed away earlier this year after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Baked goods and T-shirts will be available for sale during the game with a shootout to follow the contest, with all proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in Marilyn Glenn's name. At halftime of the contest, the Pacers will honor seniors McKeown and Stephanie Naro.

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SCRANTON, Pa. A late rally by Lycoming helped it close within eight goals during the first televised game in the program's history, but Marywood was able to take its 10th win of the year, 20-11, in non-conference action at the Pacers' Turf Field.

Sophomore Amber Graybill (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) led the Warriors (3-11 overall) with four goals and sophomore Maureen Heagy (Drexel Hill, Pa./Upper Darby) added two goals and an assist.

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