Quigley's Golden Goal Caps Rally for Warriors at Albright

READING, Pa. Down two goals with eight minutes left, Lycoming College posted a gritty rally, with sophomore Sarah Quigley (New City, N.Y./Clarkstown South) capping it with the game-winning goal with 13 seconds left as the Warriors posted a 17-16 win over Albright for the team's first Commonwealth Conference win in program history on Saturday, April 21 at Shirk Stadium.

Junior Brooke Strausser (Myerstown, Pa./Conrad Weiser) started the rally with a free-position goal with 7:48 left, to make it 16-15. After drawing a yellow card, the Warriors (4-11 overall, 1-3 Commonwealth) tied the game just 30 seconds later when freshman Casey Maguire (Egg Harbor Township, N.J./Egg Harbor Township) scored on an unassisted goal.

Albright (4-11 overall, 0-4 Commonwealth) won the ensuing draw and almost immediately had a shot hit the crossbar, but an eventual save on a free-position attempt by senior Kristina Maurer (Jim Thorpe, Pa./Marian Catholic) set up the dramatics, as a late Albright clear attempt failed and after a four-shot possession, Quigley dented the twine with 13 seconds left to give the Warriors their first win in the newly-formed Commonwealth Conference.

The teams fought out to a tie at five midway through the first half before a goal from sophomore Amber Graybill (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) set up a five-goal Lycoming run and helped the Warriors take an 11-7 lead into the break. The Warriors extended the lead to six goals just two minutes into the half, as Strausser connected on a free-position goal with 28:23 left to make it 13-7.

However, Albright went on a 9-1 run over the next 20 minutes to take the two-goal lead and set up the Warriors' late-game dramatics.

Maguire led the Warriors with six goals, including three free-position tallies, and three groundballs. Strausser added five goals, three of the free-position variety, and four draw controls. Sophomore Maureen Heagy (Drexel Hill, Pa./Upper Darby) added two goals and an assist and Graybill added two goals and three draw controls.

Kim Harkins led the Lions with six goals and an assist and Meghan Wilson added five goals, two assists and nine draw controls. Nicole Rohrback added two goals, three assists, three groundballs and four draw controls. Tia Claxton posted two goals and three caused turnovers.

In net, Maurer (4-9) made 10 saves to earn the win and Albright keeper Kiersten Keehn made nine stops.

The Warriors get back on the field on Wednesday, April 25 when they head to nationally-ranked Messiah for a 5:00 p.m. clash.

2012-04-21



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