Warriors Rally Falls Short at Kean

UNION, N.J. Junior Amber Graybill (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) and freshman Elizabeth Seitzinger (Schnecksville, Pa./Parkland) each posted two goals and an assist to lead Lycoming, but Kean was able to use an eight-goal run during the first half to post a 12-8 season-opening win at the Alumni Stadium on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 27.

The Warriors (0-1 overall) got out to a quick start, as freshman Savannah Fox (Port Deposit, Md./Perryville) scored the first goal of the year at the 25:59 mark. Graybill added a goal at the 21:22 mark on a give from sophomore Erin Cieniewicz (Shillington, Pa./Governor Mifflin) to give Lycoming a 2-0 lead.

However, the Cougars (1-0 overall) responded with eight goals before the break, as Ciara Mastrodomenico tied the game with a pair of goals. Lyndsey Cannon added two goals and Kelly Bachovchin posted three in the half.

The Warriors closed the 8-2 gap in the second half, scoring six of the half's first eight goals to close within 10-8 after Cieniewicz scored on a give by Graybill with 5:38 left. Kean was able to close the game with a pair of goals in the final 126 seconds, though, sneaking away with the 12-8 win.

Graybill started the rally on a give from Seitzinger and then Seitzinger converted a free-position goal with 23:07 left to make it 8-4. After a goal by Mastrodomenico, senior Brooke Strausser (Myerstown, Pa./Conrad Weiser Area) and Seitzinger scored to close within three goals with 14:40 left.

Mastrodomenico gave Kean a 10-6 lead, but Lycoming answered back, as Strausser scored on a free-position opportunity with 6:39 left and Cieniewicz's goal got the Warriors within two points just over a minute later.

Strausser posted two goals and Cieniewicz added a goal and assist. Strausser, Seitzinger and Cieniewicz each notched a team-high three ground balls and Strausser grabbed six draw controls.

Mastrodomenico posted five goals and an assist and Bachovchin added three goals and two draw controls. Stephanie Tocko added three assists and Lyndsey Cannon posted two goals, an assist, three ground balls and four caused turnovers.

Jules Keeley made 12 saves in net for the Cougars to earn the win and senior Lauren Reitnouer (New Holland, Pa./Garden Spot) notched three stops for the Warriors.

Lycoming held a 14-8 advantage in draw control wins while the teams were almost even in shots (Kean 26-25).

The Warriors get back on the field on Friday, March 1, when they host King's (Pa.) at 3:30 p.m. at the Shangraw Athletic Complex.


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