Warrior Comeback Falls Short at FDU-Florham

MADISON, N.J. Down by three goals midway through the second half, Lycoming mounted a four-goal rally to take the lead, but FDU-Florham scored the last two goals to sneak away with a 12-11 win on Friday afternoon, March 8, in non-conference action at Shields Stadium.

Down 10-7 after the fifth goal of the game from FDU-Florham's Katie Rolwood with 16:46 left, the Warriors (0-3 overall) mounted a rally, as senior Brooke Strausser (Myerstown, Pa./Conrad Weiser Area) drew the team within two points with 14:12 left. Five minutes later, sophomore Casey Maguire (Egg Harbor Township, N.J./Egg Harbor Township) found the back of the net twice in a 21-second span to tie the game.

Freshman Savannah Fox (Port Deposit, Md./Perryville) added a score with 7:29 left on a free-position shot to give the Warriors the lead for the first time in the game, but less than a minute later, Courtney Rendinaro tied the score with an unassisted tally. With 3:32 left, Sara Slicken scored the game winner for the Devils (2-3 overall).

The Devils scored the first five goals of the game, but Lycoming got back in the game with four straight goals, as senior Lindsay Schilling (Woodbine, Md./South Carroll) opened the scoring, junior Maureen Heagy (Drexel Hill, Pa./Upper Darby) scored twice and junior Sarah Quigley (New City, N.Y./Clarkstown South) also scored to make it 5-4 with 7:28 left.

The Devils scored the last two goals of the half to take a 7-4 lead, but Lycoming responded in the first 30 seconds of the second half, as Strausser and junior Amber Graybill (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) scored to make it 7-6. However, the Devils scored three of the next four goals to take the three-goal lead and set up the Warriors' comeback.

Maguire led the Warriors with three goals and both Strausser and Heagy added two goals. Fox posted a goal and assist. Strausser also posted 13 draw controls, five ground balls and two caused turnovers. Graybill also posted a goal and two caused turnovers.

Rolwood led the Devils with five goals, an assist, three ground balls and five draw controls. Courtney Rendinar added three goals and four ground balls and Caitlyn McGinley posted three caused turnovers.

Grace Warburton notched 11 saves to earn the win in net for the Devils. Senior Lauren Reitnouer (New Holland, Pa./Garden Spot) added seven stops.

Lycoming held a 31-27 advantage in shots, 19-18 in groundballs and 17-8 in draw controls. FDU-Florham also caused 26 fouls while Lycoming was whistled just 13 times.

The Warriors get back in action on Tuesday, March 12, when they host Marywood at 4:00 p.m. at the Shangraw Athletic Complex.


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