Lebanon Valley Hangs on for One-Goal Win vs. Scranton

ANNVILLE, Pa. - Lebanon Valley held off a late Scranton rally to secure a 12-11 win at Arnold Field on Saturday. The Dutchmen improved to 3-0 for the first time in program history despite allowing the final five goals of the game to the Royals (0-2) after building up a 12-6 lead midway through the second half.

Allison McGinniss had a hat trick to lead a balanced offensive effort for LVC, which had eight different goal scorers. Anna Pagels netted two, and Hana Krechel handed out four assists with a goal. Erin Allen led Scranton with three goals.

LVC led 25-16 on shots and 14-11 on draw controls, but ran up against a hot goalie as Emily Towey made 12 saves for Scranton to keep the Royals in it. LVC led 6-1 in the early going after Jenny Simensky's opener set off a sequence with eight different Dutchmen scoring the first eight goals on the way to a 9-5 halftime lead.

McGinniss scored LVC's first two of the second half and Sam Boyce doubled up Scranton at 12-6 with 16:06 left, but that would turn out to be the Valley's final goal of the game. Allen hit the next two, and the Royals netted four in the final 6:32 to threaten to tie the game. However, LVC managed to work the stall effectively in the final five minutes after Emily Goss's man-up goal, and a Christine Dredger score with four seconds left proved moot as the hosts held on to win.

Erica Ameigh earned the win with four saves for LVC.

The Dutchmen visit Susquehanna on Wednesday.

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ANNVILLE, Pa.-Lebanon Valley College held off a late rally to defeat The University of Scranton, 12-11, in women's lacrosse non-conference action Saturday afternoon.

Senior attacker Allison McGinniss (Randolph, NJ/Randolph) led the Flying Dutchmen, now 3-0, with three goals, sophomore defender Anna Pagels (Hampstead, Md./North Caroll) tallied a pair, and senior midfielder Hana Krechel (Fawn Grove, Pa./Kennard-Dale) and sophomore midfielder Bailey Benz (Ellicott City, Md./Howard) combined for two goals and four assists.

Freshman midfielder Erin Allen (Syosset, NY/Our Lady of Mercy Academy) led a balanced Scranton attack with a season-high three goals, senior attacker Deanna Giorno (Warrington, Pa./Central Bucks South) and sophomore midfielder Emily Goss (Morristown, NJ/Morristown) finished with two goals and an assist apiece, and junior attacker Christine Dredger (Glen Head, NY/Lady of Mercy Academy) chipped in two goal as the Royals fell to 0-2.

Scranton got off to a rocky start, very similar to last Saturday's 12-9 loss to Haverford College when it fell behind 5-0 after the first eight minutes of play. Today, Scranton trailed 6-1 early, 9-5 at intermission, and 12-7 with 17 minutes remaining before whittling LVC's lead down to two, 12-10, on a goal by Goss with 5:09 left.

The Flying Dutchmen then won the ensuing draw control and salted away much of the remainder of the clock before Dredger scored with four seconds remaining to set the final score.

The Royals also received a goal and an assist from senior midfielder Jilliana DePaolera (Kinnelon, NJ/Kinnelon) and a goal from junior attacker Kerry Sullivan (Oceanport, NJ/Shore Regional). In the first start of her college career, sophomore goalkeeper Emily Towey (Abington, Pa./Abington) made 12 saves. Senior goalkeeper Erica Ameigh (Hershey, Pa./Lower Dauphin) stopped four shots for Lebanon Valley.

Scranton will return to action this Thursday, March 14, against Neumann University in Aston, Pennsylvania, beginning at 4:00 p.m.

2013-03-09



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