Early Lead Helps Warriors Cruise to Win Over Marywood

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. Using two six-goal runs, one to start the game and one that spanned the first and second half, was more than enough to help Lycoming to cruise to a 14-7 win over Marywood on Tuesday afternoon, March 12, at the Shangraw Athletic Complex, helping first-year head coach Lindsay Reese win her first game as the Warriors' mentor.

Five Warriors scored two goals in a very balanced scoring effort, with nine players finding the back of the net. Sophomore Casey Maguire (Egg Harbor Township, N.J./Egg Harbor Township) led the team with two goals and an assist and sophomore Erin Cieniewicz (Shillington, Pa./Governor Mifflin), senior Brooke Strausser (Myerstown, Pa./Conrad Weiser), junior Sarah Quigley (New City, N.Y./Clarkstown South) and freshman Savannah Fox (Port Deposit, Md./Perryville) each scored twice. Junior Maureen Heagy (Drexel Hill, Pa./Upper Darby), junior Amber Graybill (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) and freshman Elizabeth Seitzinger (Schnecksville, Pa./Parkland) each added a goal and assist.

Senior Lindsay Schilling (Woodbine, Md./South Carroll) got the Warriors (1-3 overall) on the board quickly, grabbing the draw control and running all the way to the net before dropping a shot in the net. From there, the Warriors rolled, scoring five more goals in the opening 20 minutes of the half before Marywood (0-4 overall) dropped in its first goal with 9:33 left. The Pacers scored three more goals to close within two points with 2:10 left.

However, right before halftime, Strausser forced a turnover and then helped Lycoming clear the ball, where Graybill found Fox for a score with 12 seconds left, giving Lycoming a 7-4 lead at the break.

Lycoming continued to roll in the second half, scoring the first five goals over the first 23 minutes of the half to take a 12-4 lead. After a Marywood goal with 6:11 left, the Warriors added a pair more scores to take a 14-5 lead with 1:08 left. The Pacers closed the game with a pair of goals in the final minute to round out the scoring.

Strausser finished with five ground balls, four draw controls and three caused turnovers and Cieniewicz added seven ground balls and three draw controls. Seitzinger, Graybill and senior Lauren Reitnouer (New Holland, Pa./Garden Spot) added three ground balls.

Kimberly Commisso added five goals, six ground balls and 10 draw controls. Stacy Griffing added a goal and three ground balls and Samantha Akshar also posted three ground balls.

Reitnouer saved 10 shots to in net to earn her first career win for the Warriors and Leigha Dolcemascolo also made 10 saves for the Pacers.

The Warriors get back in action on Saturday, March 16, when they head to Gwynedd-Mercy for a 3:00 p.m. tilt.


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