No. 17 Susquehanna Tops Alvernia for Snowy Seventh Win

SELINSGROVE, Pa. - Women's lacrosse is indeed a spring sport, although the scene at Susquehanna's Sassafras Field on Saturday afternoon told a different picture. Despite the steady snow showers, the No. 17 Crusaders took down Alvernia 14-3. The win is SU's seventh-straight victory to open the 2013 season.

Emma Ehler (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) again netted five goals bringing her season total to 33 while Annie McElaney (Natick, Mass./Natick) and Michelle McGinniss (Randolph, N.J./Randolph) chipped in three apiece. McGinniss also added a game-high two assists.

Goalie Emily Stankaitis (Honeoye Falls, N.Y./Honeoye Falls-Lima) played 52-plus minutes of the game and racked up five saves and surrendered only two goals.

SU held a dominant edge over Alvernia (1-3-1) in nearly every statistical category, including shots (41-17), ground balls (43-17) and free-position shots (6 of 14).

The teams traded goals to open the game before Susquehanna went on an 8-0 run to end the half. Three of those goals came from McElaney while McGinniss and Ehler scored two apiece. Ehler accounted for the final goal of the half which came at the 2:01 mark and made it 9-1.

The second half saw only a combined seven goals but the Crusaders scored five of those goals to essentially keep Alvernia out of the game. SU went up by 10 (12-2) on a Hileri Keizer (Pittstown, N.J./Delaware Valley) goal at the 11:50 mark and stayed up by at least 10 for the remainder of the game.

The Crusaders remain at home to host Lycoming on March 20 at 4:00 p.m.


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