Warriors Heat up in Snow, Beat Griffins

GWYNEDD VALLEY, Pa. It just about 10 minutes for Lycoming to heat up during Saturday, March 16's snow, but once it did, the team went on an eight-goal run and cruised to a 14-3 win, its second straight, at Gwynedd-Mercy in non-conference action.

Sophomore Erin Cieniewicz (Shillington, Pa./Governor Mifflin) got the Warriors (2-3 overall) on the board with 20:11 left in the first half, as she scored on a free-position shot. Five minutes later, freshman Savannah Fox (Port Deposit, Md./Perryville) dropped a shot into the right corner on a wrap-around, starting a six-goal run by the Warriors in a span of five minutes. Fox ended the run, as well, scoring on a dish from freshman Elizabeth Seitzinger (Schnecksville, Pa./Parkland) to make it 7-0.

In the last 10 minutes of the half, with the snow coming down harder, the Warriors scored four more goals, while Gwynedd-Mercy (2-2 overall) finally got on the board with 3:42 left and cut the lead to 10-2 with 16 seconds left in the half on a score by Dani Horn. However, the Warriors responded quickly, as senior Brooke Strausser (Myerstown, Pa./Conrad Weiser Area) scored just 12 seconds later, giving Lycoming an 11-2 lead at the break.

In the second half, the Warriors scored the first three goals, but as field conditions worsened, the offense waned, with the two teams combining for just 11 shots in the half. Finally, with 10:07 remaining, the game was called due to the snow on the field.

Junior Maureen Heagy (Drexel Hill, Pa./Upper Darby) led the Warriors with a hat trick, leading a group of five Warriors that scored at least two goals. Junior Sarah Quigley (New City, N.Y./Clarkstown South) added two goals and an assist, and Strausser, Fox and Cieniewicz each posted two goals. Seitzinger and sophomore Casey Maguire (Egg Harbor Township, N.J./Egg Harbor Township) each added a goal and assist.

Strausser added four draw controls and Cieniewicz added seven. Heagye also caused three turnovers. In net, senior Lauren Reitnouer (New Holland, Pa./Garden Spot) stopped seven shots.

Horn led the Griffins with two goals. Dana Perrymond added a goal and three groundballs. In net, Marina Hubbard stopped eight shots.

Lycoming dominated the game statistically, posting a 26-14 advantage in shots, an 11-10 lead in ground balls, a 15-4 lead in draw controls and held a 77-50 percent lead in clears.

The Warriors get back on the field on Wednesday, March 20, when they head to No. 17 Susquehanna for a 4:00 p.m. non-conference game.


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