No. 13 Susquehanna Dispatches Lycoming for 8th Victory

SELINSGROVE, Pa. Six goals in the six first minutes added up to a fast start for No. 13 Susquehanna and to an eventual 19-6 win over visiting Lycoming on Wednesday afternoon.

Among the game's many highlights was junior Emma Ehler's (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) six-goal performance, the last of which marked the 100th career goal of her career as a Crusader.

The win improves SU's record to 8-0 on the season and the Crusaders have now held back-to-back opponents to nine goals or less in three-straight games.

Ehler was one of five Susquehanna players with multi-goal performances. Meredith Crane (Maplewood, N.J./Columbia) added two goals and one assist while Michelle McGinniss (Randolph, N.J./Randolph) finished with a hat trick in addition to her four draw controls.

SU finished with a 36-14 edge in shots over the Warriors (2-4) and had converted on 3 of 6 free position shots. Lycoming had just four shots in the first half and only three on goal all game.

Ehler struck three times in the opening five-plus minutes of the game to help put the Crusaders ahead 6-0 with 24:50 still to play in the half. That lead ballooned to 14-0 as a total of six different Susquehanna players scored in the half. By the time the half wound down, Susquehanna led 15-1 after an Ehler score capped off the first-half scoring.

It took Ehler just 4:20 to score the first goal of the second half and the 100th of her SU career, putting the Crusaders ahead 1-61. The Warriors were able to score three unanswered goals to make it a16-4 game but Susquehanna scored three of the final five goals of the half en route to the 13-goal victory.

The Crusaders hit the road to face McDaniel on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

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SELINSGROVE, Pa. Senior Brooke Strausser (Myerstown, Pa./Conrad Weiser Area) broke a school record and added three goals to lead Lycoming on Wednesday afternoon, March 20, at No. 13 Susquehanna, but a 15-goal first-half helped Susquehanna post a 19-6 win at the Sassafras Fields.

Strausser posted nine draw controls in the game, helping her shatter the school record for career draw controls, finishing the game with 177, five more than Megan Wallenhorst, who posted 172 from 2005-08. She also posted three of the team's five goals, giving her 110 in her career, the eighth-best mark in school history.

The Crusaders (8-0 overall) opened the game with the first 14 goals before sophomore Erin Cieniewicz (Shillington, Pa./Governor Mifflin) got Lycoming (2-4 overall) on the board late in the first half.

In the second half, the Warriors outscored the Crusaders, 5-4, as junior Amber Graybill (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) started a 3-0 run with 24:31 left in the game with a score. She followed with an assist on a goal by freshman Elizabeth Seitzinger (Schnecksville, Pa./Parkland) before sophomore Casey Maguire (Egg Harbor Township, N.J./Egg Harbor Township) found Strausser for her first of three goals in the half.

Maguire added two assists and Graybill posted a goal and assist. Cieniewicz notched four draw controls and sophomore Alysha Conley (Camden, Del./Caesar Rodney) posted three groundballs to lead the Warriors.

Emma Ehler crossed the 100-goal mark with a six-goal effort to lead the Warriors, as she also added an assist. Michelle McGinniss notched three goals and four draw controls and Emma Jones added four caused turnovers.

In net, senior Lauren Reitnouer (New Holland, Pa./Garden Spot) posted four saves for Lycoming. Susquehanna's Emily Stainkaitis, Carolyn Figliola and Katelyn Brower combined for three saves.

The Warriors get back in action on Saturday, March 23, when they head to Lancaster Bible for a 1:00 p.m. game.

2013-03-20



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