Ehler, Reid Combine for 8 Goals in Crusader Win at E-Town

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. Emma Ehler (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) and Brynn Reid (West Grove, Pa./Avon Grove) scored four goals apiece and Michelle McGinniss (Randolph, N.J./Randolph) chipped in three in No. 12 Susquehanna's 17-10 win over Elizabethtown on Monday afternoon.

The Crusaders captured their 11th-straight win on the season and remain undefeated on the season after capturing the win over soon-to-be Landmark Conference opponent Elizabethtown (6-4).

In total, six SU players picked up at least one goal and starting goalie Emily Stankaitis (Honeoye Falls, N.Y./Honeoye Falls-Lima) gave up just eight goals in her 53-plus minutes of action while making 10 saves in the process.

Susquehanna held clear advantages in nearly every statistical category, including shots (47-26), draw controls (21-7) and ground balls (29-23). Stankaitis accounted for three caused turnovers and tied for McGinniss with a team-high six ground balls.

The Blue Jays' Caitlin Knight actually opened up the scoring with a free-position goal at the 25:52 mark before Ehler scored her first goal of the game just 10 seconds later. One minute after Ehler's goal, McGinniss added her first goal of the afternoon for a 2-1 Crusaders' lead, their first lead of the game and one they would not relinquish. Ehler continued SU's hot scoring streak by netting her second goal at the 24:03 mark of the half for the 3-1 score.

SU proceeded to go up 6-1 before Elizabethtown scored its second goal of the afternoon to make it a 6-2 game. It took Ehler less than 40 seconds to respond and she put Susquehanna back up by five (7-2) with 17:14 still to play in the half.

The Crusaders and Blue Jays swapped goals over the remaining 17-plus minutes as each team scored twice to give SU the 9-4 halftime lead. Ehler and Reid both finished with three of their four goals by the time the half expired.

Ehler netted her fourth goal of the afternoon at the 27:34 mark of the second half that was part of a 4-0 SU lead to open the half that upped the team's lead to nine (13-4) with 21:03 still to play in the game. Elizabethtown scored its first goal of the half at the 19:31 mark to make it a 13-5 game but as the clock wound down inside the 10-minute mark, the Crusaders still held an 11-goal advantage (17-6).

The Blue Jays scored the last four goals of the game over the final 9:34 of play, but SU had already put the game out of reach held on for the 17-10 victory.

The Crusaders return home on Saturday, April 13 to host Scranton at 1:00 p.m. The team will honor its senior member prior to the start of the game.


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