No. 12 Susquehanna Runs by Scranton on Senior Day

SELISNGROVE, Pa. An eight-goal first half helped propel Susquehanna to a 12-2 Landmark Conference win over visiting Scranton as the Crusaders sent their five seniors out with a win on Senior Day.

No. 12 SU (12-0, 2-0) scored eight first-half goals and held the Royals (6-5, 1-2) without a goal for the entire second half en route to the win.

Emma Ehler (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) led all players with four goals while Michelle McGinniss (Randolph, N.J./Randolph) added a hat trick and Meredith Crane (Maplewood, N.J./Columbia) picked up two goals and two assists for a four-point afternoon.

Senior goalie Emily Stankaitis (Honeoye Falls, N.Y./Honeoye Falls-Lima) played all 60 minutes and racked up 11 saves, seven of which came in the first half.

The Crusaders more than doubled Scranton in shots (37-16) and won 11 of 16 draw controls. SU was also able to capitalize on three of its seven free position shots while the Royals scored just one on their six attempts.

As has been the trend most of the season, the Crusaders opened the game on an offensive tear, going up 6- before 13 minutes had elapsed. McGinniss got the scoring started exactly two minutes into the game and Crane capped off the 6-0 stretch during which Ehler had two goals with a goal at the 17:34 mark.

The teams traded goals over the remaining 15:36 of first-half action with Annie McElaney (Natick, Mass./Natick) netting the final goal of the half to make it 8-2 Susquehanna.

Five minutes into the second half of play, McGinniss scored her third and final goal of the afternoon to put SU up 9-2. Three different players scored the final three goals of the game, the last of which came at the 5:29 mark, for the eventual 12-2 Susquehanna victory.

The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, April 20 with a1:00 p.m. game at Landmark Conference foe Catholic.

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SELINSGROVE, Pa.-University of Scranton fell behind 6-0 and never recovered in dropping a 12-2 decision to 12th-ranked Susquehanna University in Landmark Conference action Saturday afternoon.

Junior midfielder Emma Ehler (Chatham, NJ/Chatham) scored three of her game-high four goals in the first half as the Crusaders bolted out to an 8-2 halftime lead. Junior midfielder Michelle McGinniss (Randolph, NJ/Randolph) chipped in three goals and sophomore attacker Meredith Crane (Maplewood, NJ/Columbia) contributed two goals and two assists as Susquehanna improved to 12-0 overall and 2-0 in the conference.

The Royals, who lost their second straight game to fall to 6-5 overall and 1-2 in the Landmark, received a goal apiece from junior attacker Kerry Sullivan (Oceanport, NJ/Shore Regional) and sophomore midfielder Emily Goss (Morristown, NJ/Morristown). Scranton's two goals were its lowest output of the season and fewest since scoring two goals in a 15-2 loss at home against Rowan University on April 23, 2009.

The Crusaders held an advantage a number of key statistical categories, including a 37-16 advantage in shots and 11-5 margin in draw controls.

Senior goalkeeper Kathleen Smart (Hatboro, Pa./Archbishop Wood) finished with 14 saves while Susquehanna's Emily Stankaitis (Honeoye Falls, NY/Honeoye Falls-Lima) stopped 11 shots. Goss's goal was her team-leading 40th of the season

The Royals will host Elmira College in a non-conference game at Fitzpatrick Field this Tuesday, April 16, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

2013-04-13



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