Warriors Drop Commonwealth Contest to Blue Jays

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. Senior Brooke Strausser (Myerstown, Pa./Conrad Weiser Area) and junior Maureen Heagy (Drexel Hill, Pa./Upper Darby) each posted hat tricks and added an assist to lead Lycoming, but a second-half rally helped Elizabethtown break away for a 23-12 Commonwealth Conference win at the Shangraw Athletic Complex on Wednesday afternoon, April 17.

Strausser moved into a tie for eighth in the school's career record book with Grace Gargiulo '12 with 146 career points thanks to her three goals and assist. Heagy's three goals helped her become the 20th player in school history to reach 50 career goals, finishing the game with 52 in her career.

Elizabethtown (7-6 overall, 3-2 Commonwealth) got a record-breaking performance from Leigh Flounlacker, who set school records for points (16) and assists (9) in a game.

The Warriors (3-10 overall, 0-4 Commonwealth) jumped out to a 2-0 lead, as freshman Savannah Fox (Port Deposit, Md./Perryville) and Strausser scored in the first five minutes of the game, both on assists from sophomore Casey Maguire (Egg Harbor Township, N.J./Egg Harbor Township). The Warriors alternated a pair of goals with the Blue Jays, with junior Amber Graybill (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) scoring on a driving goal with 14:19 left to give Lycoming a 4-2 lead.

However, Elizabethtown closed the half with a 5-2 run to take a 7-5 lead into the break. They continued the run in the second half, using an 8-2 run in the first 12 minutes to take a 15-7 run before Strausser found freshman Elizabeth Seitzinger (Schnecksville, Pa./Parkland) for a goal to cut it to a seven goal lead.

The Blue Jays scored the next four, though, to take an 11-goal lead and Lycoming could not get back within 10 the rest of the way.

Strausser added four draw controls, moving within four of the school record of 71 in a season set by Lauren Evangelist in 2004. She also had four ground balls and a caused turnover. Graybill posted two goals and an assist and Seitzinger notched two goals, three ground balls and three draw controls.

Becky Porter posted six goals, an assist, three ground balls and a school-record tying 14 draw controls for the Blue Jays. Emily Butler had three goals, an assist and six draw controls and Michele Grosso added a goal and an assist.

In goal, Shelby Bruno stopped 11 shots for the Blue Jays and senior Lauren Reitnouer (New Holland, Pa./Garden Spot) also stopped 11 for the Warriors.

The Warriors get back in action on Saturday, April 20, when they travel to Hood for a 1:00 p.m. Commonwealth Conference match.

2013-04-17



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