Dutchmen Roll by Lycoming on Senior Night

ANNVILLE, Pa. - Lebanon Valley routed Lycoming 18-8 on Senior Night at Arnold Field as the program said goodbye to its 2013 senior class.

The Dutchmen (10-3, 5-2 CC) set a program record for wins in a season on the evening they honored the seven women who make up the first four-year class since the program was re-established in 2010. Allison McGinniss, Kristen Rooney, Suzanne Sullivan, Hana Krechel, Chloe Gunther, Jen Strack, and Erica Ameigh were honored pre-game for their contributions towards helping establish LVC women's lacrosse as a winner.

The win sets up an important game at Elizabethtown on Saturday in the regular-season finale. Both teams, at 5-2 in Commonwealth Conference play, have qualified for the CC tournament, but the winner will secure the #3 seed and semifinal berth, avoiding having to play the 4/5 play-in game next Tuesday.

Krechel scored six goals with three assists, taking her career points total to 381 and cracking the NCAA Division III all-time top 10. Sullivan had a terrific senior night with a goal, three assists, and three caused turnovers, while Mel Modrick and Sam Boyce each had hat tricks. McGinniss, Anna Pagels, Bailey Benz, and Taylor Kruter all added goals.

LVC controlled the game from start to finish, outshooting the Warriors 33-19 overall and 27-8 in the first half. Lycoming was held to just 8 of 15 clear attempts by the LVC midfield, which set up multiple first-half scoring chances in transition.

The Dutchmen scored the game's first four goals, then added 5-0 and 4-0 runs later in the half to take a commanding 15-3 lead at halftime. Erica Ameigh had eight saves for LVC to improve to 10-2 this season, a program record for goalie wins. Lauren Reitnouer had seven stops for Lyco, which was led offensively by Amber Graybill and Maureen Heagy with two goals each.

Lebanon Valley travels to Elizabethtown Saturday to end the regular season.

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ANNVILLE, Pa. Sophomore Casey Maguire (Egg Harbor Township, N.J./Egg Harbor Township) notched her fourth hat trick of the season to lead Lycoming at Lebanon Valley on Tuesday evening, April 23, but the Flying Dutchmen were able to post an 18-8 Commonwealth Conference win.

Maguire became just the 12th player in school history to score 20 goals in each of her first two seasons with the last of her three goals, which gave her 20 on the season and 53 in her career.

Lebanon Valley (10-3 overall, 5-2 Commonwealth) scored the first four goals of the game before junior Maureen Heagy (Drexel Hill, Pa./Upper Darby) dented the twine for the Warriors (4-11 overall, 1-6 Commonwealth). She added another goal three minutes later to stop a two-goal Dutchmen run. The Dutchmen closed out the half on a 9-1 run, though, to take a 15-3 lead into the break.

In the second half, the Warriors posted a 5-3 scoring advantage, with junior Amber Graybill (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) and Maguire each scoring twice in the stanza to lead the Warriors.

Graybill posted two goals and an assist to go with two caused turnovers and two ground balls and Heagy notched two goals. Senior Brooke Strausser (Myerstown, Pa./Conrad Weiser) added a goal, seven ground balls, four draw controls and five caused turnovers. Senior Lindsay Schilling (Woodbine, Md./South Carroll) also contributed three ground balls and three caused turnovers.

Hana Krechel led the Dutchmen with six goals, three assists and seven draw controls. Both Mel Modrick and Sam Boyce added three goals and Suzanne Sullivan posted a goal, four ground balls and three helpers.

Senior Lauren Reitnouer (New Holland, Pa./Garden Spot) stopped seven shots in net for the Warriors, as she faced 33 shots from the Dutchmen. Erica Ameigh notched eight saves in the win for Lebanon Valley.

The Warriors head home to face No. 17 Stevenson in a Commonwealth Conference game to wrap up the season on Saturday, April 27, at 3:00 p.m.

2013-04-23



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