Lycoming Falls to No. 17 Stevenson

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. Freshman Elizabeth Seitzinger (Schnecksville, Pa./Parkland) finished her rookie campaign with a hat trick to lead Lycoming, but 17th-ranked Stevenson was able to post a 17-6 victory in the Commonwealth Conference finale for both teams on Saturday, April 27, at the Shangraw Athletic Complex.

Stevenson (15-1 overall, 8-0 Commonwealth) got on the board first, but Seitzinger tied the game with an unassisted tally and she retied the game at two with 21:59 left in the first half on a nice give behind the goal from sophomore Casey Maguire (Egg Harbor Township, N.J./Egg Harbor Township).

However, after that, the Mustanges scored six straight goals before sophomore Kari Rybak (Boothwyn, Pa./Chichester) scored with a leaping goal on a free-position attempt with 1:44 left in the first half. Stevenson scored with seven seconds left in the half to take a 9-3 lead into the break.

In the second half, Stevenson scored the first six goals to take a 15-3 lead before sophomore Erin Cieniewicz (Shillington, Pa./Governor Mifflin) dented the twine with 15:16 left. The Warriors also added two more late goals, with Maguire scoring her 21st goal of the year with 4:42 left and Seitzinger completing her hat trick with 50 seconds left.

Seitzinger added six ground balls and two caused turnovers and Maguire posted a goal and two assists. Junior Amber Graybill (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) also added two assists and three ground balls. Cieniewicz notched a goal and four ground balls.

In her final collegiate game, senior Brooke Strausser (Myerstown, Pa./Conrad Weiser Area) posted six ground balls, eight draw controls and three caused turnovers.

Stevenson was led by six goals and three assists from Leah Warner, who broke the school record for goals in a season, finishing the game with 49. Marissa Meiklejohn posted four goals, four caused turnovers and four ground balls and both Kathryn Merrick and Mandy Marston added three goals and an assist. Olivia Baker led the defense with five ground balls.

In net, Leanne Bittner made nine stops to earn the win for the Mustangs. Senior Lauren Reitnouer (New Holland, Pa./Garden Spot) notched 12 stops for the Warriors.

Lycoming finished the season 4-12 overall with a 1-6 mark in the Commonwealth Conference under first-year head coach Lindsay Reese.


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