Lebanon Valley Cruises to 17-6 Win Over Shenandoah

ANNVILLE, Pa. - Junior Bailey Benz tied a career-high with eight points to lead Lebanon Valley to a 17-6 victory on Saturday afternoon over Shenandoah at Arnold Field.

The Valley gave up the opening goal, but tied it up just two minutes later and took off, never trailing from that point forward and opening the game to a 10-goal difference at 16-6 with 7:02 to play, coasting to its first win of the year.

Benz wasn't the only Dutchmen to put in a career performance, though, as classmate Anna Pagels netted a career-high five goals on the afternoon. Senior Mel Modrick and sophomore Sam Boyce were a force offensively as well, notching eight goals and two assists between them.

Sophomore Shelby Morris was effective again between the pipes, earning her first collegiate win with a six-save performance. Shenandoah's Ashley Cross was impressive as well, making 13 saves in the loss.

LVC held the advantage in virtually every statistical category, leading 33-14 in shots, 15-11 in ground balls, 15-8 in draw controls, and 8-12 in turnovers. Defensively, Benz caused four turnovers on the day, while sophomore Tori Kuntz, senior Sara Vanderbogart, and junior Morgan Heller each added one caused turnover apiece.

Pagels' effort was shown the most in her draw control efforts, nabbing five on the afternoon, while Kuntz added three and Benz, Boyce, and junior Jenny Simensky picked up two each.

The Valley travels to Scranton on Wednesday for a battle with the Royals at 4:00 p.m.

2014-02-22



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