Four Hat Tricks Help Lycoming Ease by Gwynedd-Mercy

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. Sophomore Savannah Fox (Port Deposit, Md./Perryville) led a group of four Lycoming players to finish with hat tricks, as the team scored 15 first-half goals en route to a 20-7 win over Gwynedd-Mercy on Saturday afternoon, March 15, at the Shangraw Athletic Complex.

Fox finished with five goals and an assist to lead the Warriors (1-4 overall), while junior Kari Rybak (Boothwyn, Pa./Chichester) added four goals and an assist, senior Amber Graybill (Pasadena, Md./Pasadena) added three goals and three assists and senior Maureen Heagy (Drexel Hill, Pa./Upper Darby) added three goals. Junior Casey Maguire (Egg Harbor Township, N.J./Egg Harbor Township) also added two goals and four assists, becoming the 13th player in school history to reach 100 career points, with her final assist of the game, at the 28:36 mark of the second half.

The early part of the game was filled with action, as Maguire picked up a groundball early and found Fox for the first goal just 39 seconds in. Gwynedd Mercy's Kelsey Yori tied the game just 27 seconds later, but Heagy scored her first goal with 27:04 left, giving the Warriors the lead for good. Heagy's goal, also started a 16-0 run, capped on another goal by Heagy with 26:40 left in the second half, which made it 17-1.

From there, the Griffins (2-3 overall) scored six of the last nine goals, but Lycoming never let Gwynedd Mercy back within 10 goals.

The Warriors forced the Griffins into 21 turnovers and allowed Gwynedd Mercy just 8 of 15 in clears, while also holding a 31-21 advantage in ground balls.

Senior Sarah Quigley (New City, N.Y./Clarkstown South) posted a goal and an assist to cross 50 points in her career and led the team with four ground balls. She also added four draw controls, while junior Erin Cieniewicz (Shillington, Pa./Governor Mifflin) posted five. Cieniewicz also added an assist. Junior Liz Francescone (Cream Ridge, N.J./Notre Dame) posted three caused turnovers, three ground balls and three draw controls and sophomore Kelsey Harshman (Hamilton Square, N.J./Steinert) added two caused turnovers and a goal. Freshman Leanne Shaw (Royersford, Pa./Spring-Ford) added a goal, an assist and three ground balls.

Yori led the Griffins with four goals and two assists. Danae Perrymond added a goal, an assist, eight draw controls and three ground balls. Gina Febbo added five ground balls.

In net, freshman Nicole Gerling (Millstone Township, N.J./Allentown) (1-4) made seven stops and allowed one goal in the first half to earn her first collegiate win before yielding to freshman Casey Martindale (Davidsonville, Md./Archbishop Spalding) stopped one shot in the second half for the Warriors. Megan Rose (2-3) stopped five shots for the Griffins.

Lycoming gets back on the field when it travels to King's (Pa.) for a 4:00 p.m. game on Tuesday, March 18, at 4:00 p.m.


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