Warriors Use Big First Half to Soar to Win over Scarlet Raptors

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. Junior Casey Maguire (Egg Harbor Township, N.J./Egg Harbor Township) kept up her torrid scoring pace with three goals and two assists and senior Amber Graybill (Pasadena, Md./Pasadena) also posted a hat trick to lead Lycoming to a 15-6 win over Rutgers-Camden on Saturday, March 22, at the Shangraw Athletic Complex.

The win was the Warriors' third straight as it improved to 3-4 on the season while Rutgers-Camden falls to 2-5.

Maguire, who is second in the Commonwealth Conference in scoring, posting five points to give her 39 on the young season. She scored three goals, giving her 77 in her career, becoming the 14th player in school history to reach 75 in a career.

The Warriors opened up the game in the first half, going on a 15-1 over a nearly 40-minute span between the two halves to take a 15-2 lead after the Scarlet Raptors opened the game with a goal by Holly Cusick 17 seconds into the match.

The Warriors tied the match just over a minute later on a free-position goal by junior Kari Rybak (Boothwyn, Pa./Chichester) and Maguire scored two in a row, the second with 24:00 left in the half. The Warriors didn't look back scoring six before a Rutgers-Camden goal stopped the run with 9:27 left in the half.

Graybill got the Warriors rolling again, though, as she scored with 6:20 left before the Warriors finished the half with three more goals to take a 10-2 lead into the break. In the second half, the Warriors kept rolling, scoring the first five goals of the half, with sophomore Savannah Fox (Port Deposit, Md./Perryville) giving Lycoming a 15-2 lead with her 21st goal of the season with 16:04 left.

Rutgers closed the game with four straight goals to round out the scoring.

Senior Maureen Heagy (Drexel Hill, Pa./Upper Darby) scored two goals for the Warriors and added a career-high seven ground balls and a caused turnover. Junior Erin Cieniewicz (Shillington, Pa./Governor Mifflin) posted two goals, an assist, seven draw controls and three ground balls. Fox also added two goals, an assist and two ground balls and Rybak posted two goals, an assist, two ground balls and two draw controls.

Defensively, the Warriors were led by freshman Elizabeth VanHorn (Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty), who posted five ground balls and two caused turnovers, and junior Liz Francescone (Cream Ridge, N.J./Notre Dame), who posted four ground balls and a caused turnover.

Cecilia Gross, Cusick and Krystal Valianti each scored two goals for the Raptors. Dorothy Westlake posted four ground balls and four draw controls and both Cusick and Gross added two draw controls and three ground balls.

In net, freshman Nicole Gerling (Millstone Township, N.J./Allentown) made six saves and allowed three goals in the first 50 minutes before yielding to freshman Casey Martindale (Davidsonville, Md./Archbishop Spalding), who played the final 10 minutes. Rutgers-Camden's Michelle Boyd stopped nine shots.

The Warriors get back on the field on Monday, March 24, when they host Bard in a 4:00 p.m. non-conference contest at the Shangraw Athletic Complex.


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