Maguire's Hat Trick not Enough for Warriors at Messiah

GRANTHAM, Pa. Senior Casey Maguire (Egg Harbor Township, N.J./Egg Harbor Township) scored three goals to lead Lycoming, but an 11-goal first half helped Messiah post a 17-5 decision over Lycoming in Commonwealth Conference action at Anderson Field on Wednesday, April 2.

Maguire, who leads the Warriors (4-7 overall, 0-3 Commonwealth) with 30 goals and 49 points, helped the Warriors post all five of its goals in the second half. She also added three ground balls.

The Falcons (4-6 overall, 1-1 Commonwealth) scored the first 11 goals of the game, all in the first half, with four coming from Lizzy Keeney and two from Madi Brunk.

The Warriors got on the board in the second half, when Maguire found the back of the net 1:37 into the periof. From there, the Warriors played evenly with the Falcons, as the teams alternated goals until the Warriors scored a pair in a row to wrap up their scoring, the last score on a strike from Maguire with 6:52 left to make it 14-5. The Falcons scored the last three goals, however, to make up the final margin.

Senior Amber Graybill (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) finished with a goal and assist and freshman Leanne Shaw (Royersford, Pa./Spring-Ford) also added a goal. Sophomore Savannah Fox (Port Deposit, Md./Perryville) also notched an assist.

Defensively, junior Liz Francescone (Cream Ridge, N.J./Notre Dame) picked up four ground balls and caused a turnover and freshman goalkeeper Nicole Gerling (Millstone Township, N.J./Allentown) picked up three ground balls and caused one turnover.

Keeny finished with five goals and two assists to lead the Falcons and both Marybeth Bindel and Claire Stikeleather each added three goals and an assist. Brunk posted two scores and four helpers and Brooke Gamble also notched three assists. Stikeleather picked up five ground balls and caused three turnovers.

In net, Gerling (4-7) made five saves in 55 minutes for the Warriors before freshman Casey Martindale (Davidsonville, Md./Archbishop Spalding) stopped one shot and allowed one goal in the last five. Sarah Dolan (4-6) earned the win for Messiah after making two saves in the first half.

The Warriors return home on Saturday, April 5, when they host Hood in a 1:00 p.m. Commonwealth Conference match-up at the Shangraw Athletic Complex. At halftime of the game, the Warriors will honor its two MAC Century Team members, Megan Wallenhorst '08 and Sarah Wingerden '09.


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