Albright Uses Strong Start to Down Lycoming

READING, Pa. Two players finished with two goals to lead Lycoming, but a 10-goal first-half helped Albright post a 15-6 Commonwealth Conference win at Shirk Stadium on Thursday, April 17.

The Warriors (5-8 overall, 1-5 Commonwealth) were led by a pair of goals each from freshman Leanne Shaw (Royersford, Pa./Spring-Ford) and sophomore Savannah Fox (Port Deposit, Md./Perryville). Senior Amber Graybill (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) added a goal and two assists.

Freshman Elizabeth VanHorn (Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty), sophomore Erica Spero (Chantilly, Va./Chantilly) and freshman goalkeeper Casey Martindale (Davidsonville, Md./Archbishop Spalding) each posted two ground balls. Spero also added two draw controls and two caused turnovers.

The Lions (6-9 overall, 1-4 Commonwealth) were led by four goals and two assists from Erin Farrell and four goals and a helper from Amanda Smith. Meghan Wilson also posted three goals, an assist and six draw controls. Rebecca Sartorio notched three caused turnovers, two goals and an assist. Smith and Nicole Klusewitz each posted three ground balls.

Albright scored four goals before Shaw got the Warriors on the board with 19:38 left in the first half. Albright added three more goals before Graybill found the net with 4:24 left, making it 7-2. Albright closed the period with three more scores to take a 10-2 lead into the break.

Lycoming drew with six early in the second half, with junior Casey Maguire (Egg Harbor Township, N.J./Egg Harbor Township) and Fox scoring to make it 10-4. Albright scored five of the next six goals, though, before Fox's second goal with 6:27 left rounded out the scoring.

Martindale stopped 13 shots in her first career start for the Warriors. Hayley Joyce earned the win for the Lions, as she allowed two goals in one half of action.

The Warriors get back on the field on Saturday, April 26, when they head to Stevenson for a 1:00 p.m. Commonwealth Conference game to wrap up their season.


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