LVC Dominates Elizabethtown on Senior Night

ANNVILLE, Pa. - Lebanon Valley dominated from start to finish on Senior Night, defeating Elizabethtown, 18-4, on Thursday evening at Arnold Field.

Senior Mel Modrick shined offensively, notching five goals and an assist, while junior Bailey Benz also added a six-point performance with a goal and five assists. Modrick and classmates Taylor Kruter, Sara Vanderbogart, and Corinne Palombo were honored prior to the game with a Senior Night ceremony.

The win moves the Valley to 12-3 on the year overall and marks the program's first-ever win over Elizabethtown, who drops to 1-11 on its 2014 campaign.

The Valley had this one pretty much in hand for the majority of the contest, socring 10 straight goals to open the game before Elizabethtown tallied its first with 4:39 to play in the opening half and the game went into the break with LVC up, 10-1.

The game was much of the same in the second as the Dutchmen streaked for seven straight before the Blue Jays found the back of the net three times in the final 7:21 to make the final, 18-4.

Sophomore Shelby Morris made three saves in the win, moving her to 12-3 on the year, while Elizabethtown's Beata Palosz and Shayla Leibel combined for seven saves, while Palosz took the loss, her 11th of the season.

LVC led in shots, 26-7, ground balls, 17-9, and draw controls, 18-6. The ride was excellent again as the Blue Jays were just 7 for 18 in clear attempts, while LVC went 9 for 9.

The Dutchmen travel to Chester on Tuesday for the regular-season finale against Widener at 7:00 p.m.

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ANNVILLE, Pa. - Elizabethtown went up against another formidable opponent Thursday evening at Lebanon Valley in a non-conference contest. The Dutchmen's big first half set the tone for the course of the game as E-town fell 18-4 to its former Commonwealth Conference foe. Addie Stang and Dana Robidoux had two goals apiece for the Blue Jays.

Lebanon Valley (12-3) started the game on a 10-0 scoring run. Stang's first goal of two for Elizabethtown (1-11) ended that run with 4:39 remaining in the first half. It was the last goal of the first 30 minutes as the Dutchmen led 10-1 at the break.

LVC began the second half as it did in the first. The Dutchmen ran their lead up to 17-1 before the Jays got on the board again.

Robidoux's first goal of the game and Stang's second came just over a minute apart. Robidoux scored at the 7:21 mark and Stang tallied with 6:17 left in the game, making it 17-3. After another LVC score, Robidoux netted the last goal of the game with 1:38 left.

Stang led the Blue Jays with five draw controls, Becky Graessle had three ground balls, and Krissy Pennell registered two caused turnovers. Robidoux added a draw control and Mary Nell Donahue recorded a caused turnover and a ground ball.

Elizabethtown was outshot 26-7. Beata Palosz made four saves in 47 minutes of action before Shayla Leibel came in to play the final 13. Leibel made three saves.

The women's lacrosse team has a week off before its final two games of the season, both at Wolf Field. First, they will host Catholic on Thursday, April 24 at 4:00 p.m.

2014-04-17



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