Schlagenhauf's 7 Goals Lead #12 Lakers Past Golden Bears

ERIE, Pa.- The #12 Mercyhurst lacrosse team beat Kutztown, 16-5, Friday morning at Tullio Field. Jenna Schlagenhauf scored seven goals in the PSAC victory.

Schlagenhauf started the game on a roll, scoring the first three goals of the day. After a Kutztown score, Hannah Corton made it 4-1 with 19:16 left in the half. Becca Himes found Schlagenhauf for another goal just 34 seconds later. KU scored a few minutes later, but Mackenzie Jordan converted a free position shot to give the Lakers a 6-2 advantage at the 8:55 mark.

The Bears scored again, but a Taylor Ventre free position goal and a Schlagenhauf goal from Olivia Keirn sent the teams into halftime with Mercyhurst ahead, 8-3.

Schlagenhauf posted her sixth goal of the day 33 seconds into the second half, stretching the Lakers' margin. Carly Zimmerman then found Himes for a 10-3 lead. Schlagenhauf's free position goal with 18:31 to go gave her seven for the game, tying a career high.

Kutztown scored, but Jordan answered with a goal 14 seconds later. Shannen Drennon assisted on a Zimmerman score and then Himes hit Jordan for her third goal of the match, making it 14-4 with just under nine minutes remaining. Janelle Williams finished a free position shot, and after a KU goal, Himes scored off a Morgan Parker helper.

Schlagenhauf led with seven goals. Himes put up two goals and three assists, while Jordan recorded a hat trick and a helper. Zimmerman added a goal and an assist. Emily Koestler collected seven ground balls. Rebecca Muscella made five saves in goal.

Mercyhurst outshot Kutztown, 35-11, and held a 13-10 advantage in draw controls. The Lakers picked up 29 ground balls, compared to 16 for the Bears.

Mercyhurst improved to 12-2 overall and 8-1 in the PSAC. Kutztown fell to 3-10 overall and 1-8 in the league. The Lakers host Bloomsburg in another conference contest tomorrow at 11:00 a.m.

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ERIE, Pa. - Kutztown commenced a road trip out west on Friday afternoon with a PSAC match-up against 12th-ranked Merychurst on Tullio Field. The Lakers outshot the Golden Bears to a 16-5 victory.

Kutztown (3-10, 1-8 PSAC) did make the most of its shot attempts on goal, but Merychurst's (12-2, 8-1 PSAC) high-powered offense led them to a win and a share of the top spot in the PSAC standings.

Jenna Schlagenhauf had a career-day for the home team, starting the game off with a hat-trick in the first seven minutes. The junior finished with seven goals to total 50 on the season, which currently ranks third in the PSAC.

Brielle Dickey (Sewell, NJ/Washington Township), Krystine Beodeker (Dingmans Ferry, PA/Delaware Valley), and Morgan Bright (Columbia, PA/Hempfield) all tallied unassisted goals in the first half time to cut the deficit to 8-3 heading into halftime.

In the final 30 minutes, Kelli Serpi (Toms River, NJ/Manchester Township) connected on a free-position attempt for a goal at the halfway mark and Taylor Stone (West Babylon, NY/West Babylon) closed out the KU scoring with her 13th goal of the season off a dish from Sarah Holmes (Stevensville, MD/Kent Island).

JoAnn McLaughlin (Cape May, NJ/Lower Cape) recorded 14 saves in the first 51:27 at goalkeeper and Abby Cox (York, PA/West York) closed out the game. Rebecca Muscella made five saves in net for the Lakers to earn the win.

The Maroon and Gold scored on five of its 11 shot attempts, but the Lakers held the advantage with 35 total shots. MU won the battle off the draw, 13-10.

Kutztown will remain out west for another PSAC contest tomorrow, April 19 for a 3:00 p.m. match-up with Slippery Rock.


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