WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. --- The Lycoming College women’s lacrosse team used three multi-goal streaks to take down visiting Manhattanville College 16-10 and secure the Warriors’ first Middle Atlantic Conference victory of the season. Justine Titko was a scoring machine, putting up five goals, including three straight key goals late in the game.
The win improves Lycoming to 3-4 overall and 1-1 in the MAC and Manhattanville is now 4-1 and 1-1 after taking its first loss of the year.
The Lady Warriors started off strong, scoring the first seven goals unanswered. Bri Robertson started streak, scoring on an assist from Sammi Jo Bell at 28:31. Crystal Cody found the net at 20:53 on a free position shot. Titko scored the first of her five goals to give the Warriors a 3-0 lead at 20:34. Megan McIntyre and Grace Gargiulo connected on a goal as McIntyre finished the pass. Cody and Titko rounded out the run with Cody scoring twice unassisted and Bell assisting Titko.
Manhattanville answered the Warrior run with a 6-0 run of its own to round out the first half and send the teams into the break with Lycoming up 7-4 before continuing the streak early in the second half.
McIntyre broke up the run at 21:27 to give the Warriors a narrow 8-6 lead. Two Valiant goals knotted the match at 8 before Lycoming was able to put together a tidy five goal run, including Titko’s natural hat trick and Robertson scoring twice, giving Lycoming a 13-8 advantage. Kelli Morsey scored the final point of the game as the buzzer rang, locking up the 16-10 victory.
Titko finished the day with six points on five goals and one assist and Cody wrapped up with four goals and Robertson with three. IN the net, Brittany Bryan was able to make seven saves as Danielle Gargiulo played tough on defense, causing six turnovers.
The Lady Warriors are back in action on Wednesday, March 25 when they travel to Dallas, Pa. to face another conference opponent in Misericordia University. Game time is set for 4 p.m.