Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Lady Warrior lacrosse rally halted by McDaniel

I didn't get a chance to go but I was able to watch real-time statistics on the web which was just like being there. They played an incredible game and just lost by 1. McDaniel was ranked 20th in the country coming in...

Box Score

Amanda BakerWILLIAMSPORT, Pa. --- Despite a late surge, the Lycoming College women’s lacrosse team was unable to halt the Green Terror of McDaniel College, falling by a narrow margin of 12-11 on Tuesday, March 17. A late free-position shot by Crystal Cody got the Warriors to within one, but they were unable to complete the rally.

With the loss, Lycoming is now 2-3 overall while McDaniel improves to 4-3.

An early four goal streak by the Terror got them to 4-2 before Bri Robertson was able to connect on a pass from Sammi Jo Bell to close to 4-3. Another two goals by McDaniel put the score at 6-3. A foul on the crease allowed Justine Titko to take a free-position shot with 5:14 remaining in the first half, cutting the Green Terror 6-4. Grace Garguilo scored the final goal of the half with 32 seconds to send the Warriors into halftime down 8-5.

Justine TitkoBoth teams traded goals throughout the second 30 minutes, with neither team scoring more than two times in a row. Several small runs by Lycoming kept them in the game. Another goal by Cody with 21:47 remaining got the Warriors to within three, 9-6. Robertson and Baker were both able to capitalize on shots at 17:15 and 15:52, with Robertson’s goal assisted by Kelli Morsey and Baker had help from Robertson. Baker and Titko scored back-to-back goals with 5:50 remaining, cutting the Terror lead to 11-10. McDaniel’s Chelsea Feruzzi connected on an unassisted goal with the clock at 4:23 to go up 12-10 before Cody took her free-position shot with 2:30 left.

Cody was able to find the net on three of her six total shots and earned one draw control. Robertson and Bell both had three controls apiece while Grace Garguilo had two caused turnovers late in the game. As a team, Lycoming caused nine turnovers and the two squads tied in draw controls with 12, but Lycoming’s came late in the match, allowing them to close the gap. In net, Brittany Bryan had a nine save afternoon.

The Lady Warrior will be back in action on Thursday, March 19 when they travel to Selinsgrove, Pa. to face Susquehanna University in a night game, set to start at 7 p.m.