September 16, 2007

Susquehanna falls to #11 William Smith

GENEVA, N.Y.- The Susquehanna field hockey team fell to another undefeated team, this time 11th-ranked William Smith College, 5-2, in the finale of the Heron Invitational Sunday.

William Smith needed just 17 seconds to get on the scoreboard, but the Crusaders pulled even in the ninth minute when freshman Caitlin Peterson (Central York/York, Pa.) batted in a bouncing ball from three yards out.

The Herons erupted for three unanswered goals before halftime. In the 49th minute, Susquehanna cut its deficit in half when junior Jenelle Anthony (Stroudsburg/Saylorsburg, Pa.) converted a penalty stroke.

The Herons outshot the Crusaders 15-3 in the opening frame and 19-6 overall.

Junior goalie Lindsay Meabon (Northern/Dillsburg, Pa.) registered 11 stops for the Crusaders.