SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The Susquehanna women’s lacrosse team held off a 10-goal second-half performance from vesting McDaniel to win 16-12 and capture its 13th victory of the season. The Crusaders used 13 goals in the opening half to help prevent the Green Terror from completing the comeback.
Emma Ehler (Chatham, N.J./Chatham), Ally Bauer (Kinnelon, N.J./Kinnelon) and Michelle McGinniss (Randolph, N.J./Randolph) all picked up hat tricks with Bauer and Ehler also adding one assist apiece.
McDaniel (6-11) actually out-shot SU (13-1) 38-31 and while Susquehanna had 16 draw controls to the Green Terror’s 15, McDaniel had 10 draw controls in the second half.
Starting goalie Emily Stankaitis (Honeoye Falls, N.Y./Honeoye Falls-Lima) played the first 57-plus minutes of the game and racked up 16 saves in the process.
The game started out all SU as the team jumped out to an 8-0 lead after less than 20 minutes of play in the half. McDaniel netted back-to-back goals but the Crusaders rattled off five more unanswered goals over the final 6:37 to go into the break up 13-2.
The second half was a different story as McDaniel out-scored Susquehanna 10-3. The Green Terror put together three-goal and five-goal stretches and scored two goals in the final 1:40 for the 16-12 game. Fortunately for SU, time ran out on McDaniel and the Crusaders grabbed the win.
Susquehanna closes out the regular season with a 1 p.m. Landmark Conference game at Drew on Saturday afternoon.