March 22, 2014

SU Women’s Lax Shuts Down Scranton

Box Score

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Three players scored three goals to lead Susquehanna women’s lacrosse past Scranton 15-5 on Saturday afternoon, the Landmark Conference home opener for the Crusaders.

SU (3-3, 2-0 Landmark) received three goals each from senior Michelle McGinniss (Randolph, N.J. / Randolph), junior Meredith Crane (Maplewood, N.J. / Columbia) and freshman Kelcie Ehler (Chatham, N.J. / Chatham). McGinniss and Crane both finished with a game-high five points.

For her career, McGinnis has 11 goals against Scranton and the Crusaders now have a three-game winning streak against the Royals.

Also chipping in on the offensive attack was senior Emma Ehler (Chatham, N.J. / Chatham) and junior Brynn Reid (West Grove, Pa. / Avon Grove) who both registered two scores. Sophomores Becky McHugh (Royersford, Pa. / Archbishop John Carroll) and Annie McElaney (Natick, Mass. / Natick) rounded out the scoring with one goal each.

Sophomore goalkeeper Alyssa Rothman (Trooper, Pa. / Methacton) earned her second win of the spring, finishing with 14 saves on 21 shots. SU doubled-up on Scranton in shots, 42-21 and won 15 draw controls.

The Crusaders jumped out to a 2-0 lead before the Royals (1-3, 0-2 Landmark) cut the advantage in half with a goal at 15:17 in the first. But SU responded with seven unanswered goals to close out the period and take a commanding 9-1 lead at intermission.

Scranton tacked on their second goal of the day to begin the second half at 27:25 but the Orange & Maroon answered with goals by McGinniss and McElaney to take an 11-2 lead. The Royals cut the Crusader lead down to eight (11-3) with 16:29 to play but three-straight scores put SU up comfortably 14-3.

Despite a pair of Royal goals in the last 12 minutes of action, the Crusaders had enough of a cushion and held on for the home-opening conference victory.

The Crusaders host non-conference opponent Marywood on Wednesday, March 26 at 7 p.m.