Fast Starts Adds Up to Win for Women’s Lacrosse

Fast Starts Adds Up to Win for Women’s Lacrosse

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – An 11-goal first half provided the Susquehanna women's lacrosse team just enough of a cushion to grab a 15-11 win against visiting King's College on Saturday afternoon.

SU (1-2) led 11-2 at halftime and despite giving up nine second-half goals to the Lady Monarchs held on for the win.

Nine different Crusaders scored at least one goal for SU with Kelcie Ehler leading Susquehanna with three goals and one assist. Annie McElaney finished with two goals and one assist and Ashley Lynn added one goal, three ground balls, three draw control wins and three caused turnovers.

Goalies Carolyn Figliola and Alyssa Rothman played 30 minutes apiece. Figliola started the game and finished with four saves on six shots while Rothman tallied seven saves.

Susquehanna opened the game on a 10-0 run over the first 16 minutes of play. King's (2-2) got on the board with a goal at the 10:46 mark and again with 2:36 to play but the Crusaders still took an 11-2 lead into halftime.

SU netted the first three goals of the half to grab a 14-2 edge with 20:29 to play but King's responded by scoring the next six goals to pull within six (14-8) with 8:29 remaining.

The Monarchs also scored the final three goals of the game, the final one coming at the 20-second mark, to make it 15-11 but time ran out and SU held on for the win.

The Crusaders return to action on March 16 with a 4 p.m. game at Messiah.