Lady Warriors defeat Buffalo State, even record
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.—Lycoming’s women’s lacrosse team (2-2) defeated Buffalo State (1-1) by a score of 18-13 on Saturday at Shangraw Athletic Complex. It was the first home win of the season for the Lady Warriors.
Senior Megan Wallenhorst (Rochester, N.Y.) and junior Kelly Mack (New Egypt, N.J.) scored four goals each for Lycoming, while junior Sarah Wingerden (Macedon, N.Y.) had three goals. Wallenhorst, Wingerden and sophomore Megan McIntyre (Baltimore, Md.) notched two assists apiece to share the team lead.
Buffalo State started the scoring less than five minutes into the game, but two quick goals by Lycoming’s Heather Suit (Annapolis, Md.) and Wingerden made the score 2-1 in favor of the blue and gold. The Lady Bengals answered, but consecutive scores by McIntyre put the Lady Warriors up for good, 5-4, with 16 minutes remaining in the first half.
Mack increased Lycoming’s lead with a strong move and a goal at 15:31, but Buffalo State scored less than three minutes later to keep it within one at 6-5. Then the Lady Warriors went on a run, scoring five consecutive times. Wingerden converted off of a Wallenhorst pass and Wallenhorst herself scored twice in a row, on assists from McIntyre and Wingerden. Mack scored with just under eight minutes left in the half and Wallenhorst converted a free-position shot to make the score 11-5 with 6:43 to go in the first.
After a brief drought, Buffalo State’s Shantel Ackley made a successful free-position shot which was quickly answered by Lycoming’s Christi Karr (Lansdale, Pa.) at 1:42. Lady Bengal Katie Henderson scored on another free-position opportunity, but Wallenhorst found the net just 18 seconds later. Ackley then hit Buffalo State’s third-straight free-position goal to make the difference 13-8 Lady Warriors at halftime.
Justine Titko (Wrightstown, N.J.) and Mack made free-position goals early in the second half, while Sammi Jo Bell (Maple Shade, N.J.) scored off of a McIntyre assist to re-establish Lycoming’s biggest lead of the game at 16-10. Mack again showed athletic determination, shaking a defender and bearing down on the goalie before finding the net at 8:41. Wallenhorst scored with 2:35 remaining to make the final tally 18-13.
The Lady Warriors travel to Arcadia for their first conference contest tomorrow at 1 p.m.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
The boys and I packed up the car on Saturday and drove up to watch Alex's team play vs. Buff State. The weather was pleasant and after the win there was a nice tailgate party for the team. The men's team also played later in the day and we were able to stay and watch 1/2 that game. We left for home around 4:30 and back home by 7:00. A loooong day. It was great getting a chance to watch her play. It's not the same without Chris there though. She was always so proud of Alex's accomplishments.