Lycoming women’s lacrosse beats Widener, celebrates seniors
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.—Lycoming’s women’s lacrosse team (8-5, 4-1) defeated conference opponent Widener (3-8, 1-3) by a score of 18-6 on Saturday. The afternoon contest was Senior Day for the Lady Warriors, who also wore pink jerseys to promote breast cancer awareness.
At halftime, the Lady Warriors recognized seniors Kristina Peacock (Webster, N.Y.), Lauren Raby (Walnutport, Pa.), Heather Suit (Annapolis, Md.) and Megan Wallenhorst (Rochester, N.Y.). These seniors represent head coach Kara Reber’s first recruiting class and boast numerous all-time Lycoming records, including most career points, goals, assists, saves and wins.
Wallenhorst, junior Sarah Wingerden (Macedon, N.Y) and sophomore Christi Karr (Lansdale, Pa.) scored three goals apiece for the game. Wingerden added an assist, while Suit recorded a goal and four assists. Sophomore Sammi Jo Bell (Maple Shade, N.J.) dished three assists and Peacock notched the win with 13 saves and five ground balls.
Lycoming burst out of the gate with six-straight goals in the game’s first ten minutes. Justine Titko (Wrightstown, N.J.) and Karr were both fed by Suit, then Karr scored on a Wingerden assist. Wingerden followed with two consecutive unassisted goals, followed by a Kelly Mack (New Egypt, N.J.) goal.
Widener scored its first goal at 20:30, which was quickly answered by an Ashley Collins (Westminster, Md.) score for the Lady Warriors. After another Lady Pride goal, Laura Carpenter (Lewes, Del.) and Wallenhorst found the net to put Lycoming up 9-2 at the end of the first half.
Widener opened the scoring in the second period, but the Lady Warriors reeled off three-straight goals, including two in a row by sophomore Amanda Baker (Media, Pa.). Both Baker goals were assisted by Bell, who then fed Carpenter at 15:34. Junior Crystal Cody (Rochester, N.Y.) scored, along with Wingerden, Wallenhorst, Suit and Karr to close out the game.
Lycoming fans filled the stands on a beautiful, sunny day, wearing pink t-shirts which were distributed by the Lady Warriors for the fight against breast cancer. Each player also listed a faculty or staff member for Faculty/Staff Recognition Day. The players and recognized faculty and staff gathered at midfield for a group picture during halftime.
Lycoming travels to Messiah on Tuesday, April 15 for its next conference match-up. The night game will begin at 7 p.m.