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Women's Lax Dominates Lyco

Shenandoah earned its first women's lacrosse win of the season with a 17-9 non-league win at Lycoming Saturday.
Shenandoah earned its first women's lacrosse win of the season with a 17-9 non-league win at Lycoming Saturday.

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The Shenandoah University women's lacrosse team earned its first win of the 2019 season with a 17-9 non-league victory Saturday afternoon at Lycoming College.

After Lycoming (0-1) took a 2-1 lead with two goals in a five-minute span, Shenandoah (1-1) reeled off a six-goal run to take a lead it would not relinquish.

HOW IT HAPPENED

Nikki Zerna jump-started that six-goal spurt, finding Emma Stiffler at 22:54 and Shannon Kelley at 21:55 to put the Hornets on top to stay.

Unassisted goals from Jordyn Miller, Kelley, Alyson Bittinger and Kaitlyn Morris followed, putting SU up 7-2 with 14 minutes to play in the first.

The two teams then split the final four goals of the first half.

A three-goal Warriors run midway through the second cut the Shenandoah lead to four, 11-7, with 15:39 to play. The Hornets put the contest away by reeling off the game's next six goals.

Kathleen Donovan had two of the victors goals in that game-clinching run.

SU BY THE NUMBERS

  • Kaitlyn Morris recorded a team-high six points off three goals and three assists.
  • Alyson Bittinger led the Hornets in goals with four.
  • Shannon Kelley added three goals.
  • Bittinger, Morris and Kelley all recorded three draw controls.
  • Defensively, Emma Hardisky caused seven turnovers and picked up a team-high four ground balls.
  • Gionna Maria stopped 10 shots.

UP NEXT

The Hornets host McDanniel on Wednesday, February 27 at 7 p.m. The second game of a doubleheader with the Shenandoah men.