TOWSON, Md. – Normally a 17-goal performance would add up
to a win, but unfortunately for the Susquehanna women’s
lacrosse team, 17 goals were not enough to overtake Goucher, as the
Gophers defeated the Crusaders 25-17 in Towson.
SU (7-7, 0-3) saw freshman Michelle McGinniss (Randolph, N.J./Randolph) score a career-high six goals as she was one of five players with a multi-goal game. McGinniss also added two assists for an eight-point outing. Erin Dyer (West Caldwell, N.J./James Caldwell) added a hat trick to go along with her two assists.
Goucher (7-7, 1-3) grabbed its first conference win of the season thanks in part to eight goals from Hannah Khin. The Gophers also took 42 shots to the Crusaders’ 31 and connected on six of eight free position shots.
SU goalie Katelyn Brower (North Caldwell, N.J./West Essex) made 13 saves and played all 60 minutes.
Five minutes into the game, Susquehanna led 3-1 thanks to back-to-back-to-back goals from three different players.
Goucher, however, then scored 13 of the next 15 goals, including a run of nine unanswered goals, to go up 14-5 with 1:28 to play in the first half.
The Crusaders rallied to net an impressive three goals in the final 50 seconds to make it 14-8 at halftime.
SU made it a three-goal game (15-12) thanks to a 3-0 run seven minutes into the final half. Goucher netted four straight of its own, though, to regain a 19-12 advantage.
From that point on, the squads traded goals and time expired before Susquehanna could put together one final rally.
Next game: April 30 vs. Drew – 1 p.m.