March 5, 2013
Women’s Lacrosse Moves to 3-0
CLAREMONT, Calif. – Life out on the West Coast is treating
the Susquehanna women’s lacrosse team well as the Crusaders
picked up back-to-back wins, defeating Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on
Sunday followed by a win over Pomona Pitzer on Monday night.
The Crusaders (3-0) mounted a comeback to win 11-10 over
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (2-4) and followed that with a decisive 17-7
victory over Pomona-Pitzer (3-3).
Against the Athenas, Emma Ehler (Chatham,
N.J./Chatham) netted five goals while freshman
Annie McElaney (Natick,
Mass./Natick) had four. Goalie Emily Stankaitis
(Honeoye Falls, N.Y./Honoeye Falls-Lima) finished with six
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps jumped out to a 2-0 lead and stretched that
lead to four goals (5-1). However, SU managed to score four of the
final six goals of the half to make it just a two-goal game, 7-5,
The Crusaders came out of halftime and netted five unanswered
goals to quickly turn the tides and take a 10-7 lead. That proved
to be enough to hold off a late charge from the Athenas that
included the final two goals of the game.
In Monday night’s contest at Pomona-Pitzer, Ehler scored
another five goals as did teammate Michelle
McGinniss (Randolph, N.J./Randolph).
Meredith Crane (Maplewood, N.J./Columbia) finished
with two goals and a game-high three assists. In addition, with her
assist against the Sage Hens, Lindsey Derstine
(Coopersburg, Pa./Southern Lehigh) picked up her
100th career point.
Stankaitis allowed only five goals in her 54-plus minutes of
action while racking up 10 saves, eight of which came in the first
Thanks in part to four Ehler goals over the first 16 minutes of
the game, SU led 6-1 with 14:28 still to play in the opening half.
Pomona-Pitzer scored just its second goal of the game at the 6:21
mark that made it 10-2, but the Crusaders scored three more goals
before time expired and eventually took a 12-3 lead at the midway
point of the game.
Susquehanna’s solid first half essentially put the game out
of reach for the Sage Hens who, despite limiting SU to five goals
in the second half, fell 17-7.
The Crusaders are back in action on Wednesday, March 6 when they
take on Redlands at 10 p.m. EST.