SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Six goals in the six first minutes added up to a fast start for the No. 13 Susquehanna women’s lacrosse team and to an eventual 19-6 win over visiting Lycoming on Wednesday afternoon.
Among the game’s many highlights was junior Emma Ehler’s (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) six-goal performance, the last of which marked the 100th career goal of her career as a Crusader.
The win improves SU’s record to 8-0 on the season and the Crusaders have now held back-to-back opponents to nine goals or less in three-straight games.
Ehler was one of five Susquehanna players with multi-goal performances. Meredith Crane (Maplewood, N.J./Columbia) added two goals and one assist while Michelle McGinniss (Randolph, N.J./Randolph) finished with a hat trick in addition to her four draw controls.
SU finished with a 36-14 edge in shots over the Warriors (2-4) and had converted on 3-of-6 free position shots. Lycoming had just four shots in the first half and only three on goal all game.
Ehler struck three times in the opening five-plus minutes of the game to help put the Crusaders ahead 6-0 with 24:50 still to play in the half. That lead ballooned to 14-0 as a total of six different Susquehanna players scored in the half. By the time the half wound down, Susquehanna led 15-1 after an Ehler score capped off the first-half scoring.
It took Ehler just 4:20 to score the first goal of the second half and the 100th of her SU career, putting the Crusaders ahead 1-61. The Warriors were able to score three unanswered goals to make it a16-4 game but Susquehanna scored three of the final five goals of the half en route to the 13-goal victory.
The Crusaders hit the road to face McDaniel on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Ehler Nets 100th Goal in SU Women’s Lacrosse Victory