Women’s Lacrosse Falls to Scranton in Semifinal

Women’s Lacrosse Falls to Scranton in Semifinal

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The Susquehanna women's lacrosse team was down by just two goals at halftime to Scranton in Wednesday's Landmark Conference semifinal game but the Cardinals used 12 second-half goals to pull away for a 20-10 victory.

Broke Klair led SU (8-9) with four goals while Caroline Rabiecki added two goals and one assist while Ashley Lynn added one goal and one assist.

Scranton (11-6) won 22 of 31 draw controls and had 36 shots to SU's 21. The Crusader defense did force 17 Royals turnovers with Annie McElaney finishing with two of those caused turnovers.

Scranton jumped out to a 4-0 lead less than six minutes into the game before Klair and Becky McHugh scored back-to-back goals to trim the lead in half (4-2) with 19:47 still to play in the half.

The Royals netted three unanswered goals to pull ahead 7-2 at the midway point of the game before SU scored four of the final five goals of the half to trail by just two, 8-6, at the midway point of the game.

Scranton opened the second half on a 3-0 run to lead 11-6 before Klair and Kaitlin Homberg scored back-to-back goals to make it a three-goal game (11-8) with 24:28 remaining.

Rabiecki's unassisted goal at the 15:26 mark made it 13-9 but the Royals countered with a six unanswered goals to take a 19-9 lead and effectively put the game out of reach.