Kathrina DeMaio and Makayla Fee each scored second half goals for the Susquehanna University Women's Lacrosse team that cut a Misericordia lead to two goals but each time the Cougars answered with goals to stop the comeback attempt and held on for a 9-6 victory Saturday afternoon on Mangelsdorf Field in Dallas, Pa.
DeMaio scored less than five minutes into the game to give Susquehanna (1-1) an early lead. Misericordia (1-1) answered six minutes later to knot the score at 1-1.
The Cougars rallied to score four of the first five goals in the first five minutes of the second half to take a 7-4 lead.
DeMaio stopped the run with her second goal of the game at the 13:42 mark on a free position attempt. DeMaio took two quick steps in off the whistle and then stopped and turned around to evade a defender before firing a shot past the Cougar goalie.
Misericorida regained the three-goal lead with 7:52 left to play but Fee scored from the left side of the offensive formation with 1:28 left to give the River Hawks some hope of a late comeback.
The Cougars won the ensuing draw and were able to hold off Susquehanna adding a late goal for the final score.
DeMaio had two points with her two goals while Dowling finished with a goal and an assist and Ashley Rose Lynn also had a pair of points with two assists. Shannon Kinney had seven ground balls and Brooke Burnett added five ground balls and two draw controls for the River Hawks.