Comeback Falls Short for Women’s Lacrosse

Brooke Klair gave Susquehanna an early 2-1 lead against Misericordia
Brooke Klair gave Susquehanna an early 2-1 lead against Misericordia

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 teams traded goals for the remainder of the half as Brooke Klair and Stephanie Dowling each scored for the River Hawks and the teams entered the halftime intermission tied at 3-3.

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.