Women’s Lacrosse Earns First Landmark Win at Moravian

Ashley Rose Lynn scored four times to help Susquehanna down Moravian.
Ashley Rose Lynn scored four times to help Susquehanna down Moravian.

Ashley Rose Lynn scored four goals, including three in the first half leading the Susquehanna University Women's Lacrosse team to a 15-10 victory over Moravian College Saturday afternoon in a Landmark Conference matchup at John Makuvek Field in Bethlehem.

Moravian (5-3 Overall, 0-1 Landmark) took an early lead with the first goal of the game just 43 seconds into the contest. Susquehanna (6-4, 1-1) answered with three of the next four goals including two by Brooke Klair and single goals by Lynn and Caroline Rabiecki on free position shots to give the River Hawks a 4-2 lead.

The Greyhounds scored to trim the lead to 4-3 but Kathrina DeMaio and Lynn combined to score the next three consecutive goals to increase the River Hawks lead to 7-3 with 8:28 left in the first half.

Moravian turned the momentum late in the half with three straight goals before DeMaio scored with less than a minute left to give Susquehanna an 8-6 lead at the halftime break.

In the second half each team scored a pair of goals with Lynn and Rabiecki scoring for the River Hawks before Susquehanna put together a four-goal run building a six-goal advantage. In the run, Klair, Shannon Kinney, Helena Woytovich and Rabiecki each scored with Klair scoring on a free position and also adding an assist on the Kinney goal.

Moravian scored the next two goals to cut the lead to 14-10 before Kinney iced the victory with her second goal of the game with under two minutes left in the contest.

Lynn led the River Hawks with five points on four goals and an assist while Klair added four points (three goals and an assist) and Rabiecki chipped in three points (three goals).

Defensively, Caroline Ray lead the River Hawks with four caused turnovers and six ground balls. Libby Dex (first half) and Emily Digaetano (second half) combined to make nine saves for the River Hawks.

The win was the 10th straight for the River Hawks over Moravian in the series that dates back to 2003 when the Greyhounds started their varsity program.

The River Hawks return home to face Lycoming College Wednesday and return to Landmark Conference play at Catholic next Saturday.