Women’s Lacrosse Falls to Nationally-Ranked Catholic

Ashley Rose Lynn scored three goals in the loss to Catholic.
Ashley Rose Lynn scored three goals in the loss to Catholic.

Ashley Rose Lynn scored three goals for the Susquehanna University Women's Lacrosse team Saturday afternoon against nationally-ranked Catholic University but the Cardinals scored 11 of the first 12 goals in the game and raced to a 22-10 Landmark Conference victory at Cardinal Stadium in Washington, D.C.

Catholic (7-3 Overall, 3-0 Landmark), ranked No. 11 in the latest IWLCA National Poll, scored the first goal of the game but Lynn answered with the equalizer less than 30 seconds later as Shannon Kinney won the draw control and led the Susquehanna (6-6, 1-2) quick attack.

For the next 10 minutes it was all Catholic as the Cardinals scored 10 times to take an 11-1 lead with 17:23 left in the half.

Lynn scored her second goal to stop the run at the 16:13 mark of the period.

The teams traded goals for the remainder of the half as Christine Hoerman, Liv Cohn and Caroline Rabiecki each scored for the River Hawks and Catholic took a 15-5 lead into the intermission.

In the second half, Rabiecki and Kinney scored to start the period to trim the lead but Catholic answered with four straight and five of the next six goals to build a 20-8 advantage. Brooke Klair scored the goal in the middle of the Cardinal run for the River Hawks.

Stephanie Dowling added a goal and Lynn completed the hat trick with the final goal of the game at the 9:52 mark of the second half.

Lynn had three points with her three goals and Rabiecki added a pair of points with two goals. Kinney picked up eight ground balls and caused four turnovers to lead the Susquehanna defense.

Emily Digaetano started in goal for the River Hawks and combined to Libby Dex who played the final 45 minutes for 10 saves.

Susquehanna will be at home next Saturday in a Landmark matchup with Goucher with a 1 p.m. start at Sassafras Field.