Fast Start Helps Crusaders Top Frostburg State
SELINSGROVE, Pa. - Three goals in the first two minutes of play
gave the Susquehanna University women's lacrosse team a lead it
would never relinquish, leading to a 17-10 win over Frostburg State
University Wednesday. The Crusaders move to 2-5 on the season and
the Bobcats to 4-5.
Heather Linton (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) scored the first of her five goals on the night just 36 seconds into the game on an assist from Rachel Devilbiss (Taneytown, Md./Francis Scott Key). Mary Minuni (Gilbertsville, Pa./Boyertown) struck home 26 seconds later and Devilbiss just 47 seconds after that for a quick 3-0 lead.
Frostburg kept things close with two goals before Sarah Wright (Princeton, NJ/Princeton) took a Kelly Coffey (Northhampton, MA/Williston-Northhampton) pass for a goal and Erin McGarrigle (Malvern, Pa./Great Valley) scored on a free position shot to put the Crusader advantage back to three.
The Bobcats added another goal, but Susquehanna went on a four-goal run as Minuni, Katelyn Deese (Malvern, Pa./Great Valley), Meghan Cadigan (Mountain Lakes, NJ/Mountain Lakes), and Wright all scored unassisted goals in under four minutes. After Frostburg added two, Coffey scored unassisted to give the Crusaders a 10-5 lead at the half.
Minuni added her third goal of the night to open the second-half scoring. Frostburg scored to stay within five, but Linton went on a run of her own, scoring two unassisted goals in a one-minute span. The Bobcats scored; Linton answered -- a pattern that repeated five minutes later.
Coffey added two more goals, one assisted by Kayla MacMillan (Woodstock, CT/Hyde School), for the final Susquehanna goals of the night.
Cindy Wilson (West Chester, PA/Henderson) had four ground balls for the Crusaders, while Minuni, Linton, and Sara Frackowiak (Flemington, NJ/Hunterdon Central) each had three draw controls. Deese led the team with three caused turnovers.
Jess Weiss (Huntingdon Valley, Pa./William Tennent) made 10 saves for Susquehanna, playing all 60 minutes in net.
Susquehanna opens Landmark Conference play on Saturday, April 5 in a 1 p.m. game at Catholic.