BY SYDNEY MUSSER, ASST. SPORTS EDITOR
The women’s lacrosse team waved a 19-6 win over visiting team Lycoming on Wednesday, featuring junior Emma Ehler’s 100th career goal as a Crusader.
The win has also helped Susquehanna’s current 8-0 record this season, highlighting the women’s movement upwards in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Association poll.
“Our game went very well,” senior defender Alyssa Von Schaumburg said. “We came out strong and got an early lead which allowed us to get a running clock and finish the game with a big win. I think it is great that Emma Ehler has now become the second person on our team this season to score her 100th career goal. It’s a great accomplishment.”
While Ehler’s performance was exemplary, she was still only one of five Crusaders to play a multi-goal game. Sophomore attack Meredith Crane threw two goals and an assist into the mix, while captain Michelle McGinniss tacked on a hat trick.
“I think that our attack did a great job of spreading out and using the clock to our advantage,” sophomore midfield Brynn Reid said. “Moving up in the rankings is so exciting. All of us are very excited about our season thus far and we hope to continue our success throughout the rest of the season.”
“I think that I can speak for everyone saying that we are all really excited to be ranked higher than our Landmark Conference foe Catholic University for the first time. We hope to keep the momentum going so that we can accomplish all of the goals we have set for ourselves this season,” Von Schaumburg added.
“Moving up in the polls each week has gotten us really excited and let us know that other people are recognizing the hard work that we are doing,” she said.
Susquehanna held lead over the Warriors from the get-go, leaving Lycoming with a mere four shots in the first half. Ehler led her first strike in the first half, giving the Crusaders a 6-0 boost, which exploded into a 14-0 lead as other players followed her example and scored.
The Warriors tried feebly to retaliate with four goals in the second half, but Susquehanna quickly shut it down to wrap up a 19-6 victory.