No. 17 Mustangs Finish Unbeaten in Conference With 17-6 Win at Lycoming
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Stevenson women's lacrosse junior Leah Warner (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) scored six goals en route to breaking the school record for goals in a season as the No. 17 Mustangs went undefeated in their first season in the Commonwealth Conference, defeating Lycoming 17-6 Saturday at Shangraw Complex.
With their 15th-straight victory, the Mustangs (15-1, 8-0 MAC) have scored at least 10 goals in 12 of those games, including the last eight.
Warner scored the games' first goal just 1:57 into the game as she finished with a game-high nine points on six goals and three assists. She has totaled 43 points on 24 goals and 19 assists in the past six games.
For the season, Warner holds the record for most points in a season with 69, most goals in a season with 49 and most assists in a season with 30.
With the score tied 2-2, Stevenson went on a 7-1 run to close to half, receiving three goals from junior Marissa Meiklejohn (Severn, Md./Old Mill) who finished the game with four goals. She also finished with four caused turnovers and four ground balls.
The Mustangs opened the second half on a 6-0 run to push the score to 15-3 with 16:47 remaining. Warner scored three goals and dished out two assists during that run while junior Mandy Marston (Baltimore, Md./Institute of Notre Dame) added two goals and one assist.
The Warriors (4-12, 1-7 MAC) went on a 3-2 run over the final 15:16 as sophomore Kathryn Merrick (Forest Hill, Md./Bel Air) scored both Mustang goals.
Marston and Merrick both finished with four points on three goals and two assists.
Senior Olivia Baker (Perry Hall, Md./Catholic) scored her third goal in as many games from her defensive position.
Defensively, the Mustangs were led by sophomore Meg Gill (White Hall, Md./North Harford) and sophomore Amanda LeGar (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) who each had four caused turnovers and two ground balls. Sophomore Leanne Bittner (Baltimore, Md./Loch Raven) finished with nine saves.
Stevenson hosts a Commonwealth Conference semifinal game on Thursday, May 2 against the winner between Lebanon Valley and Widener. Game time is 4:00 p.m.