Warner, Meiklejohn Lead Mustangs Over Lycoming on Senior Day, 19-5
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Stevenson women's lacrosse seniors Leah Warner and Marissa Meiklejohn each totaled eight points as the Mustangs won their fifth-straight at home, securing the second-seed in next week's conference tournament with a 19-5 victory over Lycoming Saturday at Mustang Stadium on Senior Day.
Stevenson (11-5, 6-1 MAC), ranked fifth in the NCAA Metro Region, has won 10 of its last 11 and will host third-seeded Lebanon Valley in the semifinals of the Commonwealth Conference Women's Lacrosse Championship next Wednesday, April 30.
Meiklejohn scored a career-high seven goals while Warner added three goals and five assists. Meiklejohn leads the team with 48 goals this season and now has school-record 169 for her career. Warner is right behind with 45 this season and 164 for her career as the two are ranked first and second, respectively.
The duo also hold the top two single-season goal totals in school history as Warner scored 54 goals a year ago while Meiklejohn added 51.
With five assists, Warner became the first player in school history to surpass 100 and now stands at 102. With 32 this season, she is now just two shy of tying her own school record of 32 set in 2013.
Meiklejohn and Warner scored or assisted on 13 of the team's 19 goals against the Warriors (5-11, 1-6 MAC), including the first 10 as the Mustangs built an 11-3 lead at the half. In the first half, Stevenson outshot Lycoming 24-5, won 12 out of 15 draw controls and held the Warriors to just 5-of-12 on clears.
After Maureen Heagy scored on a free-position at 27:42 to give Lycoming the early 1-0 lead, the Mustangs scored the next seven consecutive in a span of 5:08, including three from Meiklejohn and two from Warner. Stevenson scored its first three goals just 35 seconds apart, including its first two eight seconds apart and its second and third with only seven seconds in between.
Junior Kathryn Merrick scored two of her four goals during the run as she finished the game with four goals, one assist and seven draw controls.
Senior Mandy Marston picked up an assist on the first goal of the second and now has 99 points for her career with 77 goals and 22 assists. Meanwhile, junior Meg Gill totaled one caused turnover, raising her career total to 83, one shy of the school record held by Lauren Zegowitz '10.
Sophomore Tori Wagner finished with two goals and one assist while junior Amanda LeGar had eight draw controls. Junior Leanne Bittner got the start in goal and earned her 11th win of the season before giving way to sophomore Maggie Lawder who played the entire second half and made four saves.
Amber Graybill had two goals and one assist for Lycoming while Nicole Gerling had 13 saves.
Stevenson won the previous meeting with Lebanon Valley this season back on April 12 at Mustang Stadium, 13-6. Warner, Meiklejohn and LeGar combined for 10 goals and 13 points while Bittner made seven saves.