Warner Ties Points, Goals Record as Mustangs Down Alvernia, 17-7

Warner Ties Points, Goals Record as Mustangs Down Alvernia, 17-7

READING, Pa. - With nine points on four goals and five assists, Stevenson women's lacrosse senior Leah Warner tied the school record for points and goals in a career as the Mustangs picked up their 10th consecutive Commonwealth Conference win with a 17-7 victory over Alvernia Saturday afternoon at Schlager Memorial Field.

The Mustangs (7-4, 2-0 MAC), who won their sixth-straight, have defeated Commonwealth Conference opponents by an average of 10.3 goals outscoring them 170-67 in two seasons in the league.

The Crusaders (7-5, 2-2 MAC) got on the board first with a goal by Candice Knight before Stevenson scored four consecutive goals, including a hat trick by junior Kathryn Merrick.

Stevenson would score four of the next six goals as Warner tallied three before Knight added two tallies in a 15-second span to complete her hat trick. Warner would add one more tally with 34 seconds before halftime as the Mustangs led 9-5 at the break.

Alvernia tallied the first goal of the second half before the Mustangs scored eight of the final nine goals.

Merrick tied her career-high with six goals while Warner finished three assists shy of tying the school record. Knight led the Crusaders with three goals.

Senior Marissa Meiklejohn, who finished with one goal and one assist is just four points shy of her 200th career point while Merrick is two shy of her 100th career point.

Junior Leanne Bittner finished with eight saves while her counterpart Colleen Reilly totaled 11.

Stevenson returns to action on Wednesday, April 9 when it hosts a Commonwealth Conference contest versus Hood beginning at 4:00 p.m.