Seniors Combine for Nine Points in 5-1 Win Over Lycoming on Senior Day

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Five different players recorded a goal, including three seniors, as the Stevenson women's soccer team posted a 5-1 MAC Commonwealth victory over Lycoming on Senior Day Saturday afternoon at Mustang Stadium.

With the win, the Mustangs (11-5, 4-2 MAC Commonwealth) move into a tie for fourth place with Lebanon Valley as both teams have 12 points. Stevenson can clinch a playoff berth with a win in one of the two remaining games.

It took just 3:46 for the hosts to find the back of the net as senior Emily Lord sent a pass across the 18-yard box to classmate Haley Christie. Christie touched the ball to her sister, sophomore Brianna Christie, who hit it low past the goalkeeper.

Just 2:14 later, it was the elder Christie who found the back of the net as Helen Ross misplayed a cross by freshman Shannon McNulty before Christie tapped it into the open net. Christie, who netted her first career goal earlier this season, records her first career multi-point game.

The Warriors (3-12-1, 0-7 MAC Commonwealth) recorded their first two shots in the 16th minute and 19th minute but both shots were from outside of the box and not on frame.

In the 28th minute, the Mustangs were awarded a free kick from about 30 yards out and sophomore Alayna Roesener found the head of senior Kellen Wittman but Wittman headed it high over the crossbar.

The seniors continues to fill the box score as senior Kellen Wittman controlled the ball at the top of the box and played it back to classmate Julia Webb who ripped a shot to the far post for her second career goal and to give Stevenson a 3-0 lead in the 39th minute.

The Warriors had their best opportunity thus far as Jordan Lazarich had a free kick from the top of the box in the 56th minute but sailed it high over the crossbard.

Wittman found the back of the net herself as she buried a cross from freshman Melanie Parncutt in the 74th minute for her third goal of the season. Wittman, who recorded three points tonight, moves into eighth place with 57 career points. She is also in eighth place with 23 goals.

The Mustangs added another goal just 1:47 later as a corner kick by Webb was headed down by Roesener and to the feet of junior Sam Hooker who scored her second goal this season. For Webb, it is her first multi-point game.

Lycoming avoided the shutout with an 89th minute goal as Lazarich gathered a poor clear by the Stevenson defense and shot it from the top of the box off the crossbar and in for her team leading eighth goal of the season.

In net, senior Tiffany McKee finished with four saves to push her season total to 93 before giving way to freshman Keegan Caffrey.

Stevenson outshot the Warriors, 22-9 and held an 8-1 advantage in corner kicks.

In pregame ceremonies, the Mustangs honored their 10 seniors: Christie, Lord, McKee, Webb, Wittman, Morgan Cary, Brittney Celano, Shannon Ogrysko, Lauren Spivey and Kailee Ziegler.

Stevenson concludes the regular season with back-to-back road games beginning on Tuesday, October 24 when the Mustangs travel to Alvernia for a MAC Commonwealth contest beginning at 7:00 p.m.