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Lycoming lacrosse outlasts Etown 11-8, extend streak to eight

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. — Dan Conkright sparked a six goal run for the Lycoming College men’s lacrosse team as it defeated Middle Atlantic Conference foe Elizabethtown 11-8 on Tuesday, April 14. Conkright stripped a Blue Jay midfielder on a clear and transition the ball back to the offensive end.The win improves Lycoming to 9-4 overall and 7-1 in the MAC, giving the 2009 team the longest win streak in the team’s history. Elizabethtown slips to 8-3 and 4-3 in the league.

It took some time for either team to get its offense rolling, but Lycoming was first on the board behind a goal by Ricky DeNenno at 8:44. The Jays found the net twice in a row before Ethan Payne struck two of his three goals back to back, giving Lycoming a 3-2 lead. Payne’s second goal was assisted by Steve Henz, Etown knotted the score at three all before DeNenno ended the first quarter with a goal at 2:44.

The second period started out with a tying goal at 14:38. Halfway through the period, Conkright snatched the momentum for the Warriors on his caused turnover. After passing it back to the offensive end, Nate Walter put his first goal of the day, assisted by Conway. DeNenno tallied the next two goals of the game at 7:01 and 5:51 to give the Lycoming squad a 7-4 lead. Both DeNenno goals were assisted, the first going to Ed Williams and the second helper from Payne. Walter and DeNenno wrapped up first half scoring for Lycoming at 1:38 on the Walter goal and DeNenno scored with just 41 ticks left on the clock. Payne had his second assist of the game on the Walter tally.

Both squads grinded through the third stanza before the Jays found the only goal of the quarter with 2:41 left, closing the gap to 10-5 Lycoming. Etown continued to close the gap to 10-8 before Ethan Payne scored his third and final goal of the game with 5:17 left in the game to seal the Lycoming victory 11-8.

In the cage, Kyle Gilfoy had a brilliant day, making big time saves in big time situations. He finished the day with 11 and held the Warrior transition game go 16-18. Lycoming tallied two man up goals. At the faceoff square, Mike Doherty went 14-18 and picked up eight groundballs.

Lycoming is back on the field on Saturday, April 18 when it hosts longtime rival Widener University on Senior Day. Faceoff is set for 1 p.m.

Lacrosse Game Summary (Final)
2009 Lycoming Lacrosse
Lycoming College vs Elizabethtown Coll. (Apr 14, 2009 at
Elizabethtown, PA) Lycoming College (9-4, 7-1 MAC) vs. Elizabethtown Coll. (8-3, 4-3 MAC)
Date: Apr 14, 2009 Location: Elizabethtown, PA Stadium: Wolf Field

Attendance:125 Start time:4:00 pm End time:5:45 pm Total time:1:45
Lycoming College…. 4 6 0 1 – 11
Elizabethtown Coll.. 3 1 1 3 – 8

Lycoming College SCORING: GOALS: Rick DeNenno 5; Ethan Payne 3; Nathan
Walter 2; Shea Conway 1.
ASSISTS: Ethan Payne 2; Edward Williams 2; Shea Conway 1; Steven Henz
1; Nathan Walter 1.

Elizabethtown Coll. SCORING: GOALS: Aaron Weber 4; Ryan McCafferty 2;
Greg Kenneally 1; Ben Landis 1.
ASSISTS: Aaron Weber 2; Josh Dougherty 1; Keith Staulters 1.

Lycoming College GROUND BALLS: Michael Doherty 8; Chris Berube 4;
Daniel Conkright 3; Kevin Devenney 3; JP Earp 3; Jarrett Hesse 3;
Nathan Walter 3; Rick DeNenno 2; Edward Williams 2; Shea Conway 1;
Kyle Gilfoy 1; David Labagh 1; Kevin Pfister 1; Bradley Schaeffer 1.

Elizabethtown Coll. GROUND BALLS: Josh Dougherty 5; Brent Campbell 3;
Greg Kenneally 3; Mike Kenneally 3; Ryan McCafferty 3; Brian Wenger 3;
Chris Day 2; Aaron Weber 2; Shawn Corcoran 1; Jon Day 1; Derek Karsten
1; Hunter Malick 1; Phil Robinson 1; Shakir Saunders 1.

Lycoming College TURNOVERS CAUSED: JB Campanella 2; Daniel Conkright
2; JP Earp 2; Kevin Devenney 1; Edward Williams 1.
Elizabethtown Coll. TURNOVERS CAUSED: Josh DoughertSHOTS – Lycoming College 39; Elizabethtown Coll. 28.
SHOTS ON GOAL – Lycoming College 23; Elizabethtown Coll. 19.

PENALTIES – Lycoming College 7/5:00; Elizabethtown Coll. 5/5:00.
MAN-UP OPPORTUNITIES – Lycoming College 2-5; Elizabethtown Coll. 3-7.

TURNOVERS – Lycoming College 27; Elizabethtown Coll. 19.

FACEOFFS – Lycoming College 15-20; Elizabethtown Coll. 5-20.

CLEARS – Lycoming College 16-18; Elizabethtown Coll. 13-20.

GOALIES – LYCOM: Kyle Gilfoy (60:00 minutes, 19 shots-11 saves, 8 GA);
ETOWN: Brendan Corcoran (31:56, 8-5, 3) , Hunter Malick (28:04, 15-7,

Lycoming Men’s lacrosse overpowers Misericordia 16-5

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — With Mike Doherty going 12-of-13 on faceoffs, the Lycoming College men’s lacrosse team overpowered Misericordia University 16-5 on Thursday, April 9 in Middle Atlantic Conference match up.

Lycoming extended its winning streak to seven, improving to 8-4 overall and 6-1 in the MAC while Misericordia falls to 3-8 and 1-5.

For the Warriors, Ed Williams sparked the offense early, scoring on an assist from Brad Schaeffer just 3:07 into the match. The Cougars knotted the score with 6:47 left in the first before Lycoming went on a 10 goal run between the end of the first quarter and the start of the third. Schaeffer and Shea Conway scored twice apiece while Rick DeNenno, Dan Conkright, Steve Henz, Chris Berube, and Brian Duey all found the back of the net.

Lycoming owned the third period, scoring five goals to Misericordia’s two. Henz scored again while Ethan Payne scored his first career hat trick, broken up by one Misciercordia goal. The cougars found net twice in the fourth as Henz scored the final goal of the Warriors’ day to seal the victory 16-5.

Individually, Doherty own the faceoffs. On his twelve wins, he picked up a game-high 10 groundballs. The Warriors split the 60 minutes in the net with three goalies. Kyle Gilfoy played the first half, making two saves, Al Antinarelli played the full third quarter, recording four saves and Josh Danmyer rounded out the effort in the fourth with three saves. When the ball hit the turf, a Warrior was there to pick up, helping Lycoming
out groundball the Cougars 49-17.

Lycoming is idle until Tuesday, April 14 when Brian Anken and the Warriors travel to a huge conference match-up against Elizabethtown.

Game time is slated for 4 p.m.

Lycoming Lady laxers fall in conference to Messiah 13-8

GRANTHAM, Pa. — Despite Megan McIntyres three goals and two assists, the Lycoming College Lady Warrior lacrosse team was unable to overcome Messiah College in a close 13-8 Middle Atlantic Conference battle on Thursday, April 9.The loss drops Lycoming to 6-6 overall and 4-2 in the MAC while Messiah improves to 7-3 on the year and a perfect 6-0 in the league.

McIntyre paced the Lady Warriors with her five points while Justine Titko tallied one goal and two assists. Christi Karr and Grace Gargiulo each put in one goal and two assists. In the cage for Lycoming Brittany Bryan made nine saves to keep the Warriors in the game.

Lycoming will be back in action on Wednesday, April 15 when they host a big conference game against the Blue Jays of Elizabethtown College. The first draw is set to go at 4 p.m. at the Robert L. Shangraw Athletic Complex.

Lycoming sweeps Keystone, Starr hurls a no-no

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Shauna Starr tossed a no hitter in game two of a Lycoming College sweep over Keystone College on Wednesday, April 8. Starr allowed just one batter on base on balls as the Lady Warriors took down game 8-6 and the second set 11-0.The pair of wins improves Lycoming to 9-16 overall and drops the Giants of Keystone to 5-12.

Game one was a tight affair, but Lycoming pulled out the 8-6 victory. Just the second batter in the bottom of the first, Lauren Carey hit her first collegiate homerun, narrowing the early Giant lead 2-1. Keystone kept Lycoming quiet while scoring four runs in the second, until the bottom of the third when the Warriors plated four runs. Manda Peck drilled a lead-off single, while Carey also reached on another single. Starr stepped up to the plate and tattooed a three run shot over the outfield fence. Courtney Black reached on a single and scored as Kelly Prendergast reached third on a double and advanced on the throw, putting Lycoming up 5-4.

The Giants tied things up in the top of the fourth 5-5, putting home one run. The Lycoming bats again came alive in the bottom of the frame, with Peck and Starr scoring their second runs of the game, and Carey getting her third, finishing the scoring for Lycoming. The Giants were able to score just one more run, on a homerun by Kelly Iovieno. Jessica Nabholz took the win, putting away three batters and forcing six fly-outs and 11 groundouts.

In the second game, Lycoming put things out of reach early, batting all nine Warriors through the first inning at least once each, giving huge run support to Starr for her no-hitter performance. The Warriors scored 11 runs on just five hits, putting 12 players on the bags with 12 walks, including three walks for Jessica Williams, who also tallied three RBIs. Carey, Starr, and Nabholz all scored once, while Rebecca Spencer and Courtney Black both scored three runs. Prendergast reached home twice in the night cap.

The Lady Warriors will be idle until Wednesday, April 15 when they host their second straight game against head coach Dan Lazorka’s former team, Misericordia University. The first pitch is set for 3 p.m.

Williams named MAC Player of the Week

ANNVILLE, Pa. — In a release from the Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Conference, Lycoming College’s Ed Williams was named as the lacrosse player of the week following a 2-0 week in which the Warriors defeated 2008 conference runner up Messiah College 19-9. Lycoming also defeated DeSales University 9-6.

Williams had a standout week, putting up eight points against Messiah, scoring three goals and a season-high five assists. In the game versus DeSales, Williams put in one goal and handed out one assist to wrap up a 10 point week.

Williams and the Lycoming Warriors will be back in action on Thursday, April 9 when they face off against conference new-comer Misericordia University. The game is slated to start at 4 p.m. at the Robert L. Shangraw Complex.