Women’s lacrosse tops Wheeling Jesuit, honors seniors

Category:  Sports
Thursday, April 14th, 2016 at 11:54 AM
Women’s lacrosse tops Wheeling Jesuit, honors seniors by Mike Lantinen
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Taking a quick break from the PSAC scheduling, the Edinboro women’s lacrosse traveled to West Virginia to challenge Wheeling Jesuit, a private, coeducational Roman Catholic university located in Wheeling West Virginia. The Scots came to town, halting Wheeling Jesuit’s three game winning streak and giving them a 7-5 record for the season.

Giving Edinboro an advantage, winning 6 total face-off, Cydney Hrycko gave contributions wherever she could. Recording three goals and two assists for a total of five points, Hrycko played both ends snagging six ground ball. As a midfielder, a player is present in a lot of different situations on the defensive end as well as on the offensive end, contributing to both can have a big impact on a game. It only seemed right that Hrycko would score the first and last goals of the game, wrapping up her performance with points on the scoreboard.

Fellow junior Alexa Healy came through with a big game for the Scots, scoring two goals and adding to Edinboro’s eleven total. For her second and third goals of the season, Healy had one in the first and one in the second. Emily Peters had two goal too, joining Healy early on overcoming an early two goal deficit to begin the game.

After continued attempts by Wheeling Jesuit to even the game, Edinboro refused, keeping the lead garnered in the first half protected throughout the entire game. Wheeling Jesuit would pull to within one goal twice, only to watch Edinboro rally and pull ahead time after time.

Five days later, The Scots would have senior day at Sox Harrison Field for Head coach Caitlin Formato’s first year at the helm. Those recognized include, Molly Champion, Cydney Hrycko,Rebecca Martin, Hannah Mong, Britney Myers, Anna Purdy, and Mackenzie Waterson. For the game, all seven would start, including Waterson in net.

A tumultuous first half for the Scots resulted a two runs for the Millersville Marauders, one for four goals and one for three. The Marauders would end the first half up 8-2 against the Fighting Scots, carrying over the momentum from the first half, the Marauders would have another offensive run when they scored four more early in the second half.

The Scots would fall to the Millersville Lacrosse team, but not without continuing their record breaking year. Martin extends her school-record total for points in a career with 201 on 72 goals and 129 assists. In a inter-squad battle for team leader in points, Purdy (49) surpassed Martin (48) after her five goals against Millersville on senior day.

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