April 11, 2014
Reid hits century mark in SU winSusquehanna's women's lacrosse team defeated Widener 15-7 on Saturday, expanding their winning streak to five straight games.
The Crusaders (6-3) took turns scoring throughout the game. Four players, including senior midfielders Michelle McGinniss and Emma Ehler, along with junior midfielder Brynn Reid and junior attacker Meredith Crane, all recorded hat tricks in the victory over Widener (2-9).
Emma Ehler led the Crusaders with four goals.
Reid also topped off the afternoon with the 100th goal of her collegiate career and said she was excited to reach the career milestone.
She said: "I tried not to think about getting the 100th going into the game because I knew it would make me nervous, but it was difficult not to. I took a lot of shots after the first two goals that didn't go in, but then with one minute left in the game I finally scored the 100th."
Just six minutes into the first half, the Crusaders scored four consecutive goals to take the lead before Widener responded with two goals of their own.
Freshman midfielder Kelcie Ehler started the scoring for the Crusaders and Reid followed 37 seconds later with her first goal of the game to give the Crusaders a 2-0 lead.
Crane scored twice within the next several minutes of play, followed by a free position shot by McGinniss that found the back of the net to push the lead to 7-2.
Susquehanna's lead was cut down to only two points, 7-5, when three separate Widener players found the back of the net with four minutes remaining before halftime.
With one minute to go, the Crusaders made two out of their four shots on net to lead 9-5 at the end of the half.
The Crusaders' offense took over the second half of the game out-scoring Widener 6-2 on 21 shots.
Widener opened the half with a goal at the 29:40 mark.
However, Susquehanna quickly answered with a 5-0 run, in which Emma Ehler scored three consecutive goals for a hat trick.
The Crusaders' defense limited Widener to eight shots on goal in the following 18 minutes of play and allowed only one to rattle past Susquehanna's goaltender.
Sophomore Alyssa Rothman recorded six saves while facing 25 shots on goal. Senior Katelyn Brower and sophomore Carolyn Figliola took over the final seven minutes, both turning aside two shots.
With number 100 in mind and one minute remaining in the game, Reid launched a shot into the back of the net to cap Susquehanna's win over Widener, 15-7.
Reid said: "I think we played really well against Widener. Going into the next games, our team is really focused. We're trying to take it one game at a time in order to achieve our ultimate goal of winning conference championships again."
The Crusaders kept the Widener defense busy, blasting 44 shots.
The Crusaders will host conference foe Catholic on April 12.
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