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September 14, 2007
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Around the Horn

Meabon earns Landmark honor

For a second straight week, a Susquehanna athlete is among those honored by the Landmark Conference as Player of the Week.

Senior goalkeeper Lyndsay Meabon was named Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week. Meabon played two solid contests to help the Crusaders to a 1-1 week. She stopped 22 shots as the team notched a 1-0 victory over Stevens Tech for its first victory of the year. Earlier in the week she turned away 18 shots in a loss to 11th-ranked Montclair State.

Meabon totaled 40 saves and allowed three goals in the two contests. She ranks first in the conference in saves with 55. She is tied for first with three other players with one shutout apiece and is third in goals against average at 1.67.

Cross country teams place third

In cross country action Saturday, both the men's and women's teams finished third at the Lebanon Valley Invitational.

For the women, freshman Alycia Woodruff continued the strong start to her collegiate career with a sixth-place finish at the meet, leading her team to third place out of nine teams.

Woodruff was first across the line for Susquehanna in 21:02.56. Fellow freshman Karissa Leary had a strong race, finishing 10th overall in 21:27.83. Junior Laura Gausmann was the third Crusader in the top 20, finishing 17th in 21:54.36.

Rounding out the top five for the Crusaders were senior Erica Zornig in 22nd at 22:43.46 and sophomore Caitlin Pflaum in 30th at 23:24.71. Freshman Sarah Spearing and senior Sara Jagielski were in the final two scoring positions at 32nd and 41st, respectively.

On the men's side, sophomore Paul Thistle turned in another strong performance to take second place and lead the men to a third-place finish out of 10 teams.

Thistle took his second top-three finish of the year with a time of 27:27.05.

Rounding the top five for the Crusaders were freshman Luke Trama, in 22nd at 29:52.99, and senior co-captain Joe Ramsey right behind in 23rd at 29:56.23.

The team finished with 64 points, just one point behind second-place Messiah, and 13 points behind first-place Rutgers-Camden and well ahead of fourth-place Lebanon Valley, which earned 98 points.

This week at Susquehanna

Field Hockey: Tues. vs. York, 4:30 p.m.

Football: Sat. vs. Lycoming, 1:30 p.m.

Men's soccer: Sat. vs. King's at 1 p.m.; Tues. vs. Misericordia, 7 p.m. Women's soccer: Tues. vs. Dickinson, 7 p.m.

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