Ferruzzi keys first half that leads McDaniel to 12-11 win at Lycoming

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Chelsea Ferruzzi (Jenkintown, Pa./Jenkintown) recorded four of her game-high five goals in the first half to stake McDaniel to an 8-5 halftime advantage over Lycoming en route to a 12-11 non-conference women’s lacrosse victory on Tuesday.

            Lindsey McDonald (Germantown, Md./Damascus) added four points on a goal and three assists for the Green Terror (4-2), who also got two goals and an assist from Brittany Baer (Westminster, Md./Westminster).
            Crystal Cody led the Warriors (2-3) with three goals of her own.
            Trailing 2-0 after just 3 minutes, 39 seconds had elapsed, McDonald converted a free-position shot with 25:47 remaining in the first half to pull the hosts within one.
            A Ferruzzi natural hat trick over a 6-minute, 6-second span gave McDaniel a 4-2 advantage with 16:08 showing. Baer and McDonald each had an assist in the stretch.
            Nearly five minutes later, Bri Robertson halted the four-goal spurt before Ferruzzi and Kelly Scheler (Forest Park, Md./C. Milton Wright) went back-to-back to push the Green Terror lead to three with 5:53 to play in the opening stanza.
            Justine Titko pulled the hosts within 6-4 but Baer and Scheler stretched the lead to four before Grace Garguilo closed the deficit to 8-5 at the intermission.
            Trailing 10-6 with 18:26 to play in the contest, Robertson converted a Kelli Morsey feed and Amanda Baker finished a Robertson helper to slice the deficit in half just 2:38 later.
            Erinn Hopkins (Monrovia, Md./Urbana) finished a solo run at the 12:08 mark before Amanda Baker and Titko made it a one-goal game with fewer than six minutes to play.
            Ferruzzi capped her five-goal day 1:27 later before Cody completed her hat trick and set the final margin with 2:30 on the clock.
            Leanne Hollinger (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) made 12 saves in goal for the Green Terror, who improved to 3-1 in one-goal games only six games into the year.
            McDaniel opens the Centennial Conference schedule at home against Ursinus on Saturday. Game time is 12 p.m.
Score by Half                                1          2          -           F
McDaniel (4-2)                              8          4          -           12
Lycoming (2-3)                              5          6          -           11
McDaniel: Chelsea Ferruzzi 5, Brittany Baer 2, Kelly Scheler 2, Lindsey McDonald, Stephanie Sudbrook, Erinn Hopkins.
Lycoming: Crystal Cody 3, Bri Robertson 2, Justine Titko 2, Amanda Baker 2, Kelli Morsey, Grace Garuilo.
McDaniel: McDonald 3, Baer, Jennifer Stone.
Lycoming: Morrison, Robertson, Sammi Jo Bell.
Shots: M 28, L 29. Ground Balls: M 7, L 12. Goalies: M (Leanne Hollinger 60:00 – 12 saves, 11 GA), L (Brittany Bryan 60:00 – 9 saves, 12 GA). Caused Turnovers: M 4, L 9. Turnovers: M 20, L 17. Draw Controls: M 13, L 12. Free Position: M 3 of 5, L 4 of 9.