GRANTHAM — Messiah College posted a season-high goal total in a 13-6 win over Lycoming College Wednesday in a Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth Division men’s lacrosse game at Grantham.

The Falcons jumped out to a 6-0 lead and held a 7-2 lead heading into halftime. They dominated the fourth quarter by outscoring the Warriors 3-1 to collect the victory and improve to 7-3 overall and 2-1 in the Commonwealth.

Messiah scored six unanswered goals from five different Falcons to start the game. Matthew Franken, Justin Bradley, Ryan Van Bochoven (two), Jordan Smith and Tyler Goglio scored the goals.

Falcon Blake Knobloch gave the Falcons a 7-2 lead heading into halftime. Messiah built a 10-5 lead after three quarters and put the game away with consecutive goals from Blake Knobloch, Van Bochoven and Knobloch again.

Statistically, the Falcons outshot the Warriors (40-20), committed fewer turnovers (14-22), gathered more ground balls (39-24), and dominated the face-offs (13-7).

Messiah travels to Lebanon Valley Saturday.

Courtesy Messiah College

Women’s lacrosse

Dickinson 19,Susquehanna 6

Dickinson posted a 19-6 win over visiting Susquehanna University Wednesday afternoon.

Senior Carly O’Brien tallied five goals and two assists while sophomore Maddy Siebold added five goals as well, handing out an assist to lead the Red Devil offensive attack.

Senior JoJo Auerbach and Tara Cuddihy turned in strong performances in the nets, each making five saves on the day. The Red Devil defense was solid as well, holding the Crusaders scoreless for the final 39 minutes of the contest.

Caroline Clancy finished with two goals, two assists and three ground balls. Moira Mahoney controlled three draws and picked up a pair of ground balls. Sophomore Molli Haimerl added a pair of draw controls as well. Carolyn Figiola made six saves in goal while Alyssa Rothman came on to make three.

The Red Devils (5-5) return to Centennial Conference action Saturday at Washington College at 1 p.m.

Courtesy Dickinson College

East Stroudsburg 14, Shippensburg 13

East Stroudsburg held Shippensburg scoreless down the stretch Wednesday in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) women’s lacrosse game en route to a 14-13 win at ESU’s Whitenight Field.

Shippensburg (3-9, 1-6 PSAC) took a 13-10 lead with 22:30 to play, but East Stroudsburg (6-4, 2-4) held the Raiders scoreless for the remainder of the game. ESU scored the go-ahead goal with 3:02 to play and maintained the majority of the ensuing possession through the final whistle.

Senior Sheila Johnson scored four goals and added an assist for the Raiders. Fellow senior Courtney Kennedy scored three times and added an assist.

Sophomore Annemarie Cericola had four of SU’s seven caused turnovers and also led the team with four ground balls. Fellow sophomore Ali Harclerode (Carlisle) had a goal and three ground balls. Freshman Sarah McLeod scored a goal, had two assists, recorded three ground balls and led the Raiders on the day with five of the team’s 11 draw controls.

Junior Ally Frymoyer made 12 saves in the loss, marking her fifth double-digit save total of the season and her eighth straight game with eight or more saves.

Shippensburg returns to action at 4 p.m. Tuesday against West Chester at Robb Sports Complex.

Courtesy Shippensburg University


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