Monday, September 5, 2016

Records shatter as Lazarich leads Warriors past Panthers

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Junior Jordan Lazarich (Deer Park, N.Y./Deer Park) tied a school-record with four goals and shattered one, the career goals mark, as she delivered a 4-0 win over Pitt-Bradford to the Lycoming College women’s soccer team on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 4, at the Shangraw Athletic Complex.

Predicted to finish second in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, Pitt-Bradford (0-1-1 overall) appeared to be the aggressor early, taking 13 shots in the first half, but thanks to solid positioning by junior goalkeeper Joelle Winey (Mifflintown, Pa./Juniata), she rarely had to leave her feet while making eight saves in the period, as Lycoming improved to 2-1 overall.

On the other side of the field, though, Lazarich terrorized the Pitt-Bradford keeper while taking all five of Lycoming’s shots in the half. She got the scoring started in the 15th minute, as senior Nour Hasan(Wilkes-Barre, Pa./Couglin) chipped a perfect pass that bounced at Lazarich’s feet ahead of the last defender. Lazarich found the right corner.

In the 27th minute, she got a give from junior Yasemin Yazici (Gambrills, Md./Arundel) out in front of the pack and she found the right corner again off the breakaway. Just eight minutes late, she became the first Warrior in program history to post hat tricks in back-to-back games, getting a through ball from junior Hannah Rinaldo (Minersville, Pa./Minersville) that created another breakaway that she deposited. The goal, the 35th of her career, also helped her surpass Bekah Shipe ’09 for the school’s career goals record.

In the second half, Rinaldo delivered one more through ball that led to another breakaway, as Lazarich fired a shot to the right side, with it hitting off the post and bounding back into the net, helping her tie her own school record of four goals in a game. It was just the fourth four-goal game in program history (Jordan Lazarich, 2014; Kaitlin Horn and Kati Shaner, 2010).

Winey finished the shutout in the second half with two more saves to give her 10 in the game. The Lycoming defense clamped down in the second half, allowing Pitt-Bradford just two shots. Pitt-Bradford’s Sarah Dailey stopped four of Lycoming’s 10 shots in the game.

With eight goals through three games this year, Lazarich is already tied for 13th in the program’s single-season history, while her 79 career points (36 goals, seven assists) are just six shy of Shipe’s school record of 85.

The Warriors get back on the field on Thursday, Sept. 8, when they head to Dickinson College for a 6 p.m. game.

                          Soccer Game Summary (Final)
                        Lycoming College Warrior Soccer
         Pitt-Bradford vs Lycoming (Sep 04, 2016 at Williamsport, Pa.)

Pitt-Bradford (0-1-1) vs. Lycoming (2-1)
Date: Sep 04, 2016  Attendance: 147
Weather: 80, sunny, Wind NE@3 mph

Goals by period       1  2  Tot
Pitt-Bradford.......  0  0 -  0
Lycoming............  3  1 -  4

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