Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Soccer - Warriors look to retain Lumber for fourth straight year

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Looking to win the Battle for the Lumber for the fourth straight year, the Lycoming College women’s soccer team takes on crosstown rival Penn College in the annual trophy game when the two meet up at Penn College’s Athletic Field at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Lycoming leads the series, 5-1-1, as the trophy game dates back to 2010. It has won the last three games by a combined score, 7-3, with senior Jordan Lazarich (Deer Park, N.Y./Deer Park) responsible for five of those goals.

The Warriors took the trophy last season with a 2-1 win as Lazarich scored a goal in each half, including the game-winner in the second half, to take the win. Lazarich also had a hat trick her freshman year.

The Warriors are currently 1-3 overall, with their win a 3-0 triumph over Gwynedd Mercy. Lazarich has led the team, scoring four goals in the team’s last three games, including the team’s goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to Kean on Sunday in its last outing. She is looking to become just the fourth player in school history to score in four straight games, joining Meghenn Jackson (7, 2015), Donna Mongiello (4, 2001) and Kati Shaner (4, 2010).

The Wildcats are 0-1-1 and are coming off a 2-2 tie with Keystone on Sept. 7. Dominique Brown, Tiffany Brown and Christina Weber have all scored this season for the team.

The trophy game is named in honor of the history of the city of Williamsport as the Lumber Capitol of the World in the late 1800s. Perhaps appropriately, the trophies will travel a block away from Millionaire's Row en route to the Shangraw Athletic Complex. Millionaire's Row, located on Fourth Street in Williamsport, is the most visible remaining link to that period, as large 100-plus year-old mansions line the street, showing the unique prosperity that the city embraced during that period.

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