Monday, September 4, 2017

Women's soccer - Lazarich’s two goals lead Warriors past Griffins, 3-0

Allison Edwards celebrates with her teammates after scoring her first career goal against Gwynedd Mercy.
Photo courtesy of Lycoming Sports Information
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Senior Jordan Lazarich (Deer Park, N.Y./Deer Park) scored her first two goals of the season and a pair of Warrior keepers earned a shutout victory as the Lycoming College women’s soccer team picked up its first win of the season in 3-0 fashion over Gwyneed Mercy on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 3, at the Shangraw Athletic Complex.

The win gives first-year head coach Kenny Fern his first collegiate victory while Lazarich’s two goals leave her one shy of becoming the first player in school history to post 50 career goals.

After nearly 33 scoreless minutes, junior defender Allison Edwards (Muncy, Pa./Muncy) scored her first career goal off a free kick from Taylor Gessner (Lewisburg, Pa./Meadowbrook Christian), giving the freshman her first career point. Gessner crossed the free kick into the box before Edwards fired the ball out of the scrum into the left corner for the 1-0 lead.

Lazarich gave the Warriors (1-1 overall) some breathing room as she scored in the 71st minute off a nice pass from Michayla Hazard (Brick, N.J./Brick Memorial) that bounced off the keeper and Lazarich fired into the empty net for the 2-0 advantage. Then five minutes later, Lazarich put the game out of reach with her second goal when sophomore Mackaella Goodwin (Madison, N.J./Madison)  found the speedy Lazarich running through the middle of the field and Lazarich had a one-on-one with the goalie, firing a shot into the upper left corner to give the Warriors a 3-0 lead.

Freshman Madi Welliver (Turbotville, Pa./Warrior Run), playing in her first career start after recording a state-record 60 career shutouts at Warrior Run High School, made six saves before being replaced by Helen Ross (Hellertown, Pa./Saucon Valley) for the final seven minutes. Kailey Hopkins stopped two shots for the Griffins (0-2 overall), as Lycoming put five of its six shots in the contest on goal.

Lycoming gets back on the field on Saturday, Sept. 9, when they head to Madison, N.J., for the Drew Fall Festival when they play Ramapo at 3 p.m.

                          Soccer Game Summary (Final)
                        Lycoming College Warrior Soccer
         Gwynedd Mercy vs Lycoming (Sep 03, 2017 at Williamsport, Pa.)
 Gwynedd Mercy (0-2) vs. Lycoming (1-1)
 Date: Sep 03, 2017  Attendance: 138
 Weather: 69, cloudy, wind WSW@4 mph
 Goals by period       1  2  Tot
 Gwynedd Mercy.......  0  0 -  0
 Lycoming............  1  2 -  3
  1.  32:59 LYCOW Allison Edwards (1) (Taylor Gessner)
  2.  70:09 LYCOW Jordan Lazarich (1) (Michayla Hazard) 
  3.  75:37 LYCOW Jordan Lazarich (2) (Mackaella Goodwin)
 Shots: Gwynedd Mercy 12, Lycoming 6
 Saves: Gwynedd Mercy 2 (Hopkins, Kailey 2), Lycoming 6 (Madi Welliver

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