Shafer Leads Storm Past Abington
April 12, 2010
Led by junior scoring machine, Brandy Shafer (Rochester, N.Y./Eastridge), the Keuka’s women’s lacrosse team thumped the Nittany Lions of Penn State-Abington on the road Sunday by a score of 17-3.
Keuka improves to 5-4 overall and remains perfect in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) at 5-0. Abington drops to 3-5 overall and 2-3 in the conference.
Keuka scored the game’s first five goals and cruised to a 10-1 halftime lead. The Storm then out-scored the Nittany Lions 7-2 in the second half. For the game, Keuka had 36 shots while holding Abington to just nine. The Storm won the draw control (13-9) and the ground ball (46-33) battle.
Shafer registered seven of the Storm’s 17 goals given her 44 on the season (55 points). Shafer also had a game-high nine draw controls. Junior Courtney Potochniak (Endicott, N.Y./Maine-Endwell) added two goals and three assists while classmate Brittany Murray (Heuvelton, N.Y./Heuvelton) had three goals.
Senior Trista Partridge (Bath, N.Y./Haverling) had two goals and two assists while juniors Jennifer Bush (Endwell, N.Y./Maine-Endwell) and Laura Dougherty (Geneva, N.Y./Geneva) each had a goal and three assists.
Freshman Molly Hogan (Horseheads, N.Y./Horseheads) had four saves while allowing just three goals. Abington’s goalie had eight saves.
Keuka will next play host to Wells College this Wednesday, April 14 beginning at 7 pm.