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The LHU lacrosse team saw two historic milestones broken today, as they picked up their fourth straight win on Wednesday afternoon versus Gannon

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Historic day pushes Lacrosse to road win over Gannon
ERIE, Pa. – The Lock Haven University lacrosse team (4-1, 1-0 PSAC) kept the streak going and picked up it’s fourth straight win with a 15-8 road victory over Gannon University (2-3, 0-1) in what was both teams Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Western Division opener.
Lauren Girardi (Watertown, N.Y./Watertown) stole the show for Lock Haven as the redshirt-senior goalkeeper notched 13 saves to become the Bald Eagles all-time career leader in saves with 513. Girardi passed Chris Cortellessa who racked up 509 from 1982-1985.
Also hitting a career milestone was the Bald Eagles attacker Caitlin Morrow (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) who recorded three goals in the win to hit the 100-goal mark in her LHU career.
Gannon jumped ahead in the opening minutes 1-0, but the Bald Eagles responded to take the first quarter by storm and led 4-1 at the end of the opening frame. Abby Katrinak (Strongsville, Ohio/ Strongsville) netted two goals in the quarter as LHU took ahold of the lead and never gave it back up.
The Golden Knights cut the Bald Eagle lead to 5-4 late in the second, but Morrow’s first goal of the game edged LHU back ahead 6-4 going into halftime.
Four different Bald Eagles found the net in the third quarter, and LHU pulled away for a 10-6 lead going into the final quarter.
In the fourth, Morrow took over in the final five minutes and notched two more goals to hit the prestigious milestone.
Morrow, Katrinak, and Krysta Reading (Warrington, Pa./Central Bucks South) paced the LHU offense and each poured in three goals. Katrinak scooped a team high five ground balls and an assist to share the team-high in points with Casey Hibbard (Ontario, N.Y./Wayne Central) who tallied two goals and two assists.
Zoe Waddell (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) chipped in two goals of her own and a team-high seven draw controls. Campbell Brant (Shoreham, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) added a goal and an assist, while Josey Shaffer (Westminster, Md./Manchester Valley) notched a goal and a team-high four caused turnovers.
Defensively, Madison Lapiana (Massapequa Park, N.Y./Farmingdale) added four ground balls and a caused turnover as LHU held a slender 14-12 advantage in caused turnovers.
Up Next:
The Bald Eagles look to make it five in a row on Saturday, March 19 when LHU plays host to Indiana (Pa.). That matchup is slated for a 1 p.m. start.

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