No. 17 Cardinals Top River Hawks to Remain Undefeated in Landmark

No. 17 Cardinals Top River Hawks to Remain Undefeated in Landmark

WASHINGTON - No. 17 The Catholic University of America women's lacrosse team won its third straight Landmark Conference game with an 11-4 victory over Susquehanna University on Saturday afternoon.

With the win, the nationally-ranked Cardinals advanced their overall record to 7-4 while remaining undefeated at 3-0 in the league.

Catholic senior Nicolette Crisalli shot 100% during the contest as she put all five of her shots in the back of the cage. Sophomore Ally Criscuolo added two goals while junior Jessica Lyons added a pair of her own and won five draw controls along with two caused turnovers. Rookie Emily Bynoe collected five draw controls to tie Lyons for the team-high.

Sophomore Nanci Hernandez made 10 saves and recorded her sixth win of the year between the pipes while junior Erin Dugan caused a team-high three turnovers and scooped up five groundballs.

Just three of Catholic's goals were unassisted as sophomore Holly Regan and junior Molly Kelly each registered two assists apiece. Dugan along with rookies Bridget Beck, Kate Behlen and Anna Maupin all added one assist to the weekend triumph.

With the help of Dugan and fellow starting defenders junior Kayla Purdy and sophomore Alyssa Bishop, the Cardinals held the River Hawks to a scoreless first half.

Behlen gave Catholic its first score of the day with an eight-meter conversation in the third minute of play. Crisalli scored five in the half and Criscuolo (2), Lyons and Maupin all tossed the ball between the pipes to bring Catholic to a 9-0 advantage at the break.

The River Hawks answered with four goals in the second half but Crisalli and Lyons each netted one more to complete the aaLandmark victory.

The No. 17 Cardinals remain on the road and head to No. 10 Franklin & Marshall on Tuesday, April 10 at 4 p.m.

Cardinal fans are encouraged to follow all Catholic Athletics and sign up for "email-alerts" that sends the latest news directly to your phone, tablet or device. You can also get the latest info, live stats and video by downloading the Cardinals Front Row Mobile App! Also, be sure to follow the Cardinals on TwitterInstagram and Facebook