2014 Lycoming Winter Magazine - page 26

Men’s Soccer: Nov. 6, 2013
Lycoming 0, No. 1 Messiah 0 (win, 5-4
in penalty kicks) – Commonwealth
Conference semifinals
Some of the more remarkable facts
became evident after the game. It was the
first time in 54 games that Messiah did
not win against a conference opponent, a
streak dating back to 2008. It was the first
time they were shutout by a conference
opponent since the 2006 conference
semifinals. It was the first time Lycoming
beat the Falcons since 1999, a string of
10 games.
Junior goalkeeper Connor Keenan
made at least three remarkable saves,
none bigger than the one he made as
time neared expiration in the second
overtime. Jeremy Payne headed a ball off
the crossbar that bounced along the goal
line until it hit the post before Keenan
wrapped it up. The Warrior defense
bent throughout the game, allowing 32
shots, but never broke and only allowed
seven of those shots to go on net behind
the defensive pressure of seniors Justin
and Connor McNiff
And then there were the penalty kicks.
The score was tied at three heading into
the final round before Keenan stepped
up to take one. His kick rolled wide,
meaning Messiah had a chance to win
as Payne, the 2012 National Player of
the Year, stepped up for his turn. He
also went wide. Now in sudden death,
Lycoming sent up McNiff, who drilled
his kick. After a Messiah make, the
shootout went into the seventh round,
where Walker, kicked a bullet into the left
corner. Then Jack Thompson, a two-time
all-region player, missed
left and the celebration
was on. Lycoming,
predicted to finish ninth in
the preseason coaches’ poll,
upset the three-time defending
national champions.
Softball: April 21, 2011
Lycoming 3, No. 7 Messiah 2
The Shangraw stunner. Riding a
nine-game losing streak into the second
game of a conference doubleheader with
the Falcons
and losing
2-0 in the
bottom of
the sixth,
the Warriors
came back in
almost unreal fashion.
Down 2-0 after five and a half innings,
the Warriors got on the board in the sixth
inning, as senior Shauna Starr drew a
walk, moved to second on a sac bunt and
scored on a double by freshman Abbi
With one out in the bottom of the
seventh, sophomore Amy Cline drew a
walk and reached second when she went
in hard on a grounder and the shortstop
lost the handle on a putout, also allowing
sophomore Taylor Lesser to reach. After a
wild pitch moved both runners up, Janelle
Poorman knocked a ball up the middle
and Lesser crashed through the catcher
with the winning run.
Sophomore Holly Lansberry
performed well in the circle
to earn the win, tossing seven
innings, allowing just one
Here is a look at some
of the more head-turning
wins in the history
of Lycoming College athletics.
To start the list, the upset must
have occurred against either
a nationally-ranked opponent
or against a team seeded
higher in a national
Holly Lansberry ’13
I...,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25 27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,...46
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