Gannon University Sinks Grove City, 8-7

Gannon University Sinks Grove City, 8-7

ERIE, Pa. -- Gannon University outscored Grove City College 5-3 in the second half to avenge an earlier loss this season and pick up an 8-7 victory at home in the Carneval Athletic Pavilion. 

The score was tied after the first period with each team netting two scores.  Colleen Harriger(Erie, Pa./McDowell) tied the game at one after Grove City scored the game’s first goal. Kaitlyn Jacob’s (Brookfield, Ill./Lyons Township) goal gave Gannon a brief 2-1 lead. The Wolverines scored in the final seconds of the first period to tie the score at two. 

Harriger accounted for the Lady Knights’ only score in the second period as Grove City scored twice to hold a 4-3 lead at the half. 

The Wolverines struck first in the second half, but Gannon would score the next three goals to take a 7-5 lead.  Kelly Steininger (Vernon Hills, Ill./Vernon Hills) started the run, with Jacobs and Harriger providing the other two scores. 

In the fourth quarter, Grove City made the score 8-7 with 1:30 left to play, but the Gannon defense didn’t allow another goal, earning the win for the Lady Knights. 

Harriger (4), Jacobs (3) and Steininger (1) accounted for all of Gannon’s scoring in the match. Janelle Bartman (Darien, Ill./Adlai E. Stevenson) finished with six blocks in goal. 

Gannon improves to 3-13 this season while Grove City now stands at 7-9.

Release courtesy Gannon Athletic Communications

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