April 2, 2011

Grove City College Falls to Mercyhurst & Gannon

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Grove City College fell to 8-11 overall by dropping a pair of home matches against NCAA Division II foes Gannon University and Mercyhurst College in the James E. Longnecker Competition Pool.

Grove City opened the day with a 14-6 setback against Gannon. In the nightcap, Mercyhurst slipped past the Wolverines 9-4.

Four different Grove City players scored goals against Gannon. Junior Chelsea Johnson (Worthington, Ohio/Thomas Worthington) fired in three goals, giving her a team-leading 63 on the season.

Senior Brittany LaPalme (Hollywood, Fla./Thomas Aquinas), junior Amanda Brush (Charlton, N.Y./Schenectady Christian) and junior Andrea Wilson (Newberg, Ore./Veritas) all scored once. Wilson also had two assists and senior Lauren Baur (North Wales, Pa./North Penn) assisted on one goal.

In goal, sophomore Amanda Johnston (San Luis Obispo, Calif./San Luis Obispo) stopped seven shots.

Wilson scored twice against Mercyhurst. Baur and LaPalme also scored once each. LaPalme and freshman Kristi Baur (North Wales, Pa./North Penn) both tallied assists. Lauren Baur led the defense with three steals.

Johnston made nine saves against Mercyhurst.

Release courtesy Grove City Athletic Communications


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