Wolves Win NEAC Opener at Bryn Athyn

Photo credit: steveharrisonphoto.com
Photo credit: steveharrisonphoto.com

BRYN ATHYN, Pa. — The Keuka College Women's Lacrosse team won their first North Eastern Athletic Conference game of the season, defeating hosts Bryn Athyn College by the score of 11-6

Keuka College (4-0, 1-0 NEAC) received a career day from Vanessa Tsarevich. The junior scored a career-high five goals to lead the Wolves to victory. Adding two-goal games for the Wolves was Kendall Neuberger and Brenna Voigt. Ally Thayer made 12 saves in goal to earn the win.

Keuka College 11 at Bryn Athyn College 6

The Lions kicked off the scoring with a goal 1:18 into play on Saturday. Keuka College quickly responded with a tally by Tsarevich just 32 seconds later. The Wovles took a 2-1 lead with a goal by Brenna Voigt, but Bryn Athyn netted a pair to make it 3-2 Lions. Keuka tied the game at 3-3, then the two teams traded goals as the game went to halftime tied 4-4.

The Wolves took control of the contest with a big second half. Kendall Neuberger kicked it off with a pair of goals to make it 6-4. Voigt tallied her second as Keuka outscored Bryn Athyn 4-0 for a 20-minute span going back to the first half. The Lions broke the run, but Keuka remained in control, leading 8-6 going into the final 10 minutes of play. The Green and Gold pulled away in the last five minutes with Vanessa Tsarevich scored three goals in that span as the Wolves defeated the Lions 11-6 on Saturday.

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College remains perfect against Bryn Athyn College, defeating the Lions in all four meetings
  • The win was the 60th NEAC win in school history. Overall, Keuka College Women's Lacrosse is 60-12 in conference play
  • Kendall Neuberger added two assists in the win. She now has 30 in her career and has moved onto the career top ten list for assists at Keuka College
  • The Wolves controlled possession on Saturday from the draw. Keuka had a 12-5 advantage in draw controls with Elizabeth Sherman leading with six. She now has 96 in her career, passing Olivia Hudson '15 for fourth most in program-history
  • Ally Thayer became just the second player ever in school history to eclipse 300 saves in her career

Up Next for Keuka College: Keuka College will remain in Bryn Athyn on Sunday and play Penn St.-Abington. The location of the game had to me moved from Abington due to field conditions. Keuka College is 7-1 all-time against Penn St.-Abington, but the Nittany Lions defeated the Wolves last season.