St. Mary's City, Md. – Junior attacker Christy Bishop (Glenwood, Md./Glenelg) recorded her fourth career hat trick as the St. Mary's College of Maryland women's lacrosse team dropped a 15-9 non-conference decision to The Catholic University of America Wednesday afternoon.
Bishop was the only Seahawk with a multiple-goal day while first-year midfielder Ali Moulis (Centreville, Md./Queen Anne's County) added a goal and two assists. Midfielders Shelby Newman (Hampstead, Md./Manchester Valley) and Ashley Lawrence (Annapolis, Md./Spalding) each chipped in a goal and an assist.
Catholic (3-1) struck first at 26:26 before first-year attacker Abbey Harrison (Easton, Md./Easton) tied it up two minutes later. The Cardinals then claimed a 3-1 lead at 17:54 behind goals from first-year midfielder Anna Stumme (Millersville, Md./Seton Keough) and junior attacker Lindsay Brophy (Haddonfield, N.J./Haddonfield Memorial).
Newman, Moulis, and Bishop scored three straight for the Seahawks' first lead of the game, 4-3 at 8:26. Catholic knotted the game once again at 2:17 before Bishop netted her second of the day 12 seconds later to send St. Mary's into halftime with a 5-4 lead.
First-year midfielder Clair Schmitzer (Sparta, N.J./Sparta) and junior Caroline DiBartolomeo (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill East) each notched three goals to pace the Cardinals on offense while first-year midfielder Laura Dunn (Fairfax, Va./W.T. Woodson) and Brophy each finished with two goals and an assist.
Catholic opened up the second half with three goals in a row to regain the lead and go up 7-5 at 21:57. St. Mary's (2-4) responded with back-to-back scores to even the game for the fifth time at 7-all at 19:05. The Cardinals picked up a pair of goals to stake a 9-7 advantage at 17:47. Lawrence cut the lead to one at 15:20 with an unassisted goal. CUA closed out the win by scoring six of the game's last seven goals.
Catholic outshot the Seahawks, 36-26, while St. Mary's edged the visitors, 28-27, in ground balls. The Cardinals dominated the draw controls, 18-8, as first-year midfielder Alexis Bosilovic (Gibsonia, Pa./Sewickley Academy) won a game-best five draws.
First-year defender Mackenzie Rayburn (Bel Air, Md./John Carroll) paced St. Mary's with five ground balls while Newman added four loose ball pickups and three caused turnovers.
Sophomore goalie Kayla Dunn (Rockville, Md./Good Counsel) made 10 saves and picked up four ground balls while junior Tricia Pehnke (West Windsor, N.J./WWP-North) turned away eight stops and scooped up six ground balls.
The Seahawks hope to return to the win column this Saturday, March 15th when St. Mary's hosts Goucher College in a non-conference game at 1:00 p.m.
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