Dover, Del. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland women's lacrosse team is enjoying their longest win streak of the season as the Seahawks posted an 18-7 Capital Athletic Conference win over the host Wesley Wolverines Saturday afternoon for their third win in a row.
Junior attacker Christy Bishop (Clarksville, Md./River Hill) notched her 50th career goal and finished the day with a game-best four goals. Bishop now has 53 goals in her third year with the Seahawks. Sophomore midfielder Shelby Newman (Hampstead, Md./Manchester Valley) also tallied four points as Newman chipped in two goals and two assists.
St. Mary's (7-5, 3-0 CAC) opened up with a 3-0 lead at 22:17, including scoring twice in a 30-second span. Wesley (4-6, 0-4 CAC) got on the board at 21:50 but the Seahawks responded four unanswered goals for a 7-1 advantage at 16:02. The Wolverines picked up their second goal at 14:37. However, 10 seconds later, Bishop sparked a 5-0 run with her third score of the game.
The Seahawks headed into halftime with a 12-3 advantage as senior Jordan Lutz (Collingswood, N.J.) scored her second of the day at 1:15.
Newman netted all four of her points in the first half while sophomore midfielder Ashley Lawrence (Annapolis, Md./Spalding) added two goals and an assist. Attackers Sarah Harnish (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) and Brady Wolf (Reisterstown, Md./McDonogh) each scored twice in the first half.
Lutz and junior midfielder Jessica Giaccone (Ventnor City, N.J.) paced the Wesley offense as each registered a hat trick.
St. Mary's found the back of the net four times in a row to stake a 16-3 lead at 17:44. The Wolverines put together a run of their run by reeling off three straight before the Seahawks scored two of the game's last three goals, including first-year defender Alli Syzmanski's (Easton, Md./Easton) first career goal with 27 seconds on the clock.
The Seahawks outshot Wesley, 32-9, while dominating draw controls, 22-6, as first-year midfielder Ali Moulis (Centreville, Md./Queen Anne's County) picked up a season-best seven draws. St. Mary's edged the Wolverines, 21-15, in ground balls.
Sophomore goalie Kayla Dunn (Rockville, Md./Good Counsel) needed to make only two stops in the win while sophomore Samantha Brannigan (Barrington, N.J.) finished with 10 in Wesley's third straight loss.
The Seahawks will look to keep their perfect CAC record intact when St. Mary's welcomes University of Mary Washington to Seahawk Stadium for another league tilt at 4:00 p.m.
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