For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Mary's City, Md. – Sophomore attacker Ali Collie (Glen Arm, Md./Dulaney) paced the 18th-ranked St. Mary's College of Maryland women's lacrosse team to a 15-5 non-conference win over Virginia Wesleyan College Wednesday afternoon. Today marked the home-opener for the Seahawks.
No. 18 St. Mary's 15, Virginia Wesleyan 5
How It Happened
- St. Mary's owned a 2-0 lead at 26:19 before junior midfielder Megan Schallock (Waukesh, Wis./Mukwonago) responded for the Marlins 10 seconds later. VWC would get no closer as the Seahawks fired off nine unanswered goals to post a 12-2 halftime advantage.
- The Seahawks extended their lead to 14-2 at 17:44 before Virginia Wesleyan reeled off three in a row, including a pair from junior midfielder Becca Winslow (Nokesville, Va./Brentsville District), to make it 14-5 with 12 ticks on the clock.
- Junior captain Megan Cannon (Reisterstown, Md./Notre Dame Prep) put the finishing touches on St. Mary's second straight win as Cannon completed a feed from Collie for the buzzer-beating goal.
For St. Mary's (2-0)
- Collie finished the afternoon with career-bests of five assists, six points, and two ground balls.
- Senior midfielder Erika Kopf (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) notched three goals and an assist while fellow classmate Meg Gesner (Severna Park, Md./Severn) added a hat trick as well.
- Senior captain Mackenzie Rayburn (Bel Air, Md./John Carroll) led the defensive effort with three ground balls and two caused turnovers while also adding a team-best three draw controls.
- The Seahawks collected a 35-17 shot advantage and edged VWC, 18-16, in ground balls while winning the draw control battle by an 11-8 margin.
For Virginia Wesleyan (0-1)
- Scorers (G-A): Schallock (2-1); Winslow (2-0); Jacquelyn Gabaldon (1-0); Liza Holford (0-1)
- Goalies: Ally Bodicky (3 saves, 12 GA, 30:00); Alexis Pulliam (3 saves, 3 GA, 30:00)
Up Next for the Seahawks
- St. Mary's will return to action at a neutral site this Saturday, February 25 when the Seahawks take on Dickinson College at Roland Park Country School in Baltimore, Maryland. First draw is at 12:00 p.m.
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