Brown's Hat Trick Lifts No. 18 St. Mary's Women's Lacrosse to Win over Dickinson

Meg Gesner '17
Meg Gesner '17

For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · nmoran@smcm.edu

Baltimore, Md. – Junior attacker Lacey Brown (Monkton, Md./Hereford) scored three times Saturday as the 18th-ranked St. Mary's College of Maryland women's lacrosse team posted a 7-5 non-conference win over Dickinson College. The Seahawks won their third straight as the game was played at Roland Park Country School in Baltimore.

No. 18 St. Mary's 7, Dickinson 5

How It Happened

  • L. Brown scored the eventual game-winning goal with 15:24 remaining in the game as she finished off a pass from senior captain Meg Gesner (Severna Park, Md./Severn), giving St. Mary's a two-goal cushion.
  • The Seahawks were on defense the rest of the game but sophomore goalkeeper Emma Brown (Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Valley) was up to the challenge. E. Brown picked up seven second-half saves, including turning away five free-position shots, and caused a turnover to disrupt Dickinson's rhythm, cutting the Red Devils' rally short.
  • The two sides traded the first two goals of the game before St. Mary's rattled off four straight to stake a 5-1 halftime, including back-to-back free-position goals from L. Brown to end the half.
  • Dickinson regrouped during halftime and responded with three unanswered goals to start the second half, pulling within one at 22:05. Senior attacker Allison Carey (Weston, Conn./Lauralton Hall) notched a goal and an assist in the 3-0 run.
  • Senior midfielder Erika Kopf (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) put the Seahawks up 6-4 at 18:40 as Kopf's free-position shot found the back of the net.
  • Senior midfielder Sophie Waine (Wellesley, Mass./Greenwich) made it a one-goal game once again at 17:55 with a free-position goal for her first score of the season.

For St. Mary's (3-0)

  • L. Brown finished the afternoon with her third career hat trick with a career-best three goals, including a career-high two free-position goals.
  • Kopf contributed two goals and an assist plus a career-best three ground balls.
  • Defensively, senior captain Mackenzie Rayburn (Bel Air, Md./John Carroll) could not be beat as Rayburn came up with a career-high six ground balls and added a season-best two caused turnovers.
  • E. Brown put up career-bests of 10 saves, two ground balls and a caused turnover in the win.
  • The Seahawks edged Dickinson 22-21 in shots and 22-20 in ground balls.

For Dickinson (0-2)

  • Scorers (G-A): Carey (1-1); Eleanor Kaestner (1-0); Anne Dunster (1-0); Maddy Siebold (1-0); Waine (1-0); Katie Barton (0-1); Ashley Conner (0-1)
  • Goalie: Tara Cuddihy (10 saves, 7 GA, 60:00)
  • Dickinson won the battle at the center of the circle as Siebold came up with three draw controls to give the Red Devils an 8-6 margin in draws for the game.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • St. Mary's will be back in action on the road on Wednesday, March 1 when the Seahawks travel to Washington, D.C., to face No. 11 The Catholic University of America (1-0). First draw at 4:00 p.m.

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