For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland women's lacrosse team came away with an 11-9 Capital Athletic Conference win Saturday afternoon for a memorable Senior Day.
The five-member senior class of Meg Gesner (Severna Park, Md./Severn), Abbey Harrison (Easton, Md./Easton), Erika Kopf (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis), Mackenzie Rayburn (Bel Air, Md./John Carroll), and Haley Sieglein (Baltimore, Md./Friends) combined for 13 ground balls, 11 draw controls, nine points, seven goals, four caused turnovers, and two assists to lead the Seahawks to victory.
St. Mary's 9, Marymount (Va.) 11
How It Happened
- St. Mary's scored three of the game's first four goals, including the first two in a 20-second span, to post a 3-1 lead at 25:23.
- The Saints responded with three straight to claim their only lead of the game, 4-3, at 13:17 behind a pair of free position goals. However, the Seahawks closed out the half on a 4-0 run to own a 7-4 advantage at halftime.
- The start of the second half mirrored the start of the game except that Marymount this time tallied three of the first four goals to pull within 8-7 at 13:09.
- St. Mary's answered back with a 3-1 run of its own to stretch its lead to 11-8 with 1:59 remaining in the game. Sophomore midfielder Bridgette Stacom (New Hyde Park, N.Y./Herricks) converted a free position shot at 1:34 to make it a two-goal game.
- Marymount won the ensuing draw but turned it over and the Seahawks took a shot at 1:07. However, sophomore goalkeeper Holly Reik (Perry Hall, Md./Perry Hall) made the save to keep the Saints' rally alive.
- Sophomore midfielder Bridget Odom (Louisville, Ky./Sacred Heart) earned a free position attempt but her shot was wide and Rayburn picked up the loose ball, allowing St. Mary's to effectively kill the clock.
For St. Mary's (7-8, 3-3 CAC)
- Harrison finished the afternoon with career-bests of three goals and four points as she collected her fifth career hat trick.
- Kopf also contributed a hat trick while adding career-highs of four ground balls, four draw controls, and two caused turnovers.
- Gesner chipped in a goal and an assist plus a career-best three ground balls while Rayburn recorded four draw controls and three ground balls. In addition, Sieglein grabbed two draws.
- Sophomore goalkeeper Emma Brown (Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Valley) made six saves and held the Saints to 4-of-8 on free position shots.
- St. Mary's outshot MU, 36-19, won the ground ball battle, 23-14, and claimed a 13-9 edge in draw controls.
For Marymount (9-5, 1-5 CAC)
- Scorers (G-A): Jessica Crew (3-0); Odom (1-1); Kelly Campbell (1-0); Catina Boster (1-0); Bridgette Stacom (1-0); Natalie Tinkham (1-0); Kellen Cannon (1-0); Abby Wescott (0-3)
- Goalie: Holly Reik (15 saves, 11 GA, 60:00)
Up Next for the Seahawks
- St. Mary's will welcome Christopher Newport University (10-5, 4-2 CAC) to Seahawk Stadium on Wednesday, April 12 for a key CAC matchup at 4:00 p.m. Entering the final week of regular-season competition, the Seahawks are in fifth place behind CNU and ahead of Frostburg State University (6-8, 3-3 CAC), who they face on Saturday, April 15 in the regular-season finale.
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