St. Mary's Women's Lacrosse Upsets No. 3 Washington and Lee, 10-9, in Season-Opener

St. Mary's Women's Lacrosse Upsets No. 3 Washington and Lee, 10-9, in Season-Opener

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

St. Mary's City, Md. – Junior midfielder Caitlin Katchmar (Phoenix, Md./Hereford) notched her second career hat trick and junior goalkeeper Emma Brown (Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Valley) matched her career-high of 12 saves in leading the St. Mary's College of Maryland women's lacrosse team to a 10-9 win over third-ranked Washington and Lee University Wednesday afternoon. This was the home- and season-opener for the Seahawks.

The Basics

  • Records: St. Mary's (1-0), No. 3 Washington and Lee (0-2)
  • Location: St. Mary's City, Md. – Seahawk Stadium

Game Stats

  • Shots: St. Mary's 25, W & L 24
  • Ground Balls: St. Mary's 17, W & L 15
  • Draw Controls: St. Mary's 9, W & L 12
  • Free-Position Shots: St. Mary's 5-10, W & L 2-7
  • Saves: St. Mary's 12, W & L 9
  • Caused Turnovers: St. Mary's 6, W & L 9
  • Turnovers: St. Mary's 20, W & L 17

How It Happened

  • St. Mary's struck first but the Generals responded with two straight for a one-goal lead at 24:22. The Seahawks then strung together three in a row to jump out to a 4-2 advantage at 17:00. However, W & L scored four of the last five goals to stake a 6-5 lead at halftime.
  • The home team opened up the second half with five unanswered goals in an eight-minute span to post a four-goal cushion at 20:31. Sophomore midfielder Kate Bartholomew (Galena, Md./Kent County) tallied two in the 5-0 Seahawk run.
  • The Generals made it interesting in the final 12 minutes as they notched a man-up goal plus two man-down goals to pull within 10-9 with 1:19 remaining in the game. St. Mary's won the ensuing draw control but turned it over with 29 ticks on the clock. W & L fired off three shots – one hit the post while the other two were saved by Brown in the final 14 seconds.

Inside the Box Score

  • Like Katchmar, Bartholomew also finished with three points (a career-best) on a career-high two goals and an assist while junior attacker Ali Collie (Glen Arm, Md./Dulaney) chipped in two goals as well.
  • Katchmar grabbed a career-best four draw controls while senior defender Maribeth Anderson (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) and sophomore midfielder Jodi Credit (Hunt Valley, Md./RPCS) each scooped up a game-best three ground balls.
  • In her collegiate debut, first-year defender Francesca Ziccardi (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) caused a game-high three turnovers.
  • W&L was led by Jess Castelo's game-best four points on three goals and an assist plus three ground balls while Kit McNiff came away with a game-best five draw controls. In goal, Hannah Wiltshire made nine saves in 52:58 minutes of action.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Feb. 24 at McDaniel College (1-0) – Westminster, Md. – Gill Stadium – 2:00 p.m. 

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