No. 25 St. Mary's Women's Lacrosse Takes Down Occidental

Kate Bartholomew '20 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Kate Bartholomew '20 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood

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

Los Angeles, Calif. – Sophomore midfielder Kate Bartholomew (Galena, Md./Kent County) tallied a career-best four points and grabbed a season-high five draw controls in leading the No. 25 St. Mary's College of Maryland women's lacrosse team back into the win column. St. Mary's opened up its Spring Break trip in California with a 16-10 non-conference win over the host Occidental College Tigers.

Game Stats

  • Shots: St. Mary's 30, Occidental 35
  • Ground Balls: St. Mary's 32, Occidental 33
  • Draw Controls: St. Mary's 10, Occidental 17
  • Free-Position Shots: St. Mary's 7-11, Occidental 4-10
  • Saves: St. Mary's 20, Occidental 10
  • Caused Turnovers: St. Mary's 11, Occidental 14
  • Turnovers: St. Mary's 25, Occidental 21

How It Happened

  • St. Mary's got off to a flying start as the Seahawks roared to a 6-0 advantage at 20:55. Bartholomew and senior captain Megan Cannon (Reisterstown, Md./Notre Dame Prep) each scored twice in the run.
  • The Tigers finally put a goal on the scoreboard at 20:15 as Alessandra Pelliccia notched an unassisted tally at 20:18. St. Mary's then scored four of the next seven goals to establish a 10-4 lead at halftime.
  • After scoring the last goal of the first half with 45 seconds on the clock, the Seahawks picked up right where they left, tallying the first four scores of the second stanza to stake a 14-4 advantage at 21:45.
  • Occidental went on a 6-2 run to end the game, including a pair of scores from Pelliccia.

Inside the Box Score

  • Bartholomew registered career-bests of three goals and four points plus a season-high five draw controls while junior attacker Ali Collie (Glen Arm, Md./Dulaney) added three goals, including a career-best two free-position goals.
  • Senior captain Gabby Beese (Towson, Md./Notre Dame Prep) contributed season-bests of three assists and four points while senior attacker Lacey Brown (Monkton, Md./Hereford) chipped in a career-high five ground balls and two caused turnovers on the defense and notched a two goals and an assist to help out the offense.
  • For the third straight game, junior Emma Brown (Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Valley) recorded double-digit saves with 15 and scooped up a career-high four ground balls.
  • Pelliccia and Madisyn Hallare paced the Tigers with three goals each while Ciara Byrne put up a game-best four caused turnovers and two goals. Pelliccia added six draw controls while Neah Bois made 10 saves as Occidental's three-game win streak came to an end.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Mar. 15 vs. No. 8 Franklin & Marshall College (3-2) – Los Angeles, Calif. – Occidental College – 11:00 a.m. (PST)/2:00 p.m. (EST) 

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