No. 25 Seahawk Women's Lacrosse Drops 13-6 Decision to No. 8 Franklin & Marshall

Megan Cannon '18 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Megan Cannon '18 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood

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

Los Angeles, Calif. – Senior captain Megan Cannon (Reisterstown, Md./Notre Dame Prep) recorded her sixth career hat trick Thursday afternoon as the No. 25 St. Mary's College of Maryland women's lacrosse team came up short in a 13-6 loss to No. 8 Franklin & Marshall College (4-2). The loss wraps up the Seahawks' (3-3) Spring Break action in California. The game was played at Occidental College.

Game Stats

  • Shots: St. Mary's 19, Franklin & Marshall 28
  • Ground Balls: St. Mary's 27, Franklin & Marshall 30
  • Draw Controls: St. Mary's 8, Franklin & Marshall 13
  • Free-Position Shots: St. Mary's 2-9, Franklin & Marshall 0-2
  • Saves: St. Mary's 10, Franklin & Marshall 8
  • Caused Turnovers: St. Mary's 7, Franklin & Marshall 6
  • Turnovers: St. Mary's 23, Franklin & Marshall 19

How It Happened

  • Jane Cote tallied a goal and an assist as F&M staked a 2-0 lead a little over two minutes into the start of the game. The Seahawks responded with a pair of unassisted goals from Cannon and junior midfielder Caitlin Katchmar (Phoenix, Md./Hereford) to even up the game at 25:18.
  • The Diplomats rattled off three straight, receiving a goal and an assist from Paige Moriarty, to boast a three-goal cushion at 17:22. Cannon put an end to F&M's run with a free-position goal at 14:31l.
  • Franklin & Marshall headed into halftime with an 8-3 lead behind two goals from Grace Norley and three points (1g, 2a) from Moriarty in a 3-0 Diplomat run.
  • F&M picked up where they left off at the end of the first half, stringing together four unanswered goals to claim a 12-3 advantage at 19:59 in the second stanza.
  • St. Mary's closed out the game on a 3-1 run as senior attacker Lacey Brown (Monkton, Md./Hereford) found the back of the net twice.

Inside the Box Score

  • Cannon finished the game with season-bests of three goals, two ground balls, and two draw controls while Brown chipped in four ground balls, two goals, and a caused turnover.
  • Defensively, senior captain Maribeth Anderson (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) scooped up a season-best four ground balls for the second game in a row while Cannon added a career-high three caused turnovers to help out the defensive effort.
  • In the midfield, sophomore midfielder Kate Bartholomew (Galena, Md./Kent County) grabbed a season-best five draw controls for the third time in 2018 and contributed two ground balls and an assist.
  • Junior Emma Brown (Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Valley) continued her strong play in goal, totaling 10 saves and two loose ball pickups.
  • Moriarty led all scorers with nine points on six goals and three assists while Danielle Harrington registered eight saves and a game-best six ground balls.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Mar. 18 vs. Roanoke College (3-2) – Seahawk Stadium – 2:00 p.m. 

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