Harrison Lifts Seahawk Women's Lacrosse to Key CAC Win

Lacey Brown '18
Lacey Brown '18

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

St. Mary's City, Md. – Senior captain Abbey Harrison (Easton, Md./Easton) found the top right corner with 16.6 seconds on the clock to propel the St. Mary's College of Maryland women's lacrosse team to a 16-15 Capital Athletic Conference win Wednesday afternoon. Harrison, who finished with three goals off the bench, helped St. Mary's secure one of six postseason spots.

St. Mary's 16, Christopher Newport 15

How It Happened

  • Today's action featured six tied scores, including senior attacker Meaghan Galvin's (Arlington, Va./Yorktown) sixth goal of the day evening up the game at 15-15 with 2:23 remaining.
  • Senior defender Haley Sieglein (Baltimore, Md./Friends) won the ensuing draw control for St. Mary's and was able to work the ball around until Harrison went in for the game-winning goal.
  • The Seahawks raced out to a 3-0 lead to begin the game and owned a 4-1 advantage at 20:54 before CNU used a 4-1 run to knot the game, 5-5, at 12:24 behind a pair of goals from junior midfielder Catie Chess (Fairfax, Va./Flint Hill).
  • St. Mary's went on another 3-0 run to go up 8-5 at 9:02 but the Captains would respond with a 3-0 push of their own to head into the break in an 8-8 draw.
  • The Seahawks scored the first two of the second half but Christopher Newport notched the next three for its first lead of the game, 11-10, at 21:40. The two sides traded goals and after junior attacker Gabby Beese (Towson, Md./Notre Dame Prep) tied the game at 12-12 at 14:27, CNU would score twice in 10 seconds for its first two-goal lead of the game at 12:39.
  • St. Mary's answered back with its third 3-0 run of the game to reclaim a 15-14 lead at 5:59 on an unassisted goal from senior midfielder Erika Kopf (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis).

For St. Mary's (8-8, 4-3 CAC)

  • Junior attacker Lacey Brown (Monkton, Md./Hereford) posted career-highs of four goals, two assists, six points, and two draw controls to pace the Seahawks.
  • Senior captain Meg Gesner (Severna Park, Md./Severn) contributed four points on a goal and career-best three assists while Kopf chipped in three goals, three ground balls, and a career-high three caused turnovers.
  • Harrison collected her sixth career hat trick with a career-best three goals while senior defender Mackenzie Rayburn (Bel Air, Md./John Carroll) came up with a career-best five draw controls.
  • First-year midfielder Kate Bartholomew (Galena, Md./Kent County) picked up four draw controls and helped to neutralize one of the nation's Top 20 draw specialists in Galvin.
  • Sophomore goalkeeper Emma Brown (Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Valley) turned away eight shots and scooped up two ground balls.
  • St. Mary's outshot the Captains, 34-31; edged CNU, 18-16, in ground balls; and claimed a 17-16 margin in draw controls.

For Christopher Newport (10-6, 4-3 CAC)

  • Scorers (G-A): Galvin (6-4); Chess (3-0); Sarah Culver (3-0); Colleen Bourgal (2-1); Samantha Wettengel (1-0); Carly Wilson (0-4)
  • Goalies: Kaitlyn Ready (5 saves, 14 GA, 53:06); Bailey Lien (1 save, 2 GA, 6:54)

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • St. Mary's will wrap up the regular season on the road, traveling to Frostburg State University (6-9, 3-4 CAC) this Saturday, April 15. First draw is at 1:00 p.m.

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