For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Mary's City, Md. – Seniors Lacey Brown (Monkton, Md./Hereford) and Gabby Beese (Towson, Md./Notre Dame Prep) each tallied four points but it was not enough to lead the No. 21 St. Mary's College of Maryland women's lacrosse team past No. 15 The Catholic University of America on Wednesday. Catholic used an 11-goal first-half to secure its first win of the season, a 16-10 non-conference victory.
- Records: No. 21 St. Mary's (2-1), No. 15 Catholic (1-1)
- Location: St. Mary's City, Md. – Seahawk Stadium
- Shots: St. Mary's 28, Catholic 32
- Ground Balls: St. Mary's 19, Catholic 17
- Draw Controls: St. Mary's 10, Catholic 17
- Free-Position Shots: St. Mary's 3-9, Catholic 3-7
- Saves: St. Mary's 14, Catholic 12
- Caused Turnovers: St. Mary's 6, Catholic 6
- Turnovers: St. Mary's 21, Catholic 22
How It Happened
- St. Mary's struck first as the Seahawks netted the first two goals of the game off of the sticks of junior midfielder Caitlin Katchmar (Phoenix, Md./Hereford) and Brown for an early lead at 26:34. The Cardinals responded with five unanswered goals to stake a 5-2 advantage at 10:27. CUA would score six of the half's final nine goals, including two in the last 17 seconds, to boast a six-goal cushion at halftime.
- Catholic notched first two tallies of the second stanza for its biggest lead of the game, 13-5, with 22:28 left in the game. The Seahawks rallied with a 5-3 run but would get no closer than six goals.
Inside the Box Score
- Brown finished the game with a season-best four goals, including a career-high two free-position goals, while Beese chipped in a career-best two goals plus season-highs of two assists and four points.
- In goal, junior Emma Brown (Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Valley) put up career-bests of 14 saves, including nine in the second half, and four ground balls while adding two caused turnovers.
- Sophomore midfielder Kate Bartholomew (Galena, Md./Kent County) collected a season-high five draw controls while scoring a career-best two goals.
- Nicolette Crisalli led all scorers with nine points on seven goals and two assists while Emily Bynoe earned eight draw controls. Nanci Hernandez (5 saves) and Christina DeCesaris (7 saves) split equal time in goal.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Mar. 3 vs. Dickinson College (1-1) – Sparks, Md. – U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame – 2:00 p.m.
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