Mrecy Stays Perfect, Beats Holy Family

The Mercy College women's lacrosse team jumped out of the gate with two goals in the first two minutes of the game today and never looked back, beating Holy Family (Pa.) University 14-5 today in front of 55 fans at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Mercy raises its record to 2-0 in its inaugural season, while HFU falls to 0-1.

Jamie McPartland (North Massapequa, N.Y./Farmingdale) led the game off for the Mavericks with a goal just 84 seconds in, on a pass from Julie Darnulc (Baldwin, N.Y./Baldwin). Freshmen Marissa Hurley (Shirley, N.Y./William Floyd) scored 15 seconds later, and Mercy was on its way.

Hurley and Darnulc scored to give Mercy a 4-0 lead before Holy Family was able to respond. The Tigers would put forth back-to-back goals to cut the lead to 4-2, before Hurley scored her third goal of the half to give the Mavs a three-goal cushion. HFU would tally once again before the intermission, and Mercy took a 5-3 lead at halftime.

To start the second session, Mercy again jumped out quickly, posting four consecutive goals to reassert dominance of the game. The Tigers would once again put forth back-to-back tallies, this time cutting the lead to 9-5.

Mercy would then score the game's final five goals for the 14-9 win. Brianna Horn (Wantagh, N.Y./Kellenberg) would score the final two goals, both coming in the final three minutes of the game.

For the afternoon, Hurley led the Mavs with five goals and two assists. McPartland added three goals and one assist, while Horn would finish with three goals as well. Darnulc added a pair of tallies, while Brittany Ott (Copiague, N.Y./Copiague) scored her first goal of the season.

Between the pipes, Lauren Mateja (King of Prussia, Pa./Upper Merion) made seven saves to keep Mercy perfect.

Mercy will host Bentley on Wednesday, March 10 at 1:00 SUNY Purchase, in the first ever home game in program history.


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