Gwynedd-Mercy Tops Notre Dame in CSAC Match

GWYNEDD VALLEY, PA - Host Gwynedd-Mercy topped visiting College of Notre Dame, 20-6, Wednesday evening in Colonial States Athletic Conference women's lacrosse action. The Griffins improved to 4-4 overall and remain perfect in CSAC play with a 3-0 mark, while the Gators fell to 2-5 and 1-2, respectively.

Leading 5-2, Gwynedd-Mercy scored eight of the next nine goals over the final 12:26 of the first half to take a commanding 13-3 at the half. The Griffins never looked back, holding a double-digit lead over the final 22:26 of the contest en route to the 20-6 victory.

Notre Dame was led by senior Lauren Terry's (Towson, MD/Catholic) game-highs of five goals and six draw controls. Senior Ashley Demski (Parkville, MD/Loch Raven) scored the Gators other goal while adding an assist. Freshman Allison Terry (Towson, MD/Catholic) also had an assist with two ground balls and a draw control.

Freshman defender Kelsey Kempf (Huntingtown, MD/Huntingtown) led the Gators with five ground balls. Freshman Emily Langton (Mays Landing, NJ/Holy Spirit) made five saves for Notre Dame while Trish Timony made nine saves for Gwynedd-Mercy in the win.

Gwynedd-Mercy was paced by four goals each from Kerri Boon, Morgan Hosler and Shannon Carabba. Boon also added three assists for a game-high seven points.

Notre Dame was out shot by a 34-19 margin and committed 29 turnovers to Gwynedd-Mercy's 25. The one battle the Gators did win on the stat sheet was its 11-7 advantage in draw controls.

The 20 goals yielded by the Gators were the most allowed this season.

Notre Dame will return to action on Thursday with a 4:00 p.m. CSAC game at Centenary (5-0 overall, 2-0 CSAC).


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