Notre Dame Hands Pacers Third-Straight CSAC Loss

BALTIMORE, MD - Senior Lauren Terry (Towson, MD/Catholic) and younger sister, freshman Allison Terry (Towson, MD/Catholic) scored a combined 13 goals as College of Notre Dame cruised to a 15-3 lacrosse victory over Colonial States Athletic Conference opponent Marywood Saturday afternoon. The Gators are now 4-6 overall and are now 3-3 in CSAC play. Marywood dropped to 7-5 overall and are 3-3 in CSAC play following the loss.

Notre Dame got out to a quick 5-0 lead over the opening 7:43 of play, with the Terry sisters accounting for all of the opening goals. Marywood got one back when Jennifer Silvestri scored on a free position shot, but the Gators closed out the final 11 minutes of the opening half with a 6-1 run, pushing the score to 11-2 in Notre Dame's favor at the break.

The Gators settled the pace of the game down in the second half, scoring four goals in the period while only allowing one Pacer goal en route to the 15-3 victory.

Allison Terry set career-highs of seven goals with three assists and ten points for the game. Allison Terry also added three ground balls, two caused turnovers and a draw control. In addition to Lauren Terry's six goals, she registered four ground balls, two caused turnovers and a draw control.

Senior Ashley Demski (Parkville, MD/Loch Raven) added a goal, an assist, two ground balls and two draw controls, while freshman Molly Murray (Aberdeen, MD/Aberdeen) rounded out the scoring with a goal, six ground balls, two draw controls and two caused turnovers. Sophomore Ashley Cumberland (Baltimore/Kenwood) assisted on two goals, while junior Ebony Rivers (Catonsville, MD/Catonsville) tallied a game-high seven ground balls with four draw controls and four caused turnovers.

Freshman goalie Emily Langton (Mays Landing, NJ/Holy Spirit) allowed just three goals and made five stops to earn the victory. Langton has given up just three goals over her past two games in net.

Silvestri scored all three Marywood goals, with teammate Alexis Wiley adding an assist. Katie Sullivan made seven saves in goal in the losing effort.

Notre Dame out shot Marywood by a 27-10 margin and went 15 for 19 on clear attempts to the Pacers 9 for 19 effort. The Gators also forced 28 Pacer turnovers.

With six goals Saturday, Lauren Terry now has 184 career goals, and will be looking to reach the 200 career goal milestone with four Notre Dame regular season games remaining.

The Gators are aiming to return to the CSAC postseason tournament after missing the tournament in 2009. The top six teams in the conference earn a playoff berth. Currently tied for fourth place in the CSAC, Notre Dame has an away game at Neumann (1-4 CSAC) next Saturday and a home game versus Immaculata (1-3 CSAC) on April 24 remaining on their conference schedule.

Notre Dame's next game will be on Thursday when they travel to local rival Hood for a 4:00 p.m. contest.

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Baltimore, MD– Allison Terry scored seven goals and her sister Lauren netted six to lead the College of Notre Dame to a 15-3 victory of Marywood University in Colonial States Athletic Conference women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon. The Gators improve to 4-6 on the season and 3-3 in the CSAC while the Pacers dropped to 7-5 overall and 3-3 in conference play.

Notre Dame built a 5-0 lead over the first 7:43 of Saturday's contest behind three goals by Lauren Terry and two by Allison Terry. Jennifer Silvestri (Warwick, NY) got Marywood on the board at the 12:58 mark of the first half by converting a free-position shot, but the Gators responded with the next six goals to built an 11-1 lead with 2:07 to play in the opening half before Silvestri netted her second goal of the day off Alexis Willey's (Hummelstown, PA) team-leading 18th assist of the year with 33 seconds left in the period.

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