Weiss' Seven Points Lead Mustangs to CAC Win Over Hood

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Stevenson women's lacrosse junior Megan Weiss (Odenton/Seton) scored a career-high seven points, totaling four goals and three assists, as the No. 17-ranked Mustangs snapped a three-game losing streak with a 17-6 CAC victory over Hood Monday afternoon at Caves Athletics Complex.

Stevenson (9-5, 4-2 CAC) is now just one win shy of three consecutive 10-win seasons for the first time in school history.

Weiss tied her career for points while setting a new career-high in assists. She also totaled seven points with six goals in an 18-5 win over Lynchburg at home on Apr. 5, 2009.

The Mustangs scored the game's first seven goals, including two each from Weiss, senior Lauren Zegowitz (Gaithersburg/Damascus) and junior Lisa Baker (Westminster/Westminster), to take a 7-0 lead with 12:19 remaining in the first half.

Baker finished with five points on three goals and two assists and was one of four players who scored at least three goals for Stevenson, including senior Brittany Connelly (Catonsville/Catonsville) who set a new career-high with three.

The Mustangs led 9-2 at halftime after holding a 17-6 edge in shots and a 12-7 margin in ground balls. Meanwhile, the Blazers (4-10, 0-7 CAC) committed 18 turnovers and were just 4 of 11 on clears.

Sophomore Spencer Kraus (Mt. Airy/South Carroll) finished with two goals and two assists, totaling one and one in each half, while sophomore Samantha Parker (New Market/Linganore) had two assists.

Sophomore Megan Najewicz (Baltimore/Perry Hall) also had a second half goal for her first career point.

Defensively, sophomore Jenny Schroeder (Severna Park/Severna Park) totaled three saves before giving way to freshman Rachel Hill (Parkton/Hereford) who made her her third appearance of the season.

As a team, Stevenson totaled 16 caused turnovers led by three each from Baker and sophomore Kirstin Gancarz (Crownsville/Old Mill). A total of 10 players had at least one.

Katie Vu led Hood with three points on two goals and one assist. Sam Liptrap finished with 12 saves.

Stevenson returns to action on Saturday when it hosts a first round game in the 2010 CAC Women's Lacrosse Championship.

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OWINGS MILLS, Md.--The Hood College women's lacrosse team (4-10, 0-7 CAC) dropped a 17-6 Capital Athletic Conference decision to the No. 17 Stevenson University Mustangs (9-5, 4-3 CAC) Monday afternoon in its conference finale.

The Mustangs posted the game's first seven scores before Katie Vu got the Blazers on the board with her 14th goal of the spring. Caitlin Lawrence found the back of the net with just 1:08 remaining in the opening half as the Blazers trailed 9-2 at intermission.

Vu struck again midway through the second stanza on a free position shot. Then with just under nine minutes to go, Julia Banks and Lauren Perzan netted back-to-back scores in a span of 37 seconds to cut the deficit to 12-5. Vu fed Kelsey Blackwell for her team-leading 27th tally of the season at the 3:49 mark, but the hosts tacked on four goals in the final 1:43 to clinch the win.

Sam Liptrap stopped 12 Mustang shots on the day as the Blazers were outshot 38-12. Hood won 11 of the 24 draws, including three apiece by Banks and Jennifer Fischer.

Megan Weiss finished with seven points on four goals and three assists to pace Stevenson.

Hood's final game of 2010 is slated for Thursday against the College of Notre Dame (Md.) at Thomas Athletic Field. The Blazers will honor seniors Jessie Teague, Brandy Noel and Perzan before the contest, which begins at 4:30 p.m.


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