No. 17 Mary Washington Grounds Seahawks

Junior attacker Lauren Callison (Stevensville, Md., Kent Island) scored five goals and classmate Catherine Kennedy (Baltimore, Md., Baltimore Lutheran) added three goals and four assists to pace 17th-ranked Mary Washington to an 18-7 Capital Athletic Conference win over St. Mary's on Saturday afternoon at the Battleground. The Eagles improve to 7-4 overall, and 4-1 in CAC play.

The Seahawks jumped ahead early, taking a 2-0 lead in th opening 1:32. But the Eagles scored 10 of the next 11 goals to carry a 10-3 lead into the second half. Callisons cored three straight to give UMW the lead at 3-2.

After a Seahawk score, Katie Wallis (Cypress, Texas, Cy-Creek) scored to put UMW up for good at 4-3. Junior Allie Kimmelman followed with three straight goals, followed by tallies from Keller Torrey (Roswell, Ga., Centennial), Erin Murphy (Virginia Beach, Va., Bishop Sullivan), and Kennedy to boost UMW's second half lead to 10-3.

In the second half, the teams traded goals for the first 18 minutes, with the lead staying between six and eight goals. Callison scored twice and Torrey and freshman Jenna Petrucelli (Cranbury, N.J., Peddie School) added single goals. With the score at 14-7 with 6:50 to play, UMW scored the final four goals, coming from Kennedy (two), and freshmen Megan Gersbeck (Wading River, N.Y., Shoreham-Wading River) and Casey Dee (Norfolk, Va., Bishop Sullivan).

Kimmelman had three goals and two assists and Torrey two goals and two assists for UMW. St. Mary's was led by Maggie Macleay's three goals.

The Eagles led in shots, 31-23, and had 26 ground balls to 21 for the Seahawks. Junior Danielle Guigli (Wellesley, Mass., Wellesley) had 14 saves for Mary Washington, who will host Catholic University on Monday at 4:00 p.m.

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Fredericksburg, Va. The St. Mary's College of Maryland women's lacrosse team saw their win streak halted at six games with an 18-7 setback at the hands of No. 17 University of Mary Washington in Capital Athletic Conference action Saturday afternoon.

Seniors Maggie Macleay (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary's Ryken) and Aubrey Mirkin (Ashton, Md./Sherwood) put St. Mary's (8-3, 2-2 CAC) on the scoreboard first with two goals in the first minute-and-a-half of the game before Mary Washington's junior attacker Lauren Callison (Stevensville, Md./Kent Island) broke through the Seahawk defense for three straight and a 3-2 Eagle lead at 23:08.

After Macleay scored her second of the day at 22:19, Mary Washington (7-4, 3-1 CAC) closed out the first half on a 6-0 run to head into intermission with a 10-3 advantage. Junior midfielder Allie Kimmelman (Burke, Va./Robinson) recorded a natural hat trick as well for the Eagles in the run.

The squads alternated the first four goals of the second half before the Eagles notched a pair in 20 seconds as junior midfielder Catherine Kennedy (Baltimore, Md./Baltimore Lutheran) assisted on both for a 13-5 UMW lead at 19:39.

Goals by sophomore midfielders Lauriann Parker (Woodbine, Md./Glenelg) and Emily Shafer (Hollywood, Md./Leonardtown) pulled the Seahawks within 14-7 at 12:35 before Mary Washington fired off the game's final four goals, including a pair from Kennedy.

Macleay paced the St. Mary's offense with three goals while four other Seahawks found the back of the net. Parker finished with two points as she added an assist as well.

St. Mary's dominated draw controls, 16 to 9, as Mirkin and first-year midfielder Claire Tiffany (California, Md./Leonardtown) each won three.

Junior Colleen Simpson (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) had a solid effort for her team in between the pipes with 13 saves, including nine in the first half, and a team-best four ground balls.

St. Mary's will return to action this Tuesday, March 29 as the Seahawks welcome Virginia Wesleyan College to Seahawk Stadium for non-conference action at 4:00 pm in non-conference action.


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