St. Mary's Takes CAC Victory at Hood

FREDERICK, Md.--Hood College (4-9, 0-6 CAC) came up on the short end of an 18-7 Capital Athletic Conference decision to the visiting St. Mary's College (Md.) Seahawks (9-8, 3-3 CAC) Wednesday at Thomas Athletic Field.

The Seahawks reeled off the first nine goals of the game until Hood's Kati Vu got the Blazers on the board with the 25th goal of the season at the 7:58 mark of the opening half. Vu finished the game with three goals and two assists.

Jen Civick and Jennifer Fischer found the back of the net in the second half for Hood while Julia Banks scored back-to-back goals in the final 1:09 for the final margin.

SMCM's Aubrey Mirkin paced the guests with four goals and an assist and was one of 11 Seahawks to contribute to the scoring column.

Helene Butler came up with three stops in defeat while a trio of Seahawk goaltenders combined for four saves.

The Blazers next travel to Marymount University Saturday for another CAC tilt at 5:00 p.m.

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Frederick, Md. Ten Seahawks netted goals as St. Mary's College of Maryland snapped its three-game skid with an 18-7 Capital Athletic Conference victory over host Hood College Wednesday afternoon.

Sophomore Lauriann Parker (Woodbine, Md./Gleaning) paced the Seahawk offense with six points (2g, 4a) while senior Aubrey Mirkin (Ashton, Md./Sherwood) added five points (4g, 1a). Sophomore Erin Shackelford (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) contributed a goal and three assists while junior Kimmy Routson (Lutherville, Md./Towson) chipped in two scores and a helper.

The Seahawks (9-5, 3-3 CAC) rolled out to a 9-0 advantage at 11:21 before Hood (4-9, 0-6 CAC) finally broke through with an unassisted goal by junior Katie Vu (Baltimore, Md./Kenwood) at 7:58. Junior Lauren Bennett (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) and Routson each found the back of the net before Vu struck again with a free position goal at 1:35.

St. Mary's headed into halftime with an 11-2 advantage. Parker (3a) and Mirkin (2g, 1a) each tallied three points in the Seahawks' 9-0 run while senior Maggie Macleay (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary's Ryken) and junior Melissa Mayer (Crofton, Md./South River) each notched two goals.

The Seahawks outscored Hood, 7-5, in the second half behind a pair of 3-0 runs. Mirkin and Parker scored twice in the half while Shackelford dished out two assists.

St. Mary's outshot the Blazers, 26-14, while dominating draw controls by an 18 to 9 margin. Shackelford collected four draw controls while sophomore Lauren Gray (Edgewater, Md./South River) had three.

All three Seahawk goalies received playing time. Junior Colleen Simpson (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) started the game and made one save with no goals against in 17:25. Senior Jamie Roberts (Rockville, Md./Barrie) allowed five goals with three stops and one ground ball in 35:56 while first-year Shelby Dahlen (Poolesville, Md./Poolesville) finished out the game, yielding two goals.

St. Mary's travels to Pennsylvania for its next contest as the Seahawks take on York College in an important league matchup this Saturday, April 9 at 3:00 pm.


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