Schroeder Saves 17 as Mustangs Down Maroons

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Stevenson's Lisa Baker (Westminster/Westminster) scored a season-high five goals and junior Jenny Schroeder (Severna Park/Seton Keough) made a season-high 17 saves as the Mustangs won their third-straight with a 15-9 victory over Roanoke Saturday at Caves Athletics Complex.

The win was also the second-straight at home for Stevenson (9-5) who won its ninth game of the season, one shy of its fourth consecutive 10-win season.

Baker's five goals were one shy of her career-high of six scored in a 17-9 win over York (Pa.) at home on Feb. 29, 2009. The school's all-time leader with 231 points and 90 assists, she now has 141 career goals, 10 short of the record set by Heather Valunas from 2000-03.

The Mustangs took control of the game early, jumping out to an 8-1 lead in the first 16 minutes before taking a 10-4 lead into halftime. Baker scored three goals in the opening half while senior Megan Weiss (Odenton/Seton) added two goals and one assist during Stevenson's 8-0 run after the Maroons scored the game's first goal just 1:43 into the contest.

With three points, Weiss moved past Laura Higgs into fourth place on the school's career scoring list and now has 164 points.

Roanoke (7-6) scored five of the first seven goals to start the second half to cut its deficit to three at 12-9 with 14:12 remaining, but freshman Marissa Meiklejohn (Glen Burnie/Old Mill) addedher third goal of the game on a free position shot with 10:15 to play that sparked a three-goal run for Stevenson to end the game and provide the final margin.

Meiklehjohn totaled three or more goals for the fifth time this season, including the third-straight game as she has scored 10 goals and 13 points during the team's three-game winning streak.

While the Mustangs posted their eighth, double-digit goal total of the season, Schroeder had a career day keeping it out of the Stevenson net. She tied a career-high with 17 saves to earn her ninth win of the season and the 28th of her career. She also had 17 saves in a 14-12 loss versus Dickinson on Mar. 12, 2009.

Junior Emily Gartrell (Jarretsville/North Harford) finised with two goals, both coming back-to-back at the beginning of Stevenson's eight-goal run in the first half.

Roanoke, who was without its leading scorer in Gina Valles, used a balanced attack to keep the game close as seven different players registered at least one point. Carolyn Miller led the way with three points while Jaime Golden and Kathleen Wager each had two goals.

Stevenson looks for a season-best fourth-straight win on Wednesday when it travels to Hood for its final CAC contest of the season. A win would also give the Mustangs the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the CAC Women's Lacrosse Championship which begins on April 16.

2011-04-09



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