Mount St. Mary's Falls at Columbia

NEW YORK, N.Y. Columbia defeated Mount St. Mary's 14-5 in non-conference women's lacrosse action on Wednesday.

Kaitlyn Larrimore (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) paced the Mount (0-3) with a hat trick while Lindsay Diaz (Timonium, Md./Dulaney) and Nicole Price (White Hall, Md./North Harford) each found the twine in the loss.

Kacie Johnson fueled the Lions (1-1) with two goals and five assists. Paige Cuscovitch added four goals and Taylor Gattinella posted two goals and an assist in the winning effort.

Columbia scored five of the final six goals in the first half to take the lead and never looked back to down the Mount in the squad's first-ever meeting against an Ivy League opponent.

After the Mount tied the game at 2 at 12:36, the Lions scored the next four goals to take a 6-2 lead. Johnson gave Columbia the lead for good off an assist from Sarah Greenberg at the 15-minute mark to give the Lions the lead for good. Cuscovitch found the twine unassisted at 17:50 before Johnson handed out assists to Kaitlin Brophy (22:17) and Stevie Wells (24:37) for a 6-2 lead.

Price stopped the run with a free-position goal at 26:32, but Gattinella found the twine with 48 seconds left for a 7-3 advantage at halftime.

Johnson set up Gattinella for the first goal of the second half at 31:22 before Larrimore found the twine for the second time on the night at 32:34.

Cuscovitch and Jenny Schiff each score twice in a 6-0 run to increase the Columbia lead to 14-4. Larrimore ended the scoring with an 8-meter goal with 40 seconds remaining to complete her hat trick.

The Lions started the game with two goals to take a 2-0 lead. Johnson found the twine 29 seconds into the game and Cuscovitch scored unassisted at 10:06.

The Mount answered right back with two goals to tie the game at 2. Larrimore scored unassisted at 11:17 and Diaz converted a free-position attempt at 12:36, but Columbia scored the next four goals and 12 of the final 15 tallies to earn the victory.

Brigid McTavish (Mount Airy, Md./South Carroll) made 11 saves in the loss. Price had a team-high two caused turnovers and five ground balls while Diaz had a career-high seven draw controls.

Mount St. Mary's returns to action on Mar. 7 at Drexel. Match time is 4:00 p.m.

2012-03-01



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