Larrimore's Four Goals Help MSM Down Saint Francis

EMMITSBURG, Md. Kaitlyn Larrimore (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) scored four times in the first 31 minutes to help give Mount St. Mary's an 8-3 lead, and the Mount held on for a 13-10 victory against Saint Francis (Pa.) in Northeast Conference (NEC) action on Sunday.

Larrimore scored at 4:52, 8:20 and 23:46 to give the Mountaineers (3-7, 2-0 NEC) a 4-2 lead. The redshirt sophomore notched the first score of the second half at 30:43 to increase the lead to 8-3. Larrimore finished the game with four goals for the second-straight game and now leads the team with 20 markers and two assists for 22 points.

Erin Seipp (Towson, Md./Notre Dame Preparatory) added her second-straight hat trick while Esther Rufolo (Woodstock, Md./Chapelgate Christian Academy) registered two goals and an assist. Meaghan Conlon was a force all over the field, registering a career-high eight draw controls, two caused turnovers and also found the back of the net in the winning effort.

Danielle Conwell paced the Red Flash (1-7, 0-2 NEC) with two goals and two assists while Samantha Barton recorded three goals. Freshman Caitlyn Flynn kept Saint Francis (Pa.) in the game with 12 saves in the loss.

Mount St. Mary's grabbed the lead early in the first half, but had to hold on after a pair of Red Flash comeback attempts to open league play 2-0 for the second-straight year and for the ninth time in program history.

Larrimore got the scoring started when she took a feed from Hannah Gutcher (Hampstead, Md./Mount de Sales Academy) at 4:52. Conwell then set up Casey Burk at 6:50 to tie the game at 1.

The Mount scored back-to-back tallies to take the lead for good. Jen Semler (Baltimore, Md./Perry Hall) set up Larrimore at 8:20 before Seipp found the twine unassisted at 14:38 for a 3-1 edge.

After Barton (15:16) and Larrimore (23:46) traded unassisted markers, the Mountaineers scored the final three goals of the stanza to take a 7-3 lead into halftime. Seipp started the run with an unassisted tally at 26:07 before Rufolo tickled the twine unassisted at 27:35 and Semler capped the first-half scoring when she found Conlon at 28:18 for a four-goal lead.

Larrimore completed her second four-goal performance of the weekend after she took a pass from Rufolo at 30:33 for an 8-3 edge.

Saint Francis (Pa.) responded with the next three goals to make it a two-goal game. Barton scored at 32:57 and 38:25 and Conwell posted a goal at 36:44 to trim the margin to 8-6.

Lindsay Diaz (Timonium, Md./Dulaney) answered for Mount St. Mary's with an 8-meter goal at 38:44 before Rufolo found the twine unassisted 44 seconds later for a 10-6 advantage.

The Red Flash responded when Kara Ledgewood found Rachel Larson at 46:48 and Kate Simmons took a feeder from Conwell at 48:10 to once again make it a two-goal difference.

Allie Fife (Alexandria, Va./Bishop Ireton) and Aubrey Rubino (Allendale, N.J./Northern Highlands Regional) were the answer for the Mountaineers. Fife found the twine unassisted at 50:39 and Rubino notched her third goal of the week 28 seconds later to give Mount St. Mary's a 12-8 margin.

Conwell attempted to start another run for Saint Francis (Pa.) with her goal at 52:04, but Seipp capped her second collegiate hat trick with an unassisted goal 39 seconds later. Larson notched her second score of the day off a feeder from Ledgewood at 56:04, but the Mount came away with the 13-10 victory.

Brigid McTavish (Mount Airy, Md./South Carroll) made four saves. Along with Conlon, Diaz registered three ground balls, three draw controls and a caused turnover.

Mount St. Mary's heads to Quinnipiac to set up a rematch of the 2011 NEC Championship Game on Friday. Match time is 3:00 p.m.

Dave Musil, Jr.

Assistant Sports Information Director | Mount St. Mary's University

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2012-03-25



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