St. Mary's Tops Frostburg to Roll to 3rd Straight Win

Frostburg, Md. St. Mary's used an 11-goal surge in the second half to notch a 19-10 CAC win over host Frostburg State Saturday afternoon, extending its longest win streak of the season to three consecutive victories.

Junior midfielder Lauriann Parker (Woodbine, Md./Glenelg) collected a game-high seven points for the second game in a row as Parker tallied four goals and had three assists, leaving her just three points shy of her 200th career point. Fellow classmate Emily Shafer (Hollywood, Md./Leonardtown) posted another strong performance with a career-best five goals.

Senior captain Cailey Aburn (Jarrettsville, Md./John Carroll School) also recorded five points on two goals and three assists while fellow senior Lauren Bennett (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) added her third consecutive hat trick and junior midfielder Lauren Gray (Edgewater, Md./South River) dished out three assists.

Frostburg State owned a 4-3 lead at 14:46 as sophomore midfielder Malory Brunett (Clarksville, Md./River Hill) scored twice. St. Mary's unleashed five straight goals to take over the lead for good with an 8-4 margin as 29 seconds remained in the first half. Brunett struck again with 11 ticks on the clock to close the gap to 8-5 at halftime.

Brunett finished as the Bobcats' leading scorer with four goals and an assist while junior midfielder Taylor Cassatt Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) registered a hat trick and sophomore attacker Katelyn Kesecker (Gambrills, Md./Arundel) added two goals and an assist.

Cassatt struck for two of the second half's first three goals before the Seahawks rattled off five unanswered scores to stake a 14-7 advantage at 16:06. Frostburg responded with back-to-back goals to shave the deficit to five goals at 11:56. Shafer sparked a 3-0 run just 15 seconds later for a17-9 Seahawk lead at 8:04. St. Mary's closed out the game with a 2-1 spurt, including Shafer's goal with six seconds left.

St. Mary's (8-7, 4-3 CAC) was efficient on free position shots, making 4 of 7 as Parker went 2 for 2, while the Bobcats were just 3 of 8 on 8-meter shots. The Seahawks outshot the hosts, 33-25, while posting a 23-16 margin in ground balls as senior goalkeeper Colleen Simpson (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) led the way with four. However, Frostburg (4-11, 2-6 CAC) earned a 20-11 advantage in ground balls as Cassatt won five.

Simpson finished with nine saves for St. Mary's while Frostburg's goalie duo collected a total of 13 stops.

The Seahawks will be back in action on Tuesday, April 17th when St. Mary's welcomes York College of Pennsylvania (12-3, 6-1 CAC) to Seahawk Stadium in conference action at 4:00 pm.

2012-04-14



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