William & Mary Cruises to Victory at Stetson

DELAND, Fla. Stetson (0-4) fell to William & Mary (2-3) by a score of 21-3 on Saturday morning at the Athletic Training Center. Freshmen Danielle Horgan, Paige Levesque, and Maylis Broderick each scored for the Hatters in the defeat.

The Tribe, who play a very difficult schedule, already competed with against No. 7 Duke and No. 13 Ohio State this season. Riding a three-game losing streak before Saturday, William & Mary got out to a hot start against the Hatters.

Taelor Salmon scored the first two goals of the game within a minute and a half of each other to give the Tribe a 2-0 lead. William & Mary went on to score the first eight goals of the game before Stetson's Danielle Horgan put the Hatters on the board with 10:35 to play in the first half. Her third goal of the season, the freshman scored unassisted to make it 8-1.

After the Tribe countered with another score, the Hatters' Maylis Broderick scored on a free position to cut the deficit to 9-2 with 7:54 remaining in the first period. It marked the freshman's first career goal. William & Mary then rattled off four straight to take a 13-2 lead into halftime.

Kyrsten Mackrides, who finished the first half with back-to-back goals, scored the first goal of the second half for the Tribe. Stetson countered when freshman Paige Levesque scored off of an assist from Mary Kate O'Sullivan to make it 14-3 in favor of William & Mary. The goal was Levesque's third of the season.

William & Mary then went on to score the final seven goals of the contest, and earn the 21-3 victory. The Tribe improved to 2-3 on the season, while Stetson fell to 0-4 in its first season for the program.

Stetson freshman Whitney Meyers faced a multitude of shots from the Tribe attack, recording a season high 17 saves for the Hatters. The goalkeeper also added three ground balls and caused three turnovers in the defeat.

Defender Amanda Parker led Stetson with four ground balls, while Rachel Dumas and O'Sullivan also added three ground balls. Kelsey Gilbert chipped in with two caused turnovers for the Hatters.

Stetson will next host Presbyterian on Tuesday, March 5. The Hatters and the Blue Hose are schedule to begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Athletic Training Center.

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DeLAND, Fla. (March 2, 2013) The William and Mary lacrosse team cruised to a 21-3 victory at Stetson on Saturday morning.

The Tribe (2-3) utilized a balanced attack, as 12 different players scored at least once in the lopsided victory. Freshman Collier Campbell recorded a team-high six points (1g, 5a), while junior Taelor Salmon and sophomore Kaleigh Noon both finished with three goals and one assist apiece. Senior Kyrstin Mackrides also came up big offensively with three goals.

W&M dominated the draws, 19-7, as senior Caitlin Murphy nearly equaled a single-game school record with eight while freshman Zoe Boger totaled seven.

Defensively, senior goalie Katie Geary and junior goalie Colleen Nofi combined to allow just three goals, while senior Brett Hayes posted three caused turnovers.

The Green and Gold quickly took control of the contest and scored the game's first eight goals. Salmon and Noon both found the back of the cage three times apiece during the opening stretch.

Although Stetson (0-4) finally got on the scoreboard at the 10:35 mark, W&M closed the half on a 5-1 run to build a comfortable 13-2 advantage at the intermission.

In addition to owning a convincing lead, W&M dominated the draws in the opening stanza, 12-4.

While each team managed just one goal apiece during the first 17:47 of the second half, W&M closed the game on a 7-0 run to earn the triumph.

The Tribe will return to action when it plays at Jacksonville on Friday.

2013-03-02



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