St. Mary’s City, Md. –The St. Mary’s College of Maryland women’s lacrosse team wrapped up regular-season action on a rainy Wednesday afternoon. St. Mary’s (8-9, 4-4 CAC) made it a game in the second half but could not power past No. 3 Salisbury University (16-1, 8-0 CAC) in a 20-8 Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) loss.

The Seahawks will now turn their attention to the 2018 CAC Women’s Lacrosse Championship Tournament which begins this Saturday, April 28 with first-round action. No. 5 seed St. Mary’s will travel to Newport News, Va., on Saturday to face No. 4 seed Christopher Newport University at 5:00 p.m. The Seahawks will look to avenge their heartbreaking 14-13 regular-season road loss to CNU on March 31.

How It Happened

  • Salisbury flew out to a 9-0 advantage at 13:47 before junior midfielderCaitlin Katchmar(Phoenix, Md./Hereford) interrupted the run with her 34th goal of the season off an assist from senior captainGabby Beese(Towson, Md./Notre Dame Prep). The Sea Gulls would tack on two more to stake an 11-1 margin at halftime.
  • The Seahawks regrouped at the break and came out firing in the second half, scoring six of the first seven goals of the stanza. At one point, St. Mary’s notched five in a row asBeeseand senior attackerLacey Brown(Monkton, Md./Hereford) were on the same wavelength and combined for two goals in the 5-0 run whileL. Brownsparked the run with her 34th at 19:09.
  • After the Seahawks cut the deficit to 12-7 at 12:05, Salisbury responded with four unanswered goals to nearly double its lead to 16-7 at 9:50.
  • Junior attackerAli Collie(Glen Arm, Md./Dulaney) netted St. Mary’s final goal at 8:26 as the Sea Gulls then closed out the game on a 4-0 run.

Inside the Box Score

  • Beesepaced the Seahawks with four points on a goal and three helpers whileKatchmarandL. Browneach scored twice.
  • Senior captainMaribeth Anderson(Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) had a solid defensive game for St. Mary’s asAndersoncame up with a game- and season-best five ground balls while sophomore defenderDani MacDonald(Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) did her part with four draw controls.
  • JuniorEmma Brown(Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Valley) played well in net for the Seahawks asE. Brownmade 10 saves and scooped up three ground balls. She also caused three turnovers and recorded three of her 10 saves to keep fueling St. Mary’s run early in the second half.
  • Courtney Fegantallied game-bests of seven goals and six draw controls whileDana King(4g, 4a) andKrissy Murphy(2g, 6a) each notched a game-high eight points.Gianna Falconeimproved to 12-1 on the season with nine stops, including eight in the first half, while giving up two goals in 37:09 minutes of action.

Game Stats

  • Shots:St. Mary’s 28, Salisbury 36
  • Ground Balls:St. Mary’s 23, Salisbury 22
  • Draw Controls:St. Mary’s 8, Salisbury 21
  • Free-Position Shots:St. Mary’s 1-9, Salisbury 2-6
  • Saves:St. Mary’s 10, Salisbury 12
  • Caused Turnovers:St. Mary’s 8, Salisbury 7
  • Turnovers:St. Mary’s 17, Salisbury 19
Emma Brown ’19 – Photo Credit: Bill Wood

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Apr. 28 at Christopher Newport (9-8, 5-3 CAC) – CAC Tournament First Round – 5:00 p.m.

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By Nairem Moran ·nmoran@smcm.edu