News Release, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
WASHINGTON, D.C. – St. Mary’s College of Maryland women’s lacrosse (1-1) fell in heartbreaking fashion by a 17-16 final score to No. 14 Catholic University (1-1) on Wednesday (Feb. 27) evening. The Seahawks erased a seven point deficit in the second half to take the lead, but the Cardinals netted three straight goals with short time remaining for the victory.
How It Happened
- The Seahawks struck first in the contest with a goal fromNicole Kuderskiat the 28:46 mark of the opening half. Next, the Cardinals went on a six goal run for a five score advantage over the Seahawks with 12:11 remaining in the half.Ali Collietallied the Seahawks final two goals in the opening stanza and headed into halftime trailing the Cardinals 9-3.
- The second half of action was much different than the first with the Seahawks finding the back of the cage 13 times. Trailing 10-3, St. Mary’s College put together a three score burst to cut into the Cardinal lead.Caitlin Katchmarscored twice during the run andSydni Thackercapped the scoring streak with a goal of her own. Catholic responded with a goal to extend their lead to five, but the Seahawks immediately answered with another three goal run.Lucy Gussio,Katchmar, andKate Bartholomewbeat the Catholic goalkeeper for scores during the scoring burst.
- Catholic scored with 12:57 remaining in regulation and held a slim three goal lead. The Seahawks continued their scoring ways with four-straight goals to retake a 13-12 advantage with 6:25 left in the game. However, the Cardinals answered with back-to-back goals to regain the lead.
- The Seahawks and Cardinals continued to exchange blows in the final five minutes of action. St. Mary’s College strung together another three goal run with two goals fromCollieand a goal fromJodi Credit. The Seahawks led by two scores with 2:41 remaining in regulation, but it was short lived as the Cardinals tallied the final three goals to escape with the victory.
Inside the Box Score
- Katchmarled the Seahawks with a career best seven points off of five goals and two assists.Colliefollowed with four goals andGussiorecorded a season-high three goals.
- Alyssa Demskihustled for a team-high five ground balls, whileCredit,Thacker, andJayne Barkmancaused one turnover each.
- In goal,Emma Browncollected 16 saves.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Mar. 2 vs. Dickinson – 1:00 p.m. – Tierney field at Sparks, Maryland