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News Release, St. Mary’s College Athletic Communications Intern, Cameron Frank
ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. – St. Mary’s College of Maryland women’s lacrosse (2-0) electrified the St. Mary’s College faithful in their home opener by crushing Randolph-Macon College (1-1) 17-4 on Wednesday (Feb. 19) evening. While the game started off close with each team trading two goals, the Seahawks suddenly got blisteringly hot twelve minutes in as they scored thirteen straight unanswered goals. By the time Randolph-Macon could finally respond, it was much too late. With this thirteen point victory, the Seahawks are now riding a tsunami of positive momentum for this season.
St. Mary’s College – 17, Randolph-Macon – 4
How It Happened
- This game did not appear as if it would turn into a blowout early on. In fact, it appeared as if it would be a shootout. Susanna Schmidt of the Seahawks drew first blood, assisted by Lucy Gussio, just over a minute into the game. 40 seconds later, McKenzie Hynson of Randolph-Macon found the back of the Seahawks’ net. Kate Bartholomew responded two minutes later with another goal, putting the Seahawks up by one.
- Bartholomew’s goal seemed to wake both defenses up, as it would take eight and a half minutes for another goal to be scored. Randolph-Macon’s Erin Mattone broke the drought by scoring a free position goal, tying up the game.
- However, Mattone’s goal caused St. Mary’s College to become absolutely white-hot. Just over 40 seconds later, Gussio scored a goal, assisted by Nancy Slaughter, with just over 18 minutes to go in the half. The Seahawks spent those 18 minutes firing on all cylinders and scoring nine additional goals: an average of one goal every two minutes.
- That white-hot streak even continued after the half, as the Seahawks would score three more goals in the first six and a half minutes of the second half, concluding with Gussio scoring an unassisted goal to put the Seahawks up by thirteen.
- At this point, the Seahawks finally cooled down and the game would go thirteen minutes without another goal. This goal would be scored by Randolph-Macon’s Bella Samper, assisted by Natalie Webster, ending the Seahawks run of unanswered goals and cutting their deficit to twelve.
- St. Mary’s College would score two more goals before Randolph-Macon’s Webster at least ended the game for them on a positive note by scoring a goal with twenty-two seconds remaining in the second half.
Inside the Box Score
- Kelly Emge had a breakout game, leading the team with six goals and nine shots on goal. She also tied with Bartholomew for the lead in shots, with both taking nine.
- Slaughter led the team in assists with a solid three.
- Bartholomew caused four turnovers, narrowly beating out Alyssa Demski‘s three caused turnovers.
- Stephanie Heffron led the team with four successful draw controls.
- Aimee Uibel picks up her second win as goalkeeper, this time saving six out of the ten shots on her goal.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Feb. 22 at McDaniel | 1:00 p.m. | Kenneth R. Gill Stadium