Written by SMCM Athletic Communications Intern, Cameron Frank
ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. – On the annual “Play Like Jamie” game, the St. Mary’s College of Maryland women’s lacrosse team (3-1) used Jamie’s memory to help inspire them throughout it. And they would need that inspiration since this game was an absolute battle.
Both teams fought hard and the lead constantly changed, but with 10 minutes left, Catholic scored a goal to put them up by two. And unfortunately, that was the last goal scored. St. Mary’s College couldn’t respond quickly enough to cut into that deficit, so they took their first loss of the season by a final score of 8-6.
How It Happened
- Catholic would get off to a fairly quick start, asAlly Criscuoloscored their first goal just over two minutes in. St. Mary’s College would respond five and a half minutes later withKelly Emgescoring a goal, assisted byKate Bartholomew.
- However, just under halfway through the first half, the game suddenly exploded. With just over 16 minutes to go, Catholic’sHolly Reganscored a goal, assisted byAnna Maupin. And just over a minute later,Emgeresponded, tying the game at two. The Seahawks answered only 10 seconds later,Bartholomewscored another goal, putting the Seahawks in the lead for the first time.
- Maupinwould tie Catholic back up with seven minutes to go, and it looked as if the game would go into the half tied. But, with just over a minute to go, Catholic’sCaroline Beckettscored a goal, assisted byJulia Clementi, giving them the lead and momentum heading into the half.
- Catholic’sMaupinscored the first goal of the second half, assisted byCriscuolo, but St. Mary’s College would respond in under a minute asBartholomewandLucy Gussioboth scored goals; separated by thirty seconds, to tie the game up once more at five.
- This tie would be broken eight minutes later by Catholic’sMaupin, and although the two teams traded goals to keep the Seahawks only down by one, Catholic’sJen Olsonwould score a goal, assisted byMolly Monaghan, to put them up by two for good.
Inside the Box Score
- Bartholomew, who was absolutely everywhere on the field this game, andEmgescored two goals, tying the team for the lead.
- Bartholomewalso narrowly edged the team for the lead in shots; with nine, and shots on goal; with five.
- In addition,Bartholomewalso tied the team with the most assists, with her andGussioeach having one.
- Finally,Bartholomewled the team in draw controls with four.
- Jodi Creditplayed some solid defense as she caused three turnovers.
- Aimee Uibeltakes her first loss as goalkeeper as she saved eleven out of nineteen shots on her goal.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Feb. 29 vs. Dickinson | 4:00 p.m. | at US Lacrosse Hall of Fame – Sparks, Md.