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, as Ally Criscuolo scored their first goal just over two minutes in. St. Mary’s College would respond five and a half minutes later with Kelly Emge scoring a goal, assisted by Kate Bartholomew.
- However, just under halfway through the first half, the game suddenly exploded. With just over 16 minutes to go, Catholic’s Holly Regan scored a goal, assisted by Anna Maupin. And just over a minute later, Emge responded, tying the game at two. The Seahawks answered only 10 seconds later, Bartholomew scored another goal, putting the Seahawks in the lead for the first time.
- Maupin would 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’s Caroline Beckett scored a goal, assisted by Julia Clementi, giving them the lead and momentum heading into the half.
- Catholic’s Maupin scored the first goal of the second half, assisted by Criscuolo, but St. Mary’s College would respond in under a minute as Bartholomew and Lucy Gussio both 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’s Maupin, and although the two teams traded goals to keep the Seahawks only down by one, Catholic’s Jen Olson would score a goal, assisted by Molly Monaghan, to put them up by two for good.
Inside the Box Score
- Bartholomew, who was absolutely everywhere on the field this game, and Emge scored two goals, tying the team for the lead.
- Bartholomew also narrowly edged the team for the lead in shots; with nine, and shots on goal; with five.
- In addition, Bartholomew also tied the team with the most assists, with her and Gussio each having one.
- Finally, Bartholomew led the team in draw controls with four.
- Jodi Credit played some solid defense as she caused three turnovers.
- Aimee Uibel takes 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.