FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The St. Mary’s College of Maryland women’s lacrosse team (4-3, 1-3 C2C) traveled to the University of Mary Washington on Wednesday (Apr. 7) afternoon to take on the #19 Eagles (4-3, 2-1C2C). The Seahawks dropped the contest in heartbreaking fashion, falling 9-8 in triple-overtime.
#22 St. Mary’s College – 8, #19 – University of Mary Washington – 9
How It Happened
- The Eagles tallied the first score of the game, but the Seahawks responded four minutes later with a goal from Lucy Gussio to tie the game. Back-to-back goals from the Eagles gave Mary Washington a 3-1 advantage, but St. Mary’s College answered with a two goal run of their own to even the game at three. Susanna Schmidt and Gussio found the back of the cage during the run. Mary Washington once again pulled ahead with a goal, but the Seahawks finished the opening half strong with a goal from Kelly Emge. The Seahawks and Eagles headed into halftime deadlocked at four.
- St. Mary’s College grabbed their first lead of the game with a goal from Jayne Barkman at the 26:47 mark of the second half. Less than two minutes later, Mary Washington scored to once again tie the game. Next, the Seahawks used a two-goal run to jump out to a 7-5 lead. Nancy Slaughter and MC Mortimer found the back of the net during the run. The Seahawk lead was short lived as Mary Washington used a two-goal run of their own to tie the game at the 10:57 mark of the half.
- Just over a minute later, Schmidt tallied her second goal of the contest to give the Seahawks a slim 8-7 lead. The next eight minutes of play was a defensive battle as neither team could find the back of the cage until the Eagles scored with 29 seconds left in regulation. 60 minutes was not enough to determine a winner so the Seahawks and Eagles headed into overtime.
- The first two overtimes were scoreless, but Mary Washington eventually scored in the third overtime to capture the 9-8 Coast-To-Coast Athletic Conference victory.
Inside the Box Score
- Gussio led the Seahawks on the offensive end with two goals and one assists. Schmidt, Barkman, Emge, and Slaughter finished the afternoon with two points each, respectively.
- Defensively, Mary Kate Fitz-Patrick led the Seahawks with six caused turnovers, while Stephanie Heffron scooped up a team-best five ground balls. Additionally, Heffron led the team with six draw controls. In goal, Aimee Uibel collected 13 saves.
- Samantha Stachowiak led the Eagles with four goals and one assist.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Apr. 9 vs. Southern Virginia | 7 PM | Jamie L. Roberts Stadium