WASHINGTON, DC– The Seahawks traveled to Catholic University to face off against the No.14 Cardinals in a match to honor former Seahawk Jamie Roberts. Roberts ’11 was a three-sport standout who was tragically killed in June 2014 while riding her bicycle across the country in a 4K for Cancer event.

Roberts garnered all-conference honors in both basketball and lacrosse and also worked as an assistant coach at Catholic. The Seahawks had seven different goal scorers in the match but could not keep pace with the cardinals who outshot them 31-18 on goal. 

How it Happened

  •  Lily Davison gained control on the opening draw and the Seahawks quickly put two shots on Catholics goalie but couldn’t get through. Cathloic then quickly followed with 3 unanswered goals before Lily Davison was able to notch the first point for the Seahawks. The Cardinals answered Davison’s goal just 30 seconds later, securing their lead (1-4). Davison went on to score her second goal of the season after collecting a ground ball from a turnover on Catholic with 3:16 remaining in the quarter. Just under one minute later teammate MC Mortimer put goal number three on the board with an assist from Nancy Slaughter. Catholic once again answered back to the Seahawks with two more goals in the final minute and a half of play to close out the opening 15 minutes (3-6). 
  • Seahawk Colin Horton stepped up for the opening draw in the second quarter and gained possession for the Hawks, allowing offense to fire two early shots on the Cardinals. Catholic fired back, scoring three goals in under 2 minutes to push the lead (3-9). After scoring their fourth goal of the quarter, St. Mary’s put themselves on the board with 8:41 remaining with a free-position shot from midfielder Jayne Barkman. Susanna Schmidt capitalized on another free position shot just two minutes later to bring the Seahawks to (5-10) with 6:45 left in the first half. St. Mary’s held strong defensively, causing four turnovers and picking up five ground balls, allowing Catholic only one more goal in the second quarter. The Seahawks began to close in on the Cardinals, scoring four goals with four minutes remaining. Lucy Gussio and Colin Horton each made their first goal of the season while Jayne Barkman and Susanna Schmidt notched their second. 
  • The third quarter proved to be a defensive game for both teams, holding each other to the lowest scoring period for the entire match. St. Mary’s would only allow four goals from the Cardinals throughout the quarter and was able to score two more points in the 15 minutes of play. Horton and Gussio would be the goal scorers for the Hawks this period, each putting up their second goal of the season to enter the fourth quarter (11-15). 
  • Catholic went back on the offensive, taking control of the opening draw. The Cardinals went on to score three goals in the ninth minute. Jayne Barkman started the scoring for the Seahawks in the fourth quarter, tallying her third goal of the season. Nancy Slaughter quickly scored the next goal for the Seahawks, putting up her first goal of the season. Gussio secured the 14th goal of the match just 28 seconds later. MC Mortimer closed out the scoring for the Seahawks, tallying the 15th and final goal of the match. 
Jayne Barkman Setting Up a Free Position Shot Credit: Bill Wood / St. Mary's College of Maryland

Inside the Box Score

  • The Seahawks tallied 35 shots in the match, 18 on goal. The Seahawks matched Catholic in free positions shots, both teams capitalizing on two of their four opportunities. 
  • St. Mary’s collected 24 ground balls, picking up three more than the Cardinals. 
  • Maddie Clemmer came up big for the Seahawks, making 10 saves in 60 minutes of play. 
  • Lucy Gussio and Jayne Barkman lead the Seahawks in scoring, leaving the match with 3 goals each. Susanna Schmidt, MC MortimerColin Horton and Lily Davison walk away with two goals each while Nancy Slaughter notched one for herself. 

Up Next

The Seahawks head back out on the road on February 26th to face off against the Shenandoah Hornets in Winchester, Va. The match is slated to begin at 1 PM. 


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