WINCHESTER, VA – St. Mary’s set out to face off against the Shenandoah Hornets Saturday afternoon. The Seahawks went shot for shot with the hornets, each team ripping 23 shots on goal. However, the Seahawks couldn’t get past the Hornets and fell just short of victory. Shenandoah pulled away from St. Mary’s in the fourth quarter to clinch the win. 

How it Happened

  • Shenandoah denied the Seahawks in the opening 15 minutes, not allowing a single shot to get through. The Hornets fired nine shots on Seahawk goali , Maddie Clemmer. Clemmer came up with three saves in the period as well as a ground ball to slow the hornets roll (0-4). 
  • The Seahawks came back with vengeance in the second period, out scoring the Hornets six to five. Lucy Gussio notched the first point for the Seahawks in the opening 30 seconds of the quarter. The second goal came just two minutes later from Seahawk Bella Dunigan, her first of the season. After the Hornets gained their fifth goal, Colin Horton capitalized on a free-position shot for St. Mary’s, closing the gap to just two points. The Seahawks scored their next two goals just over a minute apart from each other. Goal number four came from senior attack, Kelly Emge. Seahawk Elodie Scala put away the fifth goal for the Hawks with an assist from Lucy Gussio. Gussio went on to record the sixth and final goal of the quarter for St. Mary’s. Shenandoah held onto their lead entering the second half (6-9). 
  • St. Mary’s found their rhythm and out scored the Hornets again in the third period, tallying five points to Shenandoah’s four. Shenandoah scored first, putting up two points in the first three minutes of play. Lucy Gussio led the way for the Hawks, earning her sixth goal of the season and seventh point of the match with 10:21 left in the period. Shenandoah gained two more points before Gussio would score again for the Hawks. After Gussio put away goal number eight, the Seahawks held the advantage for the remainder of the quarter, scoring three more goals before the buzzer sounded. Hailey Betch attained goal nine just 16 seconds after Gussio’s. Lucy Gussio continued to dominate the period, scoring the final two goals of the period to put the Seahawks just two points behind the Hornets (11-13). 
  • Kelly Emge made the 12th and final goal for the Seahawks in the beginning of the fourth quarter. The Seahawks wouldn’t capitalize on another shot for the remainder of the game. Shenandoah secured their win with three more goals in the nine minutes of play that remained after Emge’s point. (12-16). 
Lucy Gussio vs Shenandoah University Credit: Bill Wood / St. Mary's College of Maryland

Inside the Box Score

  • Lucy Gussio now leads the Seahawks with nine goals across the first two games of the season. Scoring a stellar six points in this game alone. 
  • St. Mary’s picked up 18 ground balls in today’s contest, collecting three more than the Hornets. 
  • Lucy Gussio leads the Hawks with nine goals this season. Colin Horton notched her third goal of the season today. Kelly Emge stands with two goals while teammates Elodie ScalaBella Dunigan and Hailey Betch recorded their first goal of the season. 
  • Maddie Clemmer made seven saves in the 60 minutes of play. 

Up Next

The St. Mary’s Women’s Lacrosse squad will head to Tierney Field at the US Lacrosse National Headquarters in Sparks, MD on March 4th. The Seahawks will line up against the Dickinson Red Devils in a non-conference contest. The game is set to start at 6 PM.

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