SPARKS, Md. – The St. Mary’s College of Maryland women’s lacrosse team traveled to the USA National Lacrosse Headquarters today to face off against the Dickinson Red Devils on Tierney Field. St. Mary’s College took an early lead against Dickinson, scoring a season-high nine goals in the second period.
St. Mary’s College – 17, Dickinson – 9
How It Happened
- St. Mary’s hit the ground running at the opening whistle, securing their first goal just 30 seconds into the game. Kelly Emge would score off an assist from Lily Davison, recording her third goal of the season. The Seahawks held position, leading eight to one in shots before the Red Devils were able to slip through and put their first goal on the board with 6:17 left on the clock. Dickinson quickly caused a turnover on St. Mary’s, leading to their second goal just under two minutes later. After putting a third goal on the board, Seahawk Lucy Gussio capitalized on a free position shot to secure St. Mary’s second goal of the game and her tenth goal of the season. Dickinson would notch one more goal with two minutes remaining in the first quarter. The Seahawks dug deep, scoring two more goals to tie the game before the buzzer sounded. Mc Mortimer claimed goal number three for the Hawks and Colin Horton clinched the fourth to close the period (4-4).
- Colin Horton caught the Red Devils on their heels with the opening draw and quickly scored the fifth goal of the match just 18 seconds into the period. Lucy Gussio stepped up for the fifth free position attempt for St. Mary’s and recorded the sixth goal of the match. Dickinson put away their fifth goal of the match with 12:31 left in the second quarter. The Seahawks went on a hot streak, scoring four goals before Dickinson called a timeout. Hailey Betch and Bella Dunigan each recorded their second goal of the season. MC Mortimer took advantage of a man-up free position shot while Kelly Emge scored on another man-up opportunity to lead the Red Devils (10-5) with three minutes left in the first half. A Goalie change at the timeout would not be able to slow down the Seahawks; Lucy Gussio, Colin Horton and MC Mortimer would each fire one last shot past Dickinson to put St. Mary’s up (13-5).
- Kelly Emge once again opened the period for the Seahawks, scoring the first goal just two minutes into play. Elodie Scala notched her second goal of the season exactly a minute later, giving the Seahawks a ten goal lead. The third quarter proved to be a defensive game for both teams. The Seahawks only notched two points and Dickinson three to enter the final 15 minutes (15-8).
- Dickinson shut St. Mary’s out for the first 10 minutes of the final quarter, only allowing the Seahawks to take one shot. At 5:48 Lucy Gussio finally broke through, recording her 13th goal of the season on a free position shot. Less than a minute later, Jayne Barkman put away her first goal of the match. The Seahawks secured their first win of the season with a final score of (17-9).
Inside the Box Score
- The Seahawks outshot the Red Devils 38 to 24. St. Mary’s put 25 of those 38 shots on goal.
- Maddie Clemmer recorded nine saves against the 18 shots Dickinson fired on goal.
- The Hawks picked up 28 ground balls over the 60 minutes of play. Rachel Freeman and Grace Spurrier collected four each in the match.
- Lucy Gussio continues to lead the Seahawks, now holding 13 goals on the season. Colin Horton tallies six goals after the third game while teammates Kelly Emge and MC Mortimer each hold five. Barkman has four goals now and Elodie Scala, Hailey Betch and Bella Dunigan each have two.
The Women’s Lacrosse team will host their home opener on March 10 at 4 pm. The Seahawks will host No.11 Messiah in the Jamie L. Roberts Stadium.