Late Comeback Falls Short for Women’s Lacrosse
Fredericksburg, Va. – Marymount University’s women’s lacrosse team trimmed a 12-goal second half deficit to just four but couldn’t complete the comeback against 17th-ranked rival Mary Washington in Capital Athletic Conference action on Wednesday. The Saints scored eight unanswered goals to close out the final 16 minutes of the game.
Tancy Weatherford led the Saints (3-7, 0-4 CAC) with five goals while Stephanie Flood added four. Lindsay Quinn and Chelsea Ritter both notched a pair of goals as well while Lori Renner added the Saints’ other goal. Flood also led MU with three assists and Renner added another.
Mary Washington (8-5, 5-1 CAC) took an early lead, scoring three goals in the first three minutes and change. The Saints responded with the first of Flood’s goals but kept trading lone scores to multiple goals by the Eagles. Quinn and Flood both scored in the final 1:11 of the first frame to push the halftime score to 10-5 in favor of UMW.
The Eagles came out firing in the second half, scoring eight of the first nine goals over the course of the opening 10 minutes of the stanza. It was all Marymount after that as the Saints dominated possession the rest of the way but couldn’t complete the comeback.
Marymount controlled the opening draws, claiming 22 of the 34 draw controls in the game. Weatherford led the way with eight while Flood added five.
Defensively, Michelle McCormick and Caitlin McAleavey both caused three turnovers while Weatherford paced the Saints with three ground balls.
In goal, Erika Dommes and Lourdes Lanzas split time, combining for 11 saves. Dommes hauled in nine in the first half while Lanzas had a pair in the second.
Marymount returns to action on Saturday at home against Wesley at 8 p.m.