ARLINGTON, Va. – The Marymount women's lacrosse team surged to a 5-1 start to the season with a blistering 18-1 victory on Saturday afternoon at Long Bridge Park over Penn State University-Abington, behind a nine-point effort from senior Abby Wescott and eight points by junior Jessica Crew.
Crew's eight points tie a career best, a mark she set last season against Wesley. Wescott's nine points are the second most in her career, just behind her 12-point effort last season against Ohio Northern.
The offensive duo was not only on having a career days, as sophomore goalkeeper Meagan Gagnon had a strong day in net, sealing up her first victory in net this season with a career-high 11 saves and giving up just one goal.
The scoring game early and often against the Nittany Lions (0-3), seeing the Saints bolster a 7-0 lead less than 13 minutes into the game. With five minutes left in the first half, a finish by Crew put Marymount up by 10 to cue a running clock that would hold the rest of the way through the game.
In the second half, it remained all Saints, tacking on six more goals. On the defensive end, Gagnon turned in seven saves on all seven shots on target. Gagnon also posted a career- and game-high four ground balls, while registering a tied game-high two caused turnovers with senior defender Liah Agouras.
The Saints will continue at home on Monday, March 12, hosting Susquehanna for another non-conference match. First draw is set for 1 p.m., at Long Bridge Park.