ARLINGTON, Va. – The Marymount University women's lacrosse team opened its season on Saturday afternoon, defeating Bridgewater (Va.) College at Long Bridge Park, 15-8.
Senior Bridgette Stacom had a hand in all of the Saints' first-four goals, as they built an early lead. She opened the game with a score just 24 seconds into the contest, driving down for an unassisted goal.
Stacom then converted on a free-position shot just over a minute later, before assisting senior Jessica Crew on her first score of the day for a 3-0 lead at the 26:06 mark.
After the Eagles got on the board, Stacom again scored on a free-position chance for the 4-1 edge.
The Saints continued to build their lead through the half, as Crew and senior Kelly Campbell each scored two goals in the final 21 minutes to help the team take a 10-3 lead into the half.
Crew finished the game with a team-high six points, four goals, and two assists.
At the break, the Saints led the Eagles in shots, 11-9, while converting on five-of-five free-position chances in the period.
Junior Madison Davis kept the momentum going with the first goal of the second half, but Bridgewater responded with three-straight scores.
Freshman Emily Peters netted the first goal of her career to halt the Eagle run, while Davis, Campbell, and Crew capped the scoring for the Saints in the game.
Senior Holly Reik played 53:16 in the goal, earning her first win of the year. She held strong for the Saints, making 11 saves in the game.
Stacom and Campbell each posted a four-point games, with three goals and one assist, each.
In an economical game, the Saints needed only 19 shots to score their 15 goals, while winning 14 draw controls.
Marymount will travel to Virginia Wesleyan University for its next game on Thursday, February 21; the start is set for 4 p.m.