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Women's lacrosse falls to Marlins in first road game of the year

Women's lacrosse falls to Marlins in first road game of the year

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Marymount University women's lacrosse team fell on Thursday afternoon, 13-8, to Virginia Wesleyan University on the road.

It only took one minute for the Saints to find the back of the net, as senior Jessica Crew gave the Saints a 1-0 lead.

The teams continued to score early and often, as the Marlins answered with two goals to grab their first lead, before senior Bridgette Stacom tied the score, 2-2. Stacom, then, assisted Crew to regain the advantage for Marymount, 3-2, with less than five minutes off of the game clock.

Two more goals by the Marlins gave the game its third lead change in the first ten minutes of play, but freshman Emily Peters tallied her first goal to knot the score, 4-4.

After Virginia Wesleyan grabbed another two-goal lead, Stacom added her second goal, and the teams traded goals over the final minutes of the half. Junior Madison Davis scored for the Saints, but the Marlins took an 8-6 lead into halftime.

At the break, the Marlins held a 15-11 lead in shots and a slight 8-7 edge in draw controls.

Davis added her second goal to start the second half to get the Saints back to within one score.

However, the Marlins responded with a four-goal run to take control of the game.

Senior Kelly Campbell scored on a free-position chance for the Saints' final tally, but Virginia Wesleyan held on for the win.

Stacom and Crew led the way in the game with three points on two goals and an assist, each.

Senior Holly Reik played the whole game in goal for Marymount, making 10 saves and leading with five ground balls. She also tied with Crew to lead the team with two caused turnovers.

The Saints return home on Saturday, February 23 to host Guilford College at Long Bridge Park; the opening draw is set for 12 p.m.