ARLINGTON, Va. – The Marymount University women's lacrosse team used a fast start on Saturday afternoon against Guilford College at Long Bridge Park on the way to a 11-7 victory.
The Saints scored the first-five goals of the game, with senior Kelly Campbell scoring three and assisting another.
Campbell capitalized on a free-position shot less than a minute in for a 1-0 lead. She then found senior Jessica Crew for a man-up score just over two minutes later.
Campbell found the back of the net twice more in the first 12 minutes of the game, sandwiching an unassisted score by junior Eliana Cassel; the Saints held the 5-0 advantage with 18:34 to play in the first half.
After the Quakers got on the board, freshman Taylor Young cut through the Guilford defense for the first goal of her career.
Campbell, Cassel, and senior Bridgette Stacom all found the goal in the remainder of the half to give Marymount a 9-2 lead at the break. Campbell finished the game with a career-high five goals and two assists to lead the team with seven points.
At the break, senior Holly Reik had eight saves in goal for the Saints, while the team led in ground balls, 11-6. The Saints also scored on 3-of-4 free-position chances.
After almost nine minutes of scoreless action to start the second half, the Quaker's scored twice to cut into the Marymount lead.
However, Crew answered with a man-up score, marking the 200th point of her career.
Campbell added her fifth score for the Saints' final tally, as they held on for the win.
Reik earned the win in goal, playing the first half, while junior Meagan Gagnon played the second half, making four saves.
The Saints will return home to Long Bridge Park for their next game, on Wednesday, February 27, hosting Elizabethtown University; the game is set for 7 p.m.