GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - The Marymount University women's lacrosse team dropped a tough matchup with a foe it has seen in the ECAC postseason the past few seasons, Stockton University, falling 20-12 in New Jersey on Saturday afternoon.
The scoring went in favor of the Ospreys early, scoring two goal in the opening two minutes before senior Bridgette Stacom put away the first for the Saints. The trend continued through the first half, as Stockton answered with two more finishes to take a 4-1 advantage over the next four minutes, and Stacom cut the stretch with her second goal.
After another goal by the Ospreys, the Saints found some offensive momentum with back-to-back goals, one by senior Kelly Campbell off the feed by freshman Taylor Young, and a goal by junior Madison Davis. Trailing by just one, 5-4, Marymount traded goals with Stockton over the next four minutes, with junior Eliana Cassel scoring two.
Cassel's goal was followed by the game-tying goal with 11:40 left in the first half, as Davis sent a pass to senior Jessica Crew for the 7-7 finish.
Unfortunately, that would be the last time the Saints saw the game tied, seeing Stockton score four straight before the half. Freshman Brooke Balducci put the final touch on the first half with an unassisted goal with 12 seconds remaining, as the Saints trailed 11-8 at the break.
The second half was controlled by the Osprey, outscoring Marymount, 9-4, to hold out for the final decision.
Crew led the Saints with three goals, while Stacom, Campbell and Cassel each added two. Crew also led the draw control game with five wins. Senior Holly Reik tended the net for the full 60 minutes, making 17 saves.
The Saints remain on the road, traveling to former CAC foe St. Mary's College of Maryland on Wednesday, March 6. Start time is set for 4 p.m.