LOS ANGELES – The Marymount University women's lacrosse team used a second-half surge to defeat Occidental College, 10-2, on Monday afternoon.
The teams combined for three goals in the first-eight minutes of the game, as senior Jessica Crew continued her hot start to the year with two for the Saints.
Scoring the first-two goals of the game, Crew netted an unassisted score less than four minutes in and doubled Marymount's lead, 2-0, at the 23:41 mark.
The Tigers' Shai Goodman answered just over a minute later to cut the Saints' lead to 2-1.
Defense took over the first half over the final 23 minutes of action, as the teams stayed gridlocked at a one-goal differential. Senior Holly Reik made five of her eight saves in the period in the 23 minutes, including stopping a Tigers' free-position attempt with 2:06 to play to preserve the Saints' lead before halftime.
Crew lined up for a free-position shot with 1:07 left in the half, looking to extend the lead, but Neah Bois came up with the save for Occidental. The Saints took their 2-1 edge into halftime.
At the break, the Tigers led in shots, 13-5, while the Saints held a 3-1 advantage in draw controls. Marymount was also successful on 10-of-14 clears.
Less than two minutes later, the Tigers would again cut the lead back to one with a goal at the 25:19 mark.
Marymount responded with a seven-goal run, sparked by senior Kelly Campbell on a free-position chance. Campbell scored three goals in the run.
Junior Eliana Cassel followed Campbell's first just 33 seconds later on a free-position shot, before Campbell notched her second on another free-position score.
Junior Bridgette Stacom found the goal twice, including one free-position score, sandwiching Crew's third tally, building the lead to 9-2.
Campbell capped the scoring at the 4:59 mark of the second half, notching the 100th point of her career.
Crew and Campbell led the team with three goals, each, while Stacom added two.
Reik played all 60 minutes in goal, making 13 saves in the process.
The Saints will continue their road trip on Wednesday, March 13 at Pomona-Pitzer College; the game is set for 10 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.