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Stacom scores 100th career goal, but Saints fall to Sagehens

Stacom scores 100th career goal, but Saints fall to Sagehens

CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Marymount University women's lacrosse team dropped the final game of its three-game road trip on Wednesday night, 22-13, to Pomona-Pitzer College.

The Sagehens opened the game on a 9-0 run through the first 10 minutes of play. At the 18:14 mark of the first half, senior Jessica Crew found the back of the net to get the Saints on the board.

Her goal sparked a four-goal run for Marymount, with four different scorers.

Crew assisted junior Madison Davis for the Saints' second score, before freshman Emily Peters and senior Bridgette Stacom converted unassisted chances to cut the deficit to five, 9-4. The goal for Stacom marked the 100th of her career.

After two more Pomona-Pitzer goals, the teams began trading scores over the final eight minutes of the half.

Stacom added her second, before senior Kelly Campbell netted her first. Campbell then assisted Stacom to cut the Sagehens' lead to 13-7, which they carried into halftime.

At the break, Stacom's three goals led the way for the Saints, while Campbell and Crew each tallied assists.

The Sagehens came out the break, scoring three-straight goals, but the Saints quickly answered with three of their own.

Junior Eliana Cassel scored at the 25:19 mark. Just over a minute later, Stacom netted back-to-back tallies within one minute of each other to cut the lead to 16-10. However, the Sagehens would not let the Saints get any closer, holding on for the win.

Stacom added her sixth score on the day with 15:44 to play, as she led the team in the game.

Campbell and freshman Taylor Young netted the finals goals for the Saints.

Campbell finished the game with three points on two goals and an assist, while Crew and Davis each added two points.

Junior Meagan Gagnon played 49:35 in the goal for the Saints, coming in just over 10 minutes into the first half; she made a career-high 12 saves in the game.

The Saints will return home to Long Bridge Park for their next game, taking on Lycoming College on Sunday, March 17; the opening draw is set for 12 p.m.