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Saints win third straight with 16-7 victory over Presidents

Saints win third straight with 16-7 victory over Presidents

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Marymount University women's lacrosse team picked up its third-straight win on Saturday, downing Washington & Jefferson College, 16-7, at Long Bridge Park.

The Presidents scored the games first goals, taking a 2-0 lead by the 24:37 mark of the first half, but senior Jessica Crew answered less than a minute later on a feed from junior Madison Davis. The goal began a 9-2 run for the Saints that lasted the rest of the half.

Senior Kelly Campbell and junior Eliana Cassel converted on free-position chances to give the Saints a 3-2 lead, before the Presidents found the net again to tie the game.

The Saints regained the lead for good on a free-position goal by sophomore Josephine Bennett, starting a string of three goals within a minute. Crew followed with another free-position score, before Bennett assisted Davis to bring the Saint lead to 6-3.

Campbell, Davis, and Crew notched the final three tallies of the run, with Crew and Davis assisting each other on their scores to grab a six-goal lead.

The Presidents added one more before halftime, but Marymount held a 9-4 lead at the break.

At halftime, the Saints led in shots, 17-8, and draw controls, 12-2, while converting on 5-of-7 free-position shots and 8-of-9 clear attempts.

Washington & Jefferson opened the second half the same as the first with two goals early in the period.

Crew pushed the Saints lead to 10-6 on a goal assisted by Campbell. The pair combined for nine goals and 11 points in the game to lead the offense.

The final President goal came at the 18:44 mark of the second half, as the Saints ended the game on a 6-0 run.

Campbell tallied two goals in the run, while Crew notched her fifth. Senior Bridgette Stacom, freshman Taylor Young, and sophomore Caroline Wolford all found the back of the net, as well; Wolford's goal was the first of her career.

With five points in the game, Campbell moves into 13th all-time in program history with 117 career points. She finished with four goals and one assists.

Crew led the team with five goals and six points in the game, adding one assist.

Senior Holly Reik earned the win in over 55 minutes of action, making six saves.

The Saints will open Atlantic East Conference play on Saturday, March 30, traveling to Wesley College; the game is set for 1 p.m.