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Career days for Crew, Stacom lead Saints past Mighty Macs, 20-8

Career days for Crew, Stacom lead Saints past Mighty Macs, 20-8

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Marymount University women's lacrosse team hosted Immaculata University in an Atlantic East Conference matchup on Wednesday, coming out with a 20-8 win at Long Bridge Park.

The Mighty Macs opened with the game's first-two goals, but junior Madison Davis found senior Jessica Crew for the Saints' first goal to start a 7-0 run.

Freshman Emily Peters tied the game with an unassisted tally, before Crew's second gave the Saints the lead, which they would hold for the rest of play.

Peters found the back of the cage for her second, on an assist from Crew, to keep the offense rolling. Unassisted scores from senior Bridgette Stacom and junior Eliana Cassel continued the stretch, before senior Kelly Campbell found Crew to cap the run for a 7-2 lead.

Immaculata cut the lead to three with two more goals, but Stacom would tally three goals in the rest of the half, with Crew notching two more, to lead the way, as the Saints took a 13-5 lead into halftime. Four of the goals came in the final 1:38 of the period.

At the break, Marymount led in shots, 18-9, and draw controls, 15-4, while scoring on both free-position chances in the half.

Crew and Stacom continued to power the offense, with a goal each just 10 seconds apart in the first three minutes of the second half, to give Marymount a 15-6 edge.

The Mighty Macs would break almost 14 minutes of scoreless play with a goal, but the Saints' offense would come alive to close the game convincingly.

Peters took a pass from Cassel to begin a 5-1 run for Marymount in the final 10:36 of the game.

Crew tallied three of the goals in the stretch, on the way to a career-high nine.

Freshman Liza Ervin would find the goal for the second time in her career, as well, as the Saints capped the win.

Crew's nine goals and 10 points, also a career high, led the team, while Stacom added five goals and two assists for a career-high seven points. With 146 career points, Stacom moves into the No. 9 spot in program history.

Senior Holly Reik earned the win in the cage, playing the first half and making three saves. Junior Meagan Gagnon played the second half and made six saves.

The Saints will travel to Atlantic East-foe Neumann University for their next game on Saturday, April 13; the opening draw is set for 1 p.m.