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PREVIEW: Women's lacrosse prepared to travel to Cabrini for Atlantic East semifinal game

PREVIEW: Women's lacrosse prepared to travel to Cabrini for Atlantic East semifinal game

ARLINGTON, Va. – The third-seeded Marymount University women's lacrosse team is set for an Atlantic East Conference tournament semifinal game at second-seeded Cabrini University on Wednesday, May 1; the opening draw is set for 4 p.m.

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How we got here:

The Saints finished the regular season with a 4-2 record in conference play to earn the third seed and the right to host a first-round contest. Marymount took on sixth-seeded Gwynedd Mercy University at Long Bridge Park in a 22-11 victory to advance to the semifinals. Senior Jessica Crew paced the team with eight goals and nine points, needing only eight shots in the game. She did all of her damage in the first half, as the Saints took control early. Senior Bridgette Stacom and junior Eliana Cassel each added four goals.

How they got here:

The Cavaliers earned the tournament's second seed and a first-round bye with a 5-1 record in Atlantic East play. Cabrini won the final-four games of its conference schedule, ending the year with an 18-4 victory over Immaculata University. Dana Carlson netted nine goals and added two assists to lead the team with 11 points in the win.

Last time we met:

Marymount and Cabrini met on Wednesday, April 17 at Long Bridge Park in a 20-8 victory for the Cavaliers. Cabrini put away 14 goals in the first half to take early control and never looked back. Ashley Tutzauer led the Cavaliers with six goals and two assists in the game, while Crew put away a hat trick for the Saints.

Top of the class:

The Marymount senior class has made its mark in the program record books this season, with attackers Jessica Crew and Kelly Campbell, midfielder Bridgette Stacom, and goalkeeper Holly Reik all moving into program top-10 rankings.

Crew is having a career year for the Saints, setting the single-season program record for goals, currently sitting at 82 on the year. Her 90 points is third all-time for a single season. For her career, Crew is the all-time program leader with 244 goals, while ranking second in points (279) and ninth in draw controls (129).

Stacom took over the No. 1 spot in program history in draw controls, this season, with 270 on the year. She also has moved into the top 10 with 156 points (seventh), 128 goals (fourth), and 70 caused turnovers (fifth).

Campbell has moved up the offensive ranks, currently sitting at No. 11 in the program with 136 points and is tied for 10th with 101 goals. Her 35 career assists is tied for 11th, with Crew.

In the cage, Reik hit the 600 save mark for her career this year, and currently is No. 2 in program history with 691 saves.

What's next?

The winner of Wednesday's matchup will move on to the first-ever Atlantic East championship game against the winner of the other semifinal contest between top-seed Marywood University and fourth-seed Neumann University. The championship game is set for Saturday, May 4 at the highest remaining seed's field; the start time is to be determined.