ARLINGTON, Va. – The Marymount University women's lacrosse team earned a trip to the Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament semifinals on Wednesday, defeating Pfeiffer University, 19-5, at Long Bridge Park.
The Falcons only needed 40 seconds to score the game's first goal, but junior Eliana Cassel quickly tied the game on a free-position score just eight seconds later. The goal sparked a 4-0 run for the Saints, with Cassel and senior Jessica Crew each scoring two goals.
Pfeiffer cut the lead to one, 4-3, but two more goals from Crew began an eight-goal run to close the half.
After senior Kelly Campbell found the back of the net for a 7-3 lead, on an assist from junior Madison Davis, Davis netted two-straight scores. She tallied her fourth-straight point on the team's next score, assisting freshman Taylor Young for a 10-3 edge.
Crew and Young each added another goal before the break, as the Saints led 12-3 at halftime.
At the half, Marymount led in shots, 18-13, draw controls, 10-6, and ground balls, 11-6. The team also converted five-of-eight free-position chances.
Crew continued her big day with the Saints' first goal of the second half just under five minutes into the period to reach the running clock. She finished the game with seven goals and one assist for eight points, which brought her season total to 100 points and set the single-season program record for points.
The Saints continued to roll in the second half, outscoring the Falcons 7-2, as Crew and senior Bridgette Stacom each scored twice in the period.
Stacom had a strong game at the draw, as well, coming away with 10 draw controls and setting the single-season program record with 122 draw controls on the year.
Senior Holly Reik played over 35 minutes in goal to earn the win, making seven saves.
Davis finished second on the team with four points on two goals and two assists, while Stacom added three points (two goals, one assist).
With the win, the Saints will now take on the winner of another first-round game between Drew University and Neumann University in the semifinal round on Saturday, May 11; the opening draw is set for 11 a.m., at host Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham.