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Saints set for ECAC semifinal matchup with Rangers

Saints set for ECAC semifinal matchup with Rangers

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Marymount University women's lacrosse team earned its fourth-straight trip to the Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament semifinals and will take on Drew University on Saturday, May 11 at, host, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham; the game is set for 2 p.m.

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How we got here:

Marymount defeated Pfeiffer University in an ECAC first-round contest, 19-5, hosting the Falcons at Long Bridge Park. After taking a 4-3 lead in the first 15 minutes of the first half, the Saints pulled away with an eight-goal run to end the half. They continued to hold control, outscoring the Falcons, 7-2, in the second half, leaving little doubt for the win. Senior Jessica Crew led the team with seven goals and eight points, while junior Madison Davis added four points on two goals and two assists. Senior Holly Reik earned the victory in the cage, making seven saves on 10 shots faced.

How they got here:

Drew took a 23-10 victory over Neumann University in a first-round game, using a 15-6 first half to pull away early. Four Rangers reached at least five points in the game, with Mia Campanale leading the way with eight, including a team-high six goals. Lauren Cassella added five goals and an assist for six points, while Meliha Emini and Charly Nolting, each, had five points.

Series history:

Saturday's meeting will be the first-ever game between the Saints and the Rangers.

ECAC regulars:

The Saints have earned berths into the ECAC tournament in each of the past four seasons, reaching the semifinals all four years. In 2017, the team won the ECAC championship, while making the semifinals in 2016 and 2018.

Record breakers:

Seniors Jessica Crew and Bridgette Stacom have made their marks on the program records over their careers, and they both added to that in Wednesdays' win over Pfeiffer. Crew's eight points in the game gave her 100 on the season, setting the single-season program record; she now holds the program records for goals and points in a single season. Stacom corralled 10 draw controls against the Falcons, giving her 122 on the season and setting the single-season program record in the statistic.

What's next?

The winner of Saturday's matchup will take on the winner of the other semifinal contest between FDU-Florham and Cabrini University in the championship game; the title game is set for 1 p.m., on Sunday, May 12.