Courtesy Katherine Kranefeld, SJU Athletic Communications
EMMITSBURG, Md. - Paced by senior attacker Nora McCallion's five-point effort, the Hawks snapped a two-game losing streak as the Saint Joseph's women's lacrosse squad earned a 12-11 road win over Mount St. Mary's at Waldron Family Stadium on Sunday afternoon. With the victory, the Hawks improve to 3-4 while the Mountaineers fall to 0-5.
McCallion scored three goals while helping out with two assists to secure another win for the Hawks. The Hawks have had five out of their seven games this season be one-goal games. Freshman midfielder Julia Pash was also a great asset to the offense today, adding two goals and an assist for the team.
"I'm glad we pulled out the win today," said head coach Alex Kahoe following the game. "It's great to have nine people put the ball in the back of the net for us. I am excited for our team to continue to step up as we prepare for our next opponent."
Leading 11-7 with 12:15 to play in regulation, Mount St. Mary's fired off four in a row to even up the scoring, 11-11, at the 7:53 mark.
However, junior midfielder Aly Gormley fired off the eventual game-winner with 7:01 remaining in regulation to give the Hawks the win.
Around midway through the first half both teams were neck and neck, tied 3-3 with 16 minutes left, but Pash’s back-to-back goals pushed SJU to a 5-3 lead ending the first half. Mount St. Mary’s turned the ball over nine times which gave Saint Joseph’s the opportunity for 10 ground balls and 21 shots.
SJU’s defense held up a tough fight for MSM. Senior midfielder Maggie Egan had two ground balls and three draw controls, while junior midfielder Dana Garbinski had four ground balls and two draw controls.
Starting off into the second half, the Mountaineers grabbed a quick goal, but SJU gave them four in a row back. Mount St. Mary’s worked hard with later getting their own four straight goals, but they couldn’t keep the Hawks from running out with a win.
Senior goalkeeper Amelia Deibler (2-3) had 10 saves for the day while Mount Saint Mary’s took 24 shots for the game. With Mount St. Mary’s going 3-of-10 from the eight meter, Deibler really made some valuable saves.
The Mountaineers goalkeeper, Jillian Petito, made 15 saves for the day while the Hawks fired off 33 shots total. Both teams kept their aggression through the whole game which ended with 76 total fouls for both teams.
Mountaineer Sammie Knapp had four goals and one assist with help from junior Mountaineer Jannel Daufenbach, who had three goals herself.
Saint Joseph’s returns to Sweeney Field this Saturday, March 25 to host Wagner (2-6) in the Hawks' final non-conference match-up of the season. Opening draw is set for 1:00 p.m. (ET)