No. 18 St. Mary's Women's Lacrosse Rolls to CAC- and Season-Opening Win

Erika Kopf '17
Erika Kopf '17

For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · nmoran@smcm.edu

Buena Vista, Va. – Fifteen different players tallied at least one point Saturday afternoon as the 18th-ranked St. Mary's College of Maryland women's lacrosse team opened up the 2017 campaign. St. Mary's posted a convincing 21-1 victory over Southern Virginia University in its Capital Athletic Conference- and season-opener.

No. 18 St. Mary's 21, Southern Virginia 1

How It Happened

  • The Seahawks jumped out to a 4-0 lead at 25:37 before senior midfielder Zoe Bradshaw (Stevensville, Mont./Mt. Ararat) interrupted the run with Southern Virginia's only goal of the game at 23:58.
  • St. Mary's closed out the half on a 9-0 run for a 13-1 halftime advantage.
  • The Seahawk defense kept the Knights off the scoreboard for nearly 54 minutes, held them to just two shots, and caused eight of Southern Virginia's 23 miscues.
  • St. Mary's tallied eight unanswered scores in the second half, including going 3-for-3 in free-position shots, to end the game on a 17-0 run.

For St. Mary's (1-0, 1-0 CAC)

  • Junior attacker Gabby Beese (Towson, Md./Notre Dame Prep) paced the Seahawks in the dominant win with career-highs of four assists and five points.
  • Senior midfielder Erika Kopf (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) contributed two goals and a career-best two assists while senior captain Abbey Harrison (Easton, Md./Easton) chipped in two goals and an assist.
  • Junior captain Megan Cannon (Reisterstown, Md./Notre Dame Prep) scooped up a career-best six ground balls to lead the defensive effort while adding two goals.
  • Sophomore attacker Sydni Thacker (Lutherville, Md./McDonogh) won a career-best four draw controls while chipping in an unassisted tally.
  • The Seahawks posted a 26-2 advantage in shots, a 23-12 margin in ground balls, and won 17 of 24 draw controls.

For Southern Virginia (0-1, 0-1 CAC)

  • Scorer (G-A): Bradshaw (1-0)
  • Goalie: Madilyn Krauss (0 saves, 13 GA, 30:00); Keilani Torres-Lopez (1 save, 8 GA, 30:00)

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • St. Mary's will begin the home portion of its 2017 schedule on Wednesday, February 22 when the Seahawks host Virginia Wesleyan College in non-conference action at 4:00 p.m. 

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