Collie Shines as No. 18 Seahawk Women's Lacrosse Wins Home-Opener

Mackenzie Rayburn '17
Mackenzie Rayburn '17

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

St. Mary's City, Md. – Sophomore attacker Ali Collie (Glen Arm, Md./Dulaney) paced the 18th-ranked St. Mary's College of Maryland women's lacrosse team to a 15-5 non-conference win over Virginia Wesleyan College Wednesday afternoon. Today marked the home-opener for the Seahawks.

No. 18 St. Mary's 15, Virginia Wesleyan 5

How It Happened

  • St. Mary's owned a 2-0 lead at 26:19 before junior midfielder Megan Schallock (Waukesh, Wis./Mukwonago) responded for the Marlins 10 seconds later. VWC would get no closer as the Seahawks fired off nine unanswered goals to post a 12-2 halftime advantage.
  • The Seahawks extended their lead to 14-2 at 17:44 before Virginia Wesleyan reeled off three in a row, including a pair from junior midfielder Becca Winslow (Nokesville, Va./Brentsville District), to make it 14-5 with 12 ticks on the clock.
  • Junior captain Megan Cannon (Reisterstown, Md./Notre Dame Prep) put the finishing touches on St. Mary's second straight win as Cannon completed a feed from Collie for the buzzer-beating goal.

For St. Mary's (2-0)

  • Collie finished the afternoon with career-bests of five assists, six points, and two ground balls.
  • Senior midfielder Erika Kopf (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) notched three goals and an assist while fellow classmate Meg Gesner (Severna Park, Md./Severn) added a hat trick as well.
  • Senior captain Mackenzie Rayburn (Bel Air, Md./John Carroll) led the defensive effort with three ground balls and two caused turnovers while also adding a team-best three draw controls.
  • The Seahawks collected a 35-17 shot advantage and edged VWC, 18-16, in ground balls while winning the draw control battle by an 11-8 margin.

For Virginia Wesleyan (0-1)

  • Scorers (G-A): Schallock (2-1); Winslow (2-0); Jacquelyn Gabaldon (1-0); Liza Holford (0-1)
  • Goalies: Ally Bodicky (3 saves, 12 GA, 30:00); Alexis Pulliam (3 saves, 3 GA, 30:00)

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • St. Mary's will return to action at a neutral site this Saturday, February 25 when the Seahawks take on Dickinson College at Roland Park Country School in Baltimore, Maryland. First draw is at 12:00 p.m.

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