Gesner Nets 100th Point as Seahawk Women's Lacrosse Takes down McDaniel

Meg Gesner '17
Meg Gesner '17

For Immediate Release · Wednesday, March 22, 2017 · nmoran@smcm.edu

St. Mary's City, Md. – Three Seahawks tallied four points in leading the St. Mary's College of Maryland women's lacrosse team to their fifth win of the season Wednesday afternoon. Team captains Meg Gesner (Severna Park, Md./Severn) and Megan Cannon (Reisterstown, Md./Notre Dame Prep) and junior attacker Lacey Brown (Monkton, Md./Hereford) all notched four points as St. Mary's posted a 13-11 non-conference win over McDaniel College.

Gesner picked up her 100th career point with her third goal of the afternoon as she finished the game with four points on three goals and an assist.

St. Mary's 13, McDaniel 11

How It Happened

  • Senior midfielder Erika Kopf (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis), L. Brown, and Cannon all found the back of the net to give the Seahawks a 3-0 lead at 25:32. Sophomore attacker Kotelchuck (Crofton, Md./Elizabeth Seton) halted St. Mary's run with her 10th goal of the season at 23:53.
  • After Kotelchuck's goal, scoring took on the ratio of two St. Mary's goals to one McDaniel tally and the Seahawks claimed a 9-4 advantage at halftime. Both Gesner and L. Brown recorded hat tricks in the first half.
  • Having tallied the final goal of the half, McDaniel continued its momentum into the start of the second stanza and notched the first three goals to close the gap to 9-7 at 18:43. The Green Terror run was stopped when Gesner found L. Brown for her fourth goal of the game at 17:48. However, over three minutes later, Kotelchuck struck again to keep McDaniel within two.
  • St. Mary's doubled up its lead at 5:52 behind goals from senior captain Abbey Harrison (Easton, Md./Easton) and Cannon. The Green Terror pulled within two once again with 49 seconds left as juniors Emily Brownawell (Sparks, Md./Oldfields) and Olivia Geiger (Ellicott City, Md./Marriotts Ridge) scored within a minute and six seconds of each other.
  • Sophomore attacker Ali Collie (Glen Arm, Md./Dulaney) would score an empty-net goal with 23 ticks on the clock to deflate McDaniel's rally.

For St. Mary's (5-5)

  • L. Brown paced the Seahawks with a career-best four goals while Cannon contributed three goals and an assist plus game-bests of three ground balls and two caused turnovers.
  • Collie chipped in a goal and two assists while first-year midfielder Kate Bartholomew (Galena, Md./Kent County) won a game- and season-best six draw controls.
  • Sophomore goalkeeper Emma Brown (Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Valley) registered a career-best 10 saves for the second time while adding a game-best two caused turnovers.
  • St. Mary's edged the Green Terror in shots, 28-27, and hustled to a 17-13 margin in ground balls.

For McDaniel (5-2)

  • Scorers (G-A): Brownawell (3-2); Geiger (3-1); Kotelchuck (2-0); Annemarie Duerr (1-1); Abby Phillips (1-0); Olivia Maenner (1-0); Megan Quattrone (0-2)
  • Goalie: Elizabeth Collyer (8 saves, 13 GA, 60:00)
  • McDaniel held the advantage in draw controls, 14-11.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • St. Mary's will be back in action at home this Saturday, March 25 when the Seahawks welcome Wesley College (5-2, 0-2 CAC) to Seahawk Stadium for a Capital Athletic Conference tilt at 1:00 p.m.

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