The St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) women’s lacrosse team has been playing some of their best lacrosse of the year as of late. In fact the month of April has been tremendous for the Seahawks. They have won three out of four games (as of April 15) and their sole loss was to the seventh best team in the nation, York College.
On April 15, the Seahawks defeated Frostburg State University 19-5 for their senior game. SMCM recognized seniors Maribeth Anderson (defense), Gabby Beese (attacker), Lacey Brown (attacker), and Megan Cannon (midfielder). During their time at SMCM, these seniors helped guide the program to the 2016 NCAA tournament, a 2016 conference title game, and an overall record of 45-25.
On their senior day, Anderson tallied one assist, Beese added two goals and four assists, Brown added one goal and one assist and Cannon scored twice with one assist and a team high four ground balls. As a result, all four seniors ended up getting points in the team’s big win over Frostburg, according to smcmathletics.com.
Sophomore midfielder Kate Bartholomew led the team in scoring in the game, finishing with four goals on the day. Sophomore midfielders Jodi Credit and Shannon Kirk also each contributed two goals in the victory.
In goal, junior Emma Brown collected her seventh win of the year while stopping eight out of the eleven shots she faced.
Earlier in April, the Seahawks played one of their most exciting games of the year, against Marymount University. SMCM opened up this game with a a 4-1 lead at just over the halfway point in the first half. The Seahawks held on to an 8-5 lead at half time. However, Marymount went on a 4-1 run of their own to tie the game at nine a piece with twenty minutes left in the game. After Marymount took a 12-10 lead with just over ten minutes remaining, both Bartholomew and Credit found the back of the net to tie the game. The score remained tied at the end of regulation, so the two teams went into overtime. Cannon then scored the game winner, the fourth of her career, just over fifty seconds into the extra period, according to smcmathletics.com.
The Seahawks followed up this stunning win just two days later with a 20-4 victory against Southern Virginia University (SVU). In the SVU match, Lacey Brown tallied her 100th career point as a Seahawk as she scored two goals and had two assists. After taking an early 6-0 lead, SMCM never stopped the momentum. Bartholomew finished with five goals, her career best, and first year attacker Sophia Mense added three goals and three assists in her first collegiate match, according to smcmathletics.com.
Following their match against Washington College on April 16, the Seahawks will take on Wesley College (April 18) and Salisbury University (April 25) to close out the season. Currently they sit at a 7-7 record, with a 3-3 record in conference (as of April 15). Victories in these final two Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) matches will put SMCM in a strong position heading into the conference tournament.