Arlington, Va. – Marymount University's women's lacrosse team fell 14-10 to visiting St. Mary's (Md.) in Capital Athletic Conference action on Wednesday afternoon. The Saints drop to 5-4 overall and 1-2 in league play.
Taylor Johnson led the Saints with three goals and an assist while eclipsing the 100 career points mark in the loss.
Jacki Belker added two goals and three assists, Megan McGuirk had two goals and an assist while Molly Maher notched a lone goal and two assists. Catina Boster and Natalie Tinkham both scored single goals as well for the Blue and White.
Trading goals to start the game, Marymount took early leads up 1-0 and 2-1 seven minutes into the game. St. Mary's (6-5, 2-0 CAC) took control of the half from there, scoring five unanswered goals to lead 6-2 with 13:43 remaining. The Saints then rallied with back-to-back goals to pull within 6-4 with just under two minutes remaining but the Seahawks scored two goals in the final minute to take an 8-4 lead into halftime.
Marymount scored the first goal coming out of the break only to see SMC respond with three-straight to lead 10-5 with almost 17 minutes to go. The Blue and White responded with three unanswered goals of their own to make it an 11-8 game at the 12:09 mark. St. Mary's then followed suit with another 3-0 spurt over the next 10 minutes to lead 14-8. The Saints scored a pair of goals in the final two minutes but it wasn't enough to complete a comeback.
Defensively, Kiki Niebuhr collected five saves between the pipes after coming off the bench. Maher was credited with three caused turnovers and four draw controls while Tinkham added another four draw controls.
Shelby Newman led St. Mary's with four goals and two assists.
Marymount returns to action as it travels to face CAC newcomer Southern Virginia on Saturday.