April 9, 2014

Women’s Lacrosse Ties Second Most Wins in Program History

Dover, Del. – Marymount University's women's lacrosse team tied the program record for second most wins in a season with eight in a 20-6 road victory over Wesley in Capital Athletic Conference action on Wednesday afternoon.  The Saints improve to 8-4 overall and even their league record to 2-2 on the season.

Four Saints recorded hat-tricks led by Molly Maher and Megan McGuirk with four goals each.  Taylor Johnson and Jacki Belker both added three goals in the win while Stephanie Keane added a pair.  Emily Beck, Meghan Higgins, Catherine Powell and Chelsea Ritter each tallied lone goals as well.

Maher added four assists for a career-high eight points while McGuirk and Belker both had a pair. Natalie Tinkham, Powell, Johnson and Ritter each added one.

Marymount took the initial lead with the opening goal in the first minute before the Wolverines (4-7, 0-5 CAC) responded with three of the next four goals to lead 3-2 at the 24:59 mark.  The Saints took control from there, outscoring Wesley 12-1 the rest of the half to take a 14-4 lead into halftime.

In the second half, both teams traded goals over the first 10 minutes of the frame before the Blue and White shut down their hosts the rest of the way.  Marymount closed the game out with four unanswered goals n the final 15 minutes of action.

Marymount dominated on draw controls, winning 19-of-28 opening tosses.  Tinkham led the way with five, Powell had four and Maher added three.

Defensively, Maher was credited with three caused turnovers while Powell and Belker both had two.  Maher also collected five ground balls to pace the Saints.

In goal, Kiki Niebuhr and Tylar Abrams split time between the pipes in the win.  Niebuhr hauled in a pair of saves in the win while Abrams added four in relief.

Jorden Lutz led Wesley with two goals.

Marymount returns to action on Saturday as it closes out its home schedule against CAC newcomer Christopher Newport.  Game time is set for 2 p.m. and fans can follow the action online at www.MarymountSaints.com.