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Women's Lacrosse Cruises Past Knights To Remain Unbeaten

Women's Lacrosse Cruises Past Knights To Remain Unbeaten

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Marymount University women's lacrosse team extended their winning streak to seven games on Wednesday evening, battling past Arcadia University, 16-11, at Long Bridge Park. 

The Saints never left any doubt in the game, opening with the first three goals by freshmen Kaleigh Dunham and Riley Love and senior Madison Davis

The Knights responded with two of their own, but sophomore Taylor Young halted a comeback with her first of three goals for the evening on a free-position goal with 16:42 left in the first half. 

Sophomore Sarah Agrillo split two Arcadia goals with an unassisted finish at the 12:23 mark, then the Saints hit a five-goal stretch to closeout the first half, eventually carrying a 10-5 lead into the break. Dunham had two goals in the run, while Young, Love and Agrillo each added one. 

The second half was much more evenly matched, as each squad put up six goals over the 30-minute period. The first 15 minutes, the two squads traded a series of goals including finishes by Agrill and Young to cap off their hat tricks. 

A four-goal run by the Saints put the final touch on the victory late in the second half, kicked off by a Love free-position goal. Junior Shea Smith followed before Love notched two more goals to finish the day with a six-point performance on five goals and an assist. She was one-point shy of tying her career best of seven points, a bar she set two games ago against Alvernia with seven goals. 

Agrillo and Davis each finished with four points, while Dunham and Young added three.

Senior Meagan Gagnon protected between the pipes for the full 60 minutes, making 14 saves. In the game, she eclipsed her career high in saves for a season, already sitting at 40 through six games.

The women will hit the road for three-straight games prior to the start of Atlantic East Conference play, starting with Notre Dame (Md.) on Tuesday, March 17. Start time is set for 4 p.m.