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Women’s Lacrosse Decisively Picks up First Win of Season

Sunday, March 11, 2012
Arlington, Va. – Marymount University’s women’s lacrosse team earned its first win of the 2012 season with a 21-12 victory over visiting Sweet Briar on Sunday afternoon. The Saints rallied from a two-goal halftime deficit to score 16 goals in the second en route to the win.

Nine different Saints scored in the game including six players with at least two goals. Courtney Oehl led the way with five goals while Stephanie Flood, Tancy Weatherford and Taylor Johnson each added a hat-trick with three. Megan McGuirk and Lindsay Quinn both chimed in with a pair of goals while Molly Maher, Catherine Powell and Jacki Belker each scored as well.

Marymount (1-3) spread the ball out as well, assisting on 12 of its 21 goals. Flood and McGuirk each recorded three while Quinn and Weatherford added a pair.

Sweet Briar (2-3) scored the game’s first two goals before the Saints rallied off four-straight to take a 4-2 lead halfway through the opening frame. The Vixens responded by scoring five of the six goals the rest of the stanza to take a 7-5 lead into the break.

Marymount dominated the second half, outscoring SBC 16-5 in the frame. Three quick goals tied the game and gave MU the lead before the Vixens tied it back up at 8-8. A pair of back-to-back goals from Johnson put the Saints up for good and started an 8-1 scoring run over an 11 minute span to seal the win for the Blue and White.

Defensively, Cecilia Pasqaule forced five turnovers while Maher added four. Maher led the Saints with seven ground balls and Flood added four.

In goal, the Saints split duties with Lourdes Lanzas taking the first half and Kiki Niebuhr between the pipes in the second. Both keepers collected four saves on the day while Niebuhr earned her first career victory after allowing just five second half goals.

Sam Schwartz led the Vixens with a game-high six goals.

Marymount returns to action as it travels to face Susquehanna in Selinsgrove, Pa., on Wednesday night.