Sports

Women Earn First Win

Lacrosse Off to a Rocky Start

The women's lacrosse team overpowered the Wagner Seahawks on Saturday, March 8 at Kessler Field. With the win, the Hawks improve to 1-3 while Wagner falls to 2-3.

MU controlled the game from start to finish. Senior attackers Stephanie AndersonDanielle Rakowitz and junior midfielder Allison Stathius each scored three goals to lead the Hawks to their first win. MU is now 18-0 all-time against their former Northeast conference rivals.

The blue and white jumped out of the gate by scoring four goals in the first five minutes of action, including two goals from Anderson. Rakowitz scored the first goal of the game at the 28:35 minute mark off an assist from junior midfielder Emily Barbieri.

Freshman attacker Alexandra Stambaugh put the Hawks up 5-0 when she scored her first career collegiate goal. MU would tally three more goals in the first to go into the half with an 8-0 lead.

The Hawks were not done yet; their lead expanded to 10-0 after freshman midfielder Claudia LaMarca scored her second goal of the game. Sophomore midfielder Marial Pierce scored on a free-position shot with 22:50 remaining in the game.

Wagner's Jessica Roberts put the Seahawks on the board when she scored an unassisted goal with 18:30 left to play. The trio of Anderson, Rakowitz, and Stathius scored three more times in the final 16 minutes to ice the game 13-4.

Hawks junior net-minder Katie Donohoe tallied 12 saves on the day. The blue and white outshot the Seahawks 30-27, including 20-7 in the first 30 minutes of play.

"We were really hungry for a win. We worked well together and I think we went after the ball a lot harder today. We fought for the draw a little bit more, I thought we handled their pressure in the midfield to get the ball up the field and our attack woke up today," said head coach Denise Wescott. "I thought our defense played very well just working together keeping their drivers off the goal cage. Katie's a good goalie, she made some really great saves too."

The Hawks return to action and will face No. 11 Towson on Saturday, March 15 at Unitas Stadium.