April 3, 2011

St. Mary's No Match for No. 9 Stanford

from press release

MORAGA, Calif. - The Saint Mary's lacrosse team was overmatched against No. 9 Stanford, losing to the Cardinal by a 20-7 score in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation action on Sunday afternoon. The Gaels held their own early, scoring three goals and trailed 6-3 with 15:05 left before Stanford closed the opening half on a 6-1 run.
With the loss, Saint Mary's drops to 2-8, 1-3 MPSF, while Stanford improves to 11-1, 3-0 MPSF. The Cardinal is now 18-0 all-time against the Gaels.

Saint Mary's was led by Mariah Walk and Julie Munroe with two goals apiece. Caroline Mahony, Nisa Orozco-McCormick and Krista Morgan also scored for the Gaels. Kathleen Worsdale recorded 12 saves in goal. Ciara Breckenridge led SMC with four groundballs while Jillian Chong, Munroe and Walk had two apiece.

Stanford was led by Sarah Flynn with seven goals, while Anna Kim scored three times. Jennifer Lang added two goals while eight other Cardinal also scored. Lyndsey Munoz, Kathy Newhouse and Catherine Swanson had three groundballs apiece.

After Stanford scored the first two goals of the game, Mahony scored for SMC to pull the Gaels within 2-1 with 26:23 left. Stanford scored four consecutive times before Orozco-McCormick and Munroe scored back-to-back goals to pull SMC within 6-3 at the 15:05 mark. Stanford ended the half on a 6-1 run to take the 12-4 lead at halftime.

In the second half, Stanford outscored SMC 8-3 as the Gaels goals were by Munroe, Walk and Morgan.

Stanford outshot SMC 46-18 and had a 20-17 edge in groundballs. Stanford held a 19-8 edge in draw controls and converted 6-of-10 free-position shots. Saint Mary's converted 2-of-4 of its free-position shots.

Saint Mary's is back in action on Wednesday, April 6 when it hosts UC Davis. The MPSF game will start at 4:00 p.m. at Saint Mary's Stadium.


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