ST. MARY'S' CITY, Md. - Senior midfielder Caitlin Katchmar led the Seahawks with a career-high eight goals as the St. Mary's College of Maryland women's lacrosse team (8-7, 2-2 CAC) defeated the Christopher Newport University Captains (8-9, 2-4 CAC) by a final score of 18-12 on Wednesday (Apr. 17) afternoon.
St. Mary's - 18, Christopher Newport - 12
How It Happened
The first half was highly competitive and had the Seahawks take an 8-7 lead into halftime. Katchmar started the scoring just over a minute into the game, netting a goal off of a free position shot. Next, the Captains put together a 5-2 stretch and held a 5-3 lead over the Seahawks with 17:40 remaining in the opening half.
Trailing by two scores, the Seahawks grabbed the advantage with a five goal scoring burst. Jayne Barkman, Ali Collie, and Katchmar (3) fired shots into the back of the cage during the run. However, the Captains finished the half on a high note with back-to-back scores.
The second half of action was dominated by St. Mary's College of Maryland as the Seahawks outscored the Captains 10-5. St. Mary's College began the final half of regulation on a 9-2 run to take a commanding 17-9 lead. Katchmar, Sydni Thacker, Kate Bartholomew, Collie, and Lucy Gussio all beat the opposing goalkeeper for scores during the run. The Captains outscored the Seahawks 3-1 the rest of the way, but the Seahawk lead was too much to overcome.
Inside the Box Score
As mentioned, Katchmar led the Seahawks on the offensive end with a career-best eight goals. Collie followed with five points off of three goals and two assists.
Stephanie Heffron made an impact on the defensive end of the field, leading the team with four ground balls, three caused turnovers and adding three draw controls. In goal, Emma Brown collected 12 saves.
Up Next for the Seahawks
Apr. 20 at Frostburg St. - 12:00 p.m. | Capital Athletic Conference contest | Bobcat Stadium
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