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Lacrosse Defeats Marymount
03/28/2003

ARLINGTON, VA. — Frostburg state defeated host Marymount University this afternoon 15-9. The Bobcats scored a string of six goals late in the first half to take a 10-5 lead at the break. In the second half, FSU remained in control and tacked on five more goals for the win. Sophomore Page Macey (North County/Linthicum, Md.) led the offense with five goals and five assists.

FSU drew first blood when Macey scored her first goal at 1:49. At 3:05, the Saints replied with their first goal. At 4:59 sophomore Caitlin Howley (Damascus, Md./Damascus) scored the first of her four impressive goals off an assist from freshman Kate Nicol (Mt. Airy, Md./Glenelg).

The Saints leveled the score at 2-2 when they scored at 6:20. Macey and her offense answered back when Macey scored at 7:28 off an assist from Nicol and Howley found the net at 10:32 off a Macey assist.

Marymount then scored three straight to take the lead 5-4. The Bobcats took a time-out and after returning to the field, never allowed the Saints another chance to score more than one goal at a time or take a lead.

The Bobcats tacked-on six straight to end the half with a 10-5 lead. Macey scored at 20:10 and then again at 20:48 off an assist from freshman Kelly Duncan (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright). Just over one minute later, at 21:37, freshman Stefanie Ritz (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) found the net off another assist from Macey.

Howley added a goal at 26:25 and then again at 28:25 off an assist from Macey. Duncan capped scoring for the first stanza when she scored at 28:36.

In the second half, Marymount netted the first goal at 1:26, but Nicol kept the pressure on with her goal at 3:28. The Saints replied at 5:20, but were answered at 7:21 when senior Andrea Duffy (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool) found the net off an assist from Ritz.

Marymount added another goal at 9:56, but Macey scored shortly after at 10:49. At 14:01 sophomore Melissa Tomko (Pallotti/Laurel, Md.) found the net off a Macey assist and at 20:26, Ritz scored, again with a Macey assist. Marymount mustered up one more goal to cap scoring at 27:13 before taking the loss.

Junior goalie Sarah Shockley (Fallston, Md./Fallston) had an outstanding performance with 21 saves on the day.

"We really played like a team today," said head coach Eric Day. "We had 15 goals and ten were assisted. When Page [Macey} plays as well as she did and our offense contributes like it did, it's hard to shut us down."

Frostburg State returns to action on Thursday, April 3rd when it visits Alvernia at 4:00 p.m.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu