Women's Lacrosse Caps Season with Loss to St. Mary's
ST. MARY'S CITY, MD. — St. Mary's (Md.) used four first-half goals by sophomore Karli Libertini to lead Frostburg State 13-1 at the half. Despite an impressive second-stanza that featured three goals from freshman Kelley Duncan (C.Milton Wright/Bel Air, Md.)
, the Bobcats could not pull-even behind five more Seahawk tallies that fueled an 18-7 win for St. Mary's.
The Seahawks (15-3) blew the game open when they scored the first seven goals in the first 16 minutes. The Bobcats (6-8) scored their lone goal of the first half when Duncan found the net off an assist from Andrea Duffy (Liverpool/Liverpool, N.Y.) at the 17-minute mark.
The Seahawks capitalized on six more goals to lead 13-1 at the break.
The Red and Black regrouped in the second half, scoring more goals than St. Mary's. Duffy netted the first goal in the eighth minute off a free-position shot, but just over a minute later, St. Mary's replied with a goal.
FSU answered with back-to-back goals when Stefanie Ritz (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) found the net at 10:30 off an assist from team leader Page Macey (North County/Linthicum, Md.) and then with another Duncan goal at 12:21.
St. Mary's tallied three more goals, but the Red and Black replied with three more of their own. Duncan found the net off a free-position at 26:15, and again at 27:15 off an assist from Macey.
The last Bobcat goal came from Caitlin Howley (Damascus/Damascus, Md.) at 28:02 before the Seahawks capped scoring with a goal at 29:53.
Sarah Shockley (Fallston/Fallston, Md.) had 13 saves on the day.
"I'm proud of the fact that we never quit and did such a great job on the draw controls," said head coach Eric Day. "They put a lot of pressure on us in the beginning, but when we came out for the second half and played technically correct, that pressure dissolved.
We made our adjustments and gave them a tough run. Page [Macey] was getting double-teamed every time she touched the ball and we did a great job dealing with that. Katie Binder, Kim Faust and Duncan did very well today."
The contest marked the close of the 2003 FSU Women's Lacrosse season.
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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD 21532-2303