March 2, 2013

Mount St. Mary's Women's Lacrosse Drops 13-4 Decision at Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Va. (March 2, 2013) -- The Mount St. Mary's women's lacrosse team could not overcome 10 first-half goals by Virginia Tech, falling by a 13-4 margin in Saturday's non-conference road contest at Thompson Field. 

After trailing 10-1 heading into halftime, the Mount (0-4) responded by holding the Hokies (3-3) to three second-half goals and tallied three goals all courtesy of Lindsay Diaz for a 3-3 second half score. The junior also added a first-half assist to Hayley Tomilson for the Mount's other goal. 

Virginia Tech scored the first four goals of the game before Tomilson's goal 12 minutes into the contest got the Mount on the board. During the next 30 minutes of game action spanning into the second half, the Hokies scored the next nine goals. Diaz finished with the final three goals of the second half for the Mount. 

Seven different Hokies scored on the day. Megan Will and Julia Heaps led the home side by picking up three goals and one assist apiece. 

Virginia Tech held a slight 13-12 edge in ground balls and outshot the Mount 33-12. 

Sarah Jane Leder got the start between the pipes for the Mount, making seven saves while allowing 10 goals in the first 30 minutes. Steph Rurkowski stepped in for the second half, recording one save.  For Virginia Tech, Alex Gale turned away four shots in the first half to record the win. 

Next up for the Mount is the 2013 home debut at Waldron Family Stadium against Delaware State on Monday, March 4, at 3:30 p.m. 

NOTES: The Mount falls to 0-5 all-time against Virginia Tech.