Dover, Del (March 1, 2014) – The Mount women's lacrosse team put on a dominating performance in an 18-3 road win over Delaware State at Alumni Stadium on Saturday afternoon for the Mountaineers' first win of the season. Junior Erin Seipp put together her first career five-goal game, and freshman Kelly Maloney scored the first three goals of her Mount career to lead the high-scoring offense.
The Mount (1-2) scored the first six goals of the game and cruised to a 13-1 halftime lead. Delaware State (0-4) notched two tallies in the second half, but the Mount added five more for a 15-goal difference. The 18 goals scored by the Mount are the most since an 18-0 win over the Hornets on March 4, 2013.
Mount St. Mary's held a 14-6 edge in draw controls and outshot Delaware State, 28-14. Lily O'Beirne and Megan Gluck picked up four ground balls apiece in leading the Mount to a 20-9 lead in ground balls.
The Mount got the scoring going with a pair of Seipp strikes in the opening two minutes. The advantage grew to 4-0 when Lindsay Diaz scored an unassisted goal then assisted on Maloney's first career goal with 23:32 left in the first half.
Seipp converted a free position and Maloney got on the board again off a feed from Hannah Gutcher for a 6-0 Mount edge.
Delaware State scored its first goal of the day just over 10 minutes into the game before the Mount responded with seven-consecutive goals to close the half with a 13-1 advantage heading into the locker room. Three of the Mount's goals came in the last 4:02 of the half, including the first career goal from freshman Maddy Bandomer.
Seipp and Gutcher found the back of the net early in the second half to grow the lead to 15-1. The Hornets scored again to cut the lead to 15-2 with 23:03 remaining.
The Mount's advantage improved to 17-2 with goals off the sticks of Maloney and Sam Sparr over the next 19 minutes. Delaware State scored once more, and Bandomer notched her second goal in the last two minutes of the Mount's victory to close the scoring.
In goal, sophomore Steph Rurkowski made six saves to earn her first career win, while Rhian Sellers stopped eight shots on the other end.
The Mount returns to Waldron Family Stadium to face American on Wednesday, March 5, at 4 p.m.