Emmitsburg, Md. (April 6, 2014) – The Mount St. Mary's women's lacrosse team was handed a 14-6 loss by Northeast Conference preseason favorite Bryant on Sunday afternoon at Waldron Family Stadium. Five different Mount players scored on the day, including Erin Seipp who netted two in defeat.
The Mount (1-10, 0-2 NEC) trailed Bryant (8-3, 2-0 NEC) by just one at 6-5 with 2:45 remaining in the first half, but the Bulldogs answered with eight of the next nine goals to pull away. Lauren Descalzo led the Bryant attack with five goals, three of which were scored in the second half.
The Bulldogs sprinted out of the gate with a pair of goals in the opening two minutes. Seipp put the Mount on the scoreboard with her first tally of the day with 26:23 showing on the first half clock to put the score at 2-1. After Bryant ran its lead up to 4-1 with goals from Kimberley Sniffen and Descalzo, Megan Gluck notched her first goal of the season on a free position shot with just over 20 minutes left in the first half.
The two sides traded goals over the next 10 minutes with both teams scoring twice. Mount goals came courtesy of Mary MacAdam, her first of the year, and Sammie Knapp on a free position to cut the home side's deficit to 6-4.
Seipp followed up with the team's third free position goal with 2:45 left in the half to pull the Mount's deficit down to one at 6-5. The Mount's momentum was stopped, however, as Morgan LaBarbera scored for Bryant in the final 1:30 of the half for a 7-5 lead heading into the break. Bryant outshot the Mount, 13-11 in the first half, and 28-18 overall.
Bryant rattled off the first two goals of the second half for a 9-5 advantage. With 16:42 left in the game, Lindsay Diaz recorded the Mount's final goal to put the score at 9-6 in favor of Bryant.
It was all Bryant the rest of the way with the Bulldogs picking up five goals in the final 15 minutes, while keeping the Mount off the scoreboard.
The Mount held a 21-19 edge in ground balls on the day with Lily O'Beirne leading the way with a team-best six. O'Beirne also added four caused turnovers to lead the defense. Mount goalkeeper Steph Rurkowski made five of her six saves in the final 30 minutes, and Brianna Watt turned away eight shots on the other end for Bryant.
Up next, the Mount hits the road to take on Sacred Heart on Friday, April 11, and LIU Brooklyn on Sunday, April 13.