Mount Women’s Lacrosse Stopped by Wagner

Staten Island, N.Y. (April 18, 2014) – The Mount St. Mary's women's lacrosse team could not hold off a strong second-half surge by Wagner, falling by a final score of 15-6 on the road in Northeast Conference play at Hameline Field on Friday afternoon. Senior attacker Hannah Gutcher netted three goals for the Mountaineers in the loss.

The Mount (2-12, 1-4 NEC) held a 4-3 lead over Wagner (8-6, 4-1 NEC) 20 minutes into the game, but saw the Seahawks rattle off seven-consecutive goals to gain the upper hand. Wagner outscored the Mount, 11-2, in the second half to pull away.

After the Seahawks scored the game's first goal, the Mount recorded the next two goals for a 2-1 lead with 21:15 left in the first half. Bridget McGann got the Mount on the board off an assist from Erin Seipp, and Sammie Knapp followed with a free position goal.

Wagner quickly evened the score at 2-2 on the first of Olivia Streilein's five goals at the 18:22 mark of the first half.

After a Wagner yellow card, the Mount took advantage with Gutcher's first strike off a Mary MacAdam feed for a 3-2 edge, but Streilein scored again just 18 seconds after Gutcher's goal for a 3-3 score.

With 10:09 showing on the first half clock, Megan Gluck found Gutcher, who found the back of the net to give the visiting Mountaineers a 4-3 lead. Just over 30 seconds later, however, Kimmy Tumolo scored the first of her two goals for Wagner to cap the first-half scoring with the game tied at 4-4.

Wagner was able to seize control of the game with the first six goals of the second half for a 10-4 lead, including three goals from Jessica Mills.

Gutcher stopped the Seahawks' streak with her third tally of the game from Seipp's assist to cut the Mount's deficit to 10-5 with 8:40 remaining. After Wagner scored again, Maddy Bandomer netted her third career goal for the Mount's final score with 4:13 left to put the score at 11-6. Wagner would go on to score the final four goals on the day.

Mount goalkeeper Steph Rurkowski registered nine saves, while Katie Ferraro notched two saves on the other end. The Mount was outshot, 28-13, on the day. 

The Mount returns to action for Senior Day at Waldron Family Stadium on Friday, April 25, versus Saint Francis U at 7 p.m.