Mount St. Mary’s Women’s Lacrosse Topped by Sacred Heart, 9-8

Mount St. Mary’s Women’s Lacrosse Topped by Sacred Heart, 9-8

Fairfield, Conn. (April 17, 2016) – Sacred Heart scored the final four goals of the game to come from behind and top Mount St. Mary's University, 9-8, in Northeast Conference women's lacrosse action on Sunday at Campus Field.

Kelly Maloney led the Mountaineers with four points on two goals and a pair of assists, while Taylor Carhart and Nicole Snyder chipped in with two goals each. Goalie Steph Rurkowski took the loss despite making eight saves.

Jesslyn Joseph tallied a game-high four goals and Liana Doyle added two to pace the Sacred Heart attack. Paige Hammick stopped six shots to collect the victory in goal.

Trailing 8-5 midway through the second half, Sacred Heart tallied four goals in a span of just under three minutes, including two from Joseph, to take a 9-8 advantage and grab its first lead of the second period.

The Pioneer defense was able to keep Mount St. Mary's off the board after taking the lead, and held on for the 9-8 win.

Mount St. Mary's trailed by a 4-3 margin at the end of the first half, but opened the second stanza with four straight tallies to take a three-goal advantage, its largest of the contest. Taylor Carhart, Snyder, Sammie Knapp and Molly Morris registered the Mount's goals during the stretch.

Sacred Heart responded with three of the next four goals, including Joseph's game-tying tally with 12:37 remaining in the tilt, before Kylie Calandra found the back of the net just 32 seconds later as her goal proved to be the game-winner.

The Mountaineers wrap up their three-game road swing with a contest at Wagner next weekend on Saturday, April 23 at 1 p.m.