Smithfield, R.I. (April 28, 2017) – Mount St. Mary's University fell to Bryant by a 19-14 margin on Friday in Northeast Conference women's lacrosse action at the Bryant Track & Turf Complex.
Jannel Daufenbach led the Mountaineers with a career-high four goals as the junior collected her third straight game with three or more tallies. Daufenbach also registered a game-high eight draw controls in the contest. Kate Kinsella and Taylor Carhart added three goals apiece to help pace the Mount attack.
Caitlin Breglia topped all scorers with seven points (3g, 4a) on the afternoon, while Jess DeMeo notched five goals and Catlin Brown added three goals and a pair of assists.
Samantha Santeramo recorded her 10th win in goal for Bryant with a seven-save performance. Jillian Petito made four saves in 39-plus minutes of work in cage for the Mount, and Elicia Wells stopped four of eight shots on net in the final 20-plus minutes.
The Mount opened a 3-1 lead early in the tilt before Bryant rattled off four straight, including a pair of free-position goals from Brown, to take a 5-3 advantage.
The Bulldogs tallied four of the next five goals, with Jasmine Perkins netting a pair during the stretch, as they widened their lead to 9-4 midway through the period.
Bryant held a 6-goal advantage with under two minutes remaining in the first half, but tallies from Taylor Carhart, Kinsella and Carly Miller in the final 1:53 trimmed the Mount's deficit to 12-9 at the break.
Five straight goals from Bryant to begin second period, paired with shutdown defense, saw the Bulldogs extend their lead to the largest of the contest, 17-9, with 13:51 showing on the clock.
Marley Heller and Emily Davis netted back-to-back goals for the Mount to end the Bryant rally and bring the Mount within six. Following a free-position tally from Breglia on the other end, the Mount scored three unanswered, including Daufenbach's fourth of the game, to climb within four, 18-14.
That was as close as the Mount was able to get, as Bryant added an insurance tally and closed out the 19-14 victory.
Bryant improved to 10-4 overall and a perfect 6-0 in conference following the win, while the Mount fell to 4-10 on the year and 3-3 in NEC play.
Mount St. Mary's heads to Central Connecticut for the regular season finale on Sunday, April 30 at 1 p.m.