Emmitsburg, Md. (March 20, 2019) –Mount St. Mary's cruised to a 17-6 victory over Longwood on Wednesday in non-conference women's lacrosse action at Waldron Family Stadium. Jordan Butler, Carly Miller and Alayna Pagnotta combined for 19 points to lead the Mount to the win.
The victory pushed the Mount to 6-2 on the year, which ties the team's best start through eight games in program history. The Mountaineers also began the 1998 campaign at 6-2, and went on to win two more straight as they opened the year with an 8-2 record.
Butler tied her career high with eight points on four goals and four assists as she led all scorers in the contest. Miller notched six points on a goal and a season-high five assists, and now has nine assists in her last two games. Pagnotta finished with a season-high five points on four goals and one helper. Beanie Colson tallied a hat trick, and Emily Davis added one goal, one assist and a game-high seven draw controls to round out the multi-point performances. In goal, Jillian Petito stopped four shots to pick up her sixth win of the season.
The Mountaineers outshot Longwood by a 36-12 margin, and held the Lancers to just three shots in the second half. The Mount also posted big advantages on draw controls (16-9) and ground balls (22-11).
Davis got the Mountaineers on the board just 29 seconds into the game with her first tally off a feed from Miller. Butler made it 2-0 Mount St. Mary's just under three minutes later on her first goal of the contest.
Longwood scored two of the next three goals to cut its deficit to 3-2, but Mount St. Mary's answered with four straight, including a pair by Pagnotta, to push the lead to 7-2 with 6:29 left in the half.
Haley Moomau's goal for the Lancers at the 5:26 mark broke up the run of four consecutive tallies by the Mountaineers. Following Moomau's goal, Butler countered for Mount St. Mary's and Pagnotta followed with a pair of scores as the duo helped pad the Mount's lead to 10-3.
Longwood's Kaitlin Luccarelli got the final two goals of the half to cut the Lancers' deficit to 10-5 at the intermission.
Early in the second half, Colson scored back-to-back goals to get the Mountaineers out to a solid start and put them ahead by seven. Minutes later, Butler and Jordan Groover netted goals in a span of just 11 seconds to make it a 14-5 game.
Miller found the back of the net at the 15:51 mark off a feed from Butler to make it a 10-goal advantage and force a running clock. From there, the Mountaineer defense continued to shut down Longwood as the Mount was able to cruise to victory. Mount St. Mary's held the Lancers to just three shots and one goal in the second half.
The Mountaineers head to Campbell for a matchup this Saturday, March 23 at noon.