Strong Second Half Propels Mount St. Mary’s Past Campbell

Strong Second Half Propels Mount St. Mary’s Past Campbell

Buies Creek, N.C. (March 23, 2019) – A strong second half that saw Mount St. Mary's outscore Campbell by a 13-2 margin propelled the Mountaineers to an 18-7 victory on Saturday afternoon in non-conference women's lacrosse action. The win was the fourth straight for the Mountaineers, as they're tied for the best start to a season in program history with a 7-2 record.

The Mount used a balanced attack once again in the win, with seven different players tallying multi-point efforts. Beanie Colson (4g, 1a) and Carly Miller (2g, 3a) led the way with a game-high five points apiece, while Colson also added six draw controls. Jordan Butler (3g, 1a) registered four points, and Zoe Hurlburt (3g), Alayna Pagnotta (3g) and Emily Davis (2g, 1a) each notched three points. Kate Kinsella (1g, 1a) was the other Mountaineer to finish with a multi-point game.

Jillian Petito collected her seventh win of the season in goal for Mount St. Mary's as she registered 12 saves to go along with five ground balls and three caused turnovers.

The Mount held a huge 27-7 shot advantage over Campbell in the second half, and outshot the Camels by a 38-22 margin overall. The Mount also held advantages on ground balls (23-14) and draw controls (14-13).

After an even first half sent the teams into the locker rooms tied at 5-5, the Mountaineers came out strong in the second, scoring three goals in the opening six-plus minutes to grab an 8-5 advantage. Colson, Butler and Davis were the goal scorers for the Mount during the early surge.

A goal by Campbell's Ellie Allen broke up the run, but the Mount answered with four consecutive goals in a span of just over five minutes to push the lead to 12-6 at the midway mark. Pagnotta scored two during the run, while Kinsella and Hurlburt netted the others.

Following a goal from Mackenzie Kolesar to cut the Mount's lead to 12-7, Butler countered with back-to-back tallies to make it a 14-7 game. Butler's pair of goals began a string of six straight for the Mountaineers to close out the game, as their defense held the Camels scoreless for the final 13-plus minutes of action.

The Mount's red-hot offense has now scored 17 or more goals in three straight contests, and leads the Northeast Conference with 13.8 goals per game on the season.

Mount St. Mary's returns home to face UC Davis on Saturday, March 30 at 3 p.m.