March 15, 2013

Mustangs Complete Two Game California Sweep, Down Occidental 7-5

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Stevenson women's lacrosse freshmen Tori Wagner (Fallston, Md./Fallston) and Kellie McLaughlin (Frederick, Md./Frederick) each scored their first career goals as the Mustangs posted a 7-5 victory over Occidental on Friday at Jack Kemp Stadium.

The win was the fourth-straight for Stevenson (4-1) who has won the last three by a combined five goals.

The Tigers scored just 51 seconds into the game, but junior Marissa Meiklejohn (Severn, Md./Old Mill) would respond 1:13 later as she would score back-to-back goals to give the Mustangs a 2-1 lead.

After two consecutive goals by Occidental, McLaughlin tallied her first career point to tie the game at halftime, 3-3.

Junior Leah Warner (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) scored 25 seconds into the second half to give the Mustangs a one goal lead before Wagner's goal with 17:40 remaining put Stevenson in front, 6-4. Wagner's goal proved to be the game-winner as the Tigers did not get closer than one goal the rest of the way.

Wagner also had an assist while sophomore Amanda LeGar (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) had a goal, team-high four ground balls and five draw controls. Freshman Leanne Bittner (Baltimore, Md./Loch Raven) recorded six saves.

The Tigers (4-5) were led by Rebecca Belding who had three goals while Kristen Hee registered 10 saves.

The Mustangs held a 25-21 advantage in groundballs and a 15-14 advantage in shots.

Stevenson returns home to face Hope in a non-conference contest at Mustang Stadium on Wednesday, March 20 beginning at 4:00 p.m.


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