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April 23, 2013

LeGar, Merrick Lead No. 17 Mustangs in a 18-2 Victory Over Hood

FREDERICK, Md. - Stevenson women's lacrosse sophomore Amanda LeGar (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) scored a career-high four goals while sophomore Kathryn Merrick (Forest Hill, Md./Bel Air) dished out a career-high four assists to lead the No. 17 ranked Mustangs in a Commonwealth Conference victory over Hood Tuesday at Thomas Athletic Field.

The Mustangs (14-1, 7-0 MAC), fresh off their highest-ever ranking and 14th straight victory, scored 15 unanswered goals, including an 11-0 first half lead.

LeGar scored three first half goals while dishing out one assist. She finished with five points which ties her career-high which she set just three days ago on April 20 in a 20-7 win over Widener.

The second half was highlighted by back-to-back goals by Stevenson defenders. Senior Olivia Baker (Perry Hall, Md./Catholic) tallied her second goal of the season and second in as many games, while sophomore Meg Gill (White Hall, Md./North Harford) scored her first career goal.

Baker also added a career-high seven ground balls while adding three caused turnovers and five draw controls.

Freshman Caitlyn McCall (Orlando, Fla./Timber Creek) and sophomore Taylor Wright (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin East) both added goals as they both have now scored in back-to-back games.

The Blazers (3-11, 0-7 MAC) got on the board with 11:58 remaining in the game on a free-position goal by KayLynn McCarthy.

Stevenson held Hood to just eight shots on the day, which is the second lowest total for an opponent this season as they held Hope to seven shots in a 19-3 victory on March 20.

Juniros Leah Warner (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) and Marissa Meiklejohn (Severn, Md./Old Mill) combined for nine points on three goals and six assists. With 43 goals each, they are both five goals away from tying the school record for goals in a season. Wendy Dieter holds the record for scoring 48 goals during the 1998 season.

With 70 points on the season, Warner now hold the school record for points in a season. She is also tied for the school record for assists in a season with 27.

Merrick finsihed with two goals and four assists for a career-high six points which she also achieved on April 13 in a 16-7 victory over Albright. She also added a career-high five caused turnovers and five ground balls.

Hood was led by goalie Lauren Couch who totaled 16 saves.

Stevenson looks to remain unbeaten in their first season in the MAC as they wrap up their regular season on the road at Lycoming on Saturday, April 27 beginning at 3:00 p.m.

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