Mustangs Six-Game Winning Streak Snapped Versus Denison

Mustangs Six-Game Winning Streak Snapped Versus Denison

BETHEL PARK, Pa. - Stevenson women's lacrosse senior Olivia Monteiro extended her point streak to 17 games with three goals but it wasn't enough as the Mustangs saw its six-game win streak snapped with a 13-10 loss versus Denison Saturday afternoon at Bethel Park High School.

The loss is just the third for the Mustangs (9-7) in the month of April since the start of the 2013 season. The team also falls to 5-4 away from Mustang Stadium and 1-2 in neutral site contests this season.

Denison (13-3), winners of nine in a row, needed just 10 seconds to find the back of the net as Leah Israel took the opening draw control straight down the field before finding the back of the net. Kiely Noonan made it 2-0 in favor of the Big Red just 2:25 later.

Monteiro netted her first goal of the game on a free-position shot but Denison scored five of the next six goals, including three consecutive free-position goals. The Big Red were 4-for-7 on free-position shots in the game, including 3-for-4 in the first half.

Back-to-back goals by freshman Carly Bowes and Monteiro snapped Denison's run and got the Mustangs back within three, but the Big Red finished the opening half with a pair of goals for a 9-4 halftime lead.

After falling behind 13-7 with 11:46 remaining in the second half, Stevenson scored three consecutive goals, including the final goal by senior Brady Heher with three minutes to go to get back within three. But that would be as close as the Mustangs could get.

Heher finished with a goal and an assist while her sister Maddy Heher was one of six goal scores for Denison. Meanwhile, both Bowes and senior Mackenzie Reese finished with two goals.

Monteiro is now two points shy of becoming just the fifth player in program history to total 200 in her career. She currently has a career-best 70 points on the season. Monteiro also recorded eight draw controls in the game.

Stevenson returns to action on Wednesday, May 3 when the second-seeded Mustangs host third-seeded Albright in the MAC Commonwealth semifinals beginning at 4:00 p.m.