WESTMINSTER, Md. - Stevenson women's lacrosse seniors Laura Grammer (Parkville, Md./Perry Hall) and Emily Gartrell (Jarretsville, Md./North Harford) each netted five points as the No. 19 Mustangs scored two of the game's final three goals to hold off McDaniel on the road, 14-12 Tuesday at Bair Stadium.
Stevenson (2-1), who was ranked at No. 19 in the latest IWLCA Division III Coaches Poll released on Tuesday, led 6-4 at halftime and scored exactly half of their goals on free position attempts where they were 7-of-9.
Grammer set new career-highs with five points and two assists while tying a career-high with three goals. Meanwhile, Gartrell established new career-highs with five goals and five points.
Five different players scored for the Mustangs, including sophomores Leah Warner (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) and Marissa Meiklejohn (Severn, Md./Old Mill) and freshman Amanda LeGar (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) who all had two apiece.
McDaniel (1-3) held a 4-3 lead with 19:56 remaining in the first half before Stevenson scored seven of the game's next nine goals, including two each from Grammer, Gartrell and Warner, to take its largest lead of the game, 10-6 with 21:53 left in the second half.
The Green Terror answered with five of the next seven goals, all from different players, as they pulled within one, 12-11 with 5:21 to play.
Gartrell and LeGar each scored on free position attempts in the final four minutes as the Mustangs went back in front by three with just 1:20 remaining. Five of Stevenson's eight second half goals came on free positions.
Warner finished with four points on two goals and two assists.
Defensively, senior Sarah Pincus (New Market, Md./Linganore) led the Mustangs with seven ground balls and four caused turnovers. Senior Lauren Taguding (Baltimore, Md./Towson) had four ground balls and three caused turnovers. Senior Jenny Schroeder (Severna Park, Md./Seton Keough) had seven saves.
Danielle Entrot had three goals and one assist for McDaniel while Paige Messersmith had two goals and 10 draw controls. Aimee Semler and Kate Goldstein combined to make 11 saves.
Stevenson makes its home debut this Friday, March 9 when it hosts Roanoke at Mustang Stadium beginning at 4:00 p.m.