No. 20 Mustangs Hold Off Late Rally From St. Mary's (Md.) in 13-10 Win

No. 20 Mustangs Hold Off Late Rally From St. Mary's (Md.) in 13-10 Win

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Goals from Stevenson women's lacrosse senior Laura Grammer (Parkville, Md./Perry Hall) and sophomore Marissa Meiklejohn (Severn, Md./Old Mill) each scored goals in the final nine minutes as the 20th-ranked Mustangs held off a rally by St. Mary's (Md.) to post a 13-10 CAC victory at Mustang Stadium Saturday.

Stevenson (6-4, 3-1 CAC) moved into sole possession of third place in the CAC standings with its third win in as many games at Mustang Stadium this season.

The Mustangs have now won back-to-back games in the series after posting their first-ever win in 14 career meetings against St. Mary's a year ago.

Stevenson led 11-7 with 14:32 remaining in the second half following the fifth goal of the game from sophomore Leah Warner (Pasadena, Md./Northeast). It was the second game of the season in which Warner has scored a career-high five goals. She also had five in an 18-5 win over Roanoke at home on March 9.

The Seahawks (5-6, 1-2 CAC) would answer less than two minutes later with a free position goal from Cailey Aburn that sparked a 3-0 run and pulled the team within one, 11-10 with 9:31 left.

Auburn helped cap the run when she assisted on Erin Shackelford's's third goal of the game.

However, that would be as close as St. Mary's would get as Grammer scored her second goal just 53 second later before Meiklejohn netted her team-leading 26th goal of the season with 6:44 to play to put Stevenson back in front by three.

Freshman Amanda LeGar (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) finished with three goals and three points, both career-highs, while adding four ground balls, four draw controls and three caused turnovers.

Senior Lauren Taguding (Baltimore, Md./Towson) had five draw controls and four ground balls. Freshman Krista Ashburn (Curtis Bay, Md./Northeast) picked up her first career win in goal, making three saves in just over 34 minutes while splitting time with freshman Julija Eshmont (Baltimore, Md./Lutheran).

Shackelford and Aburn each finished with three points to lead the Seahawks while Colleen Simpson kept her team in the game, totaling 16 saves, including nine in the second half.

Stevenson travels to No. 13 Mary Washington on Wednesday for a 4:00 p.m., contest in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The two rivals split their season series a year ago with the Mustangs winning 13-10 in the regular season before the Eagles rallied for a 16-15 double overtime victory in the semifinals of the CAC Women's Lacrosse Championship.