Second-Half Surge Leads No. 14 Mary Washington Over No. 19 Mustangs

Second-Half Surge Leads No. 14 Mary Washington Over No. 19 Mustangs

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - Allie Kimmelman scored three of her game-high four goals in the second half while Mary Washington outscored Stevenson 9-5 as the 14th-ranked Eagles posted a 14-10 victory over the No. 19 Mustangs Wednesday at the Battleground Complex.

The loss snapped a two-game win streak for Stevenson (6-5, 3-2 CAC) and was its fourth-straight away from home, all of which have come against teams ranked in the IWLCA Division III Coaches' Poll.

Wednesday's game featured seven ties and three lead changes. The game was tied at 5-5 at halftime and 7-7 with 23:25 remaining in the second half following an unassisted goal by senior Laura Grammer (Parkville, Md./Perry Hall).

The Eagles (8-3, 4-2 CAC) scored seven of the game's final 10 goals to pick up their fourth win in the last five.

Catherine Kennedy accounted for three of Mary Washington's last seven goals with a goal and two assists while Kimmelman added two goals. Laura Callison also scored twice.

Stevenson took a 3-2 lead with 12:30 to play in the opening half on the first of three goals by sophomore Leah Warner (Pasadena, Md./Northeast). It was Warner's fourth game of the season with at least three goals. She has now scored eight in the last two.

Neither team led by more than one until Kennedy and Callison netted back-to-back tallies at the 22:56 and 21:58 mark of the second half.

Mary Washington held a 34-23 edge in shots, including a 20-13 margin in the second half, while forcing 13 of Stevenson's 20 turnovers.

Sophomore Mandy Marston (Baltimore, Md./Institute of Notre Dame) and freshman Amanda LeGar (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) each scored twice for the Mustangs. LeGar also added six draw controls and one caused turnover.

Freshman Julija Eshmont (Baltimore, Md./Lutheran) made a career-high eight saves.

Kimmelman finished with four goals and five points for the Eagles while Kennedy had two goals and two assists. Jenna Petrucelli had three goals and Kathryn Stiltz made seven saves.

Stevenson returns to action next Wednesday, April 14 when it hosts Frostburg State at Mustang Stadium beginning at 4:00 p.m.