Leah Warner, Mandy Marston Lead No. 19 Mustangs to 16-4 Victory Over Hood

Leah Warner, Mandy Marston Lead No. 19 Mustangs to 16-4 Victory Over Hood

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Stevenson women's lacrosse sophomore Leah Warner (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) scored a career-high eight points with six assists while sophomore Mandy Marston (Baltimore, Md./Institute of Notre Dame) scored a career-high four goals as the 19th-ranked Mustangs beat Hood Wednesday, 16-4 at Mustang Stadium.

Stevenson (8-6, 5-3 CAC) won its fifth game out of six at home this season and will host St. Mary's (Md.) in the first round of the CAC Women's Lacrosse Championship on Saturday.

For Warner, it was her fifth game this season in which she has scored at least five points. She had a career-high seven points twice before netting eight against the Blazers. Her eight points are the second-most in a single-game in school history while her six assists are third.

The trio of Warner, Marston and sophomore Marissa Meiklejohn (Severn, Md./Old Mill) combined for eight of the Mustangs' 13 first-half goals as they built a 13-1 halftime lead. The three combined for 10 of Stevenson's 16 goals in the game as both Marston and Meiklejohn netted four each while Warner added two.

Meiklejohn's fourth goal of the game with 9:49 remaining that put the Mustangs in front 16-2 was her team-leading 36th of the season, one more than Warner as the two have combined for 71 this season.

Stevenson held a 39-11 advantage in shots and a 29-8 margin in ground balls.

Senior Bri Manko (Towson, Md./Franklin) had two goals, five ground balls and four caused turnovers while junior Meghan Najewicz (Baltimore, Md./Perry Hall) scored her first goal of the season on a free position shot in the first half.

Senior Lauren Taguding (Baltimore, Md./Towson) picked up her second goal of the season and the third of her career while adding three caused turnovers.

Senior Jenny Schroeder (Severn, Md./Seton Keough) totaled five saves in 55 minutes to even her record this season at 5-5.

Caitlin Lawrence led Hood (2-14, 0-8 CAC) with two goals, one assist and nine draw controls. Helene Butler made 14 saves.