Bowes Nets Seven For Second Time, Mustangs Down Misericordia, 12-11

Bowes Nets Seven For Second Time, Mustangs Down Misericordia, 12-11

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Stevenson women's lacrosse senior Carly Bowes netted seven goals for the second time this season while junior Mack Ferguson made 11 saves as the Mustangs held on for a 12-11 non-conference victory over Misericorida Saturday afternoon at Mustang Stadium.

  • The Mustangs (4-3) grabbed a 2-0 lead as Bowes and freshman Caroline Murphy scored just 18 seconds apart, the latter coming on a free-position shot.
  • On the first shot of the game for the Cougars (3-5), team leading scorer Kaila Quinlivan got the visitors back within one before freshman Hannah Huff and Bowes netted back-to-back free-position goals.
  • Quinlivan scored again on the team's second shot of the game to get within two but Murphy had an answer at the midway point of the opening half to give Stevenson a 5-2 lead.
  • Misericordia scored three of the final four goals on the half to get within one, 6-5, at the break.

  • Just 56 seconds into the half, the Cougars tied the game on a free-position goal by Justine Johnson.
  • Bowes responded with a pair of goals exactly two minutes apart, including the first on a free-position attempt.
  • Misericordia got within one goal, twice, before Bowes once again scored a pair of goals, including a third free-position goal.
  • The Cougars scored three of the final four goals, including the second goal of the day by Shae O'Leary to get the visitors within one with 2:32 remaining.
  • Misericordia won the ensuing draw control but Ferguson made a save on a free-position goal.
  • The Mustangs turned the ball over with 22 seconds remaining in the contest but the Cougars could not get a shot off before the clock expired.

  • Stevenson outshot Misericordia, 29-28, with the visitors holding a 21-10 advantage in the second half.
  • The Mustangs finished 5-for-8 on free-position shots while the Cougars were 2-for-11, including 2-for-9 in the second half.
  • The hosts won nine of the 12 draw controls in the first half while the visitors won nine of the 13 in the second.
  • Seven goals is a career-best for Bowes and is just two shy of the school record of nine set in both 2013 and 1997.
  • Freshman Tea Ferrara won a game-high seven draw controls.
  • Ferguson and junior Sarah Roerty each recorded three caused turnovers and three ground balls while Roerty added two draw controls.

  • Stevenson returns to action on Wednesday, March 27 when the Mustangs travel to Elizabethtown for a non-conference contest beginning at 4:00 p.m.
  • The Mustangs return home on Wednesday, April 3 when the team hosts a MAC Commonwealth contest versus Alvernia beginning at 4:00 p.n.