The ninth-ranked University of Mary Washington women's lacrosse team played a spectacular game to top Frostburg State University, 21-4, in the first round of the CAC tournament. The Eagles improve to 15-3 overall and will advance to the CAC semifinals against York College.
UMW got out to a fast start as they scored the first eight goals of the game. Senior Julia Albert scored the first two goals, both unassisted, just 1:03 into the game. Seniors Mackenzie Maguire and Allison Davis both added a goal a piece to increase the lead to 4-0 with 24:25 left. Albert then tallied her third goal of the game on an assist from Kristen Kunaniec, and Davis scored her second of the day on an assist from Maguire to put the Eagles up 6-0 with 22:16 to play.
Savannah Boyd and Paige Haskins capped the opening run for the Eagles as they both scored unassisted and put UMW ahead 8-0 with 19:29 to play in the first half. The Bobcats ended the run as they scored a goal with 2 minutes later. UMW then exploded for six more goals to push their lead to 13.
Davis scored her third of the day and then Rebecca Pullen added a goal with 14:13 to play. Tess Siburn scored on a free position shot to put UMW up 10, 11-1, with 13:41 left. Pullen, Samantha Stachowiak, and Kate Sovero all added goals over the next six minutes to grow the Eagles' lead to 14-1. Frostburg St. answered with a goal with 3:17 left, but Siburn scored with 1:37 to play on an assist from Sovero to keep the lead at 13, 15-2.
Out of the break, Maguire scored an early goal just 48 seconds in. The Bobcats added their third goal of the day with 25:30 left on a free position shot. Pullen added a goal on a free position shot and Morgan Shorts scored her 11th goal of the season with 18:48 to play to put UMW's lead at 18-3.
In a man-up opportunity, the Bobcats got a goal back with 12:16 left. The Eagles finished the game by scored the last three goals. Kennedy King put one in the back of the net, Pullen scored on an assist from Sovero, and King added another goal on a free position shot to help the Eagles win 21-4.
Pullen and Haskins both led the team with three draw controls. Davis picked up three ground balls on the day, and Rylie Cole caused two turnovers. The trio of Hanna Ashby, Reilly Miller, and Summer Allen combined to make six saves in goal.
The Eagles will be back in action as they will travel to York College on Tuesday for the CAC semifinals at a time TBA.