The ninth-ranked University of Mary Washington women's lacrosse team used a balanced offense to defeat Frostburg State University, 21-11, on Wednesday evening in Fredericksburg, VA. The Eagles improve to 14-3 overall, and 4-2 in the CAC.
The Eagles jumped out on top early as they scored the first four goals of the game. Hope Lockwood scored the first goal of the game on an assist from Julia Albert just 47 seconds in. Paige Haskins added a goal on an assist from Mackenzie Maguire just 16 seconds later and then Lockwood took advantage of a man-up opportunity as she scored on an assist from Maguire. Kristen Kunaniec capped the early 4-0 run as she scored with 26:20 left in the half.
From there, the Bobcats answered as they netted three straight goals to get within one, 4-3, with 19:46 remaining. Allison Davis got the Eagles back on the board as she scored two straight goals in the next three minutes. A goal by Maguire assisted by Savannah Boyd at the 13:33 mark and a goal by Albert at the 12:32 mark extended UMW's lead to 8-3. Frostburg St. broke up the run with a goal of their own two minutes later.
Maguire added another goal with 8:57 to play and then Davis put one past the goal for her third of the day with 7:37 to put the game at 10-4 with 7:37 left. Rebecca Pullen added her fifth goal of the season as she made a great play to catch a pass from Albert and score past the goalie. The Bobcats added the last goal of the half in a man-up opportunity with 2:48 to play and the Eagles held an 11-5 lead at the break.
The Eagles kept the pressure on as Kunaniec opened the half with a goal just 41 seconds in and then Lockwood added two straight goals, one assisted by Maguire and the other by Kunaniec, to pt UMW up 14-5 with 27:01 to play. After the Bobcats added a goal, the Eagles went on a 3-0 run to push their lead to double digits.
Pullen scored on a man-down situation on an assist from Lockwood, Kate Sovero scored unassisted, and then Carly Lanzarotta picked off a pass and scored in a 1-on-1 situation with the goalie to put the UMW lead at 17-6 with 20:22 remaining. The Bobcats ended the run with 16:49 to play in a man-up situation, but the Eagles then added two more goals, both by Morgan Shorts to go up 19-7.
Frostburg added another goal and then Pullen answered with her third goal of the day and the lead stood at 20-8 with 11:16 remaining. After a two goal spurt by the Bobcats, Samantha Stachowiak capped the scoring for the Eagles on the day with 4:18. Forstburg added a late goal and the Eagles won the game 21-11.
UMW will play Frostburg State in the first round of the CAC tournament on Saturday at 1 p.m.