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Stanwick's clutch goals push Notre Dame Prep to 12-10 win


Notre Dame Prep coach Mary Bartel said Sheehan Stanwick has no idea how talented she is -- but Bryn Mawr might.

Stanwick scored two of her six goals in the final 1:26 to break a tie and give No. 12 Notre Dame Prep a 12-10 victory over host and No. 15 Bryn Mawr in an AIS League A Division East game yesterday.

A sophomore who also had two assists, Stanwick scored her team's final four goals in a second half that saw the momentum swing back and forth. After Bryn Mawr's Emily Hickman (five goals, one assist) tied the game with 2:28 left, Stanwick stepped up.

She scooped up a loose ball near the goal and flipped a shot past goalie Sogand Zamari with 1:26 left. Maggy Kilroy then fed fTC Stanwick, who sealed the victory for Notre Dame Prep (6-0-1, 3-0-1) when she spun and scored with 27 seconds left.

"She makes good decisions," said Bartel. "Her stickwork is outstanding. She has quick hands, and there're no weaknesses."

Stanwick said the Pirates kept their cool despite watching Bryn Mawr (2-5, 1-2) rally from deficits of four and three goals.

"We like the pressure, I guess, [because] we win most of our games by one or two goals," said Stanwick. "Somehow, we're lucky enough to find a way to win."

Early on, the Pirates did not look like they'd need luck.

Sparked by Lacey Aumiller (three goals) and Kilroy (two goals, one assist), Notre Dame Prep took a 5-1 lead with 8:59 left in the first half.

But Hickman, who missed the first few minutes because of an illness, ignited the Bryn Mawr offense. She scored twice and set up Nancy Kim (two goals) as the Mawrtians sliced the lead to 6-5 at halftime.

Notre Dame Prep appeared in charge after Stanwick scored twice and Kilroy once for a 10-7 lead with 13:07 left.

But Kim got her second goal, and Hickman tied the game with two more before Stanwick's final heroics.

Notre Dame Prep also got a big game from goalie Emily Evans, who made nine of her 12 stops in the second half.

Cory Mettee and Stephanie Petterson also helped the team's defense, which kept Bryn Mawr quiet for a few stretches -- but the Mawrtians kept rallying.

"[We] really played hard," said Bryn Mawr coach Libby Davis.

"We turned on the scrappiness. Everyone all around picked up the pressure."


* Western 14, Southern-Balto. 13: Angeleta Evans hit a triple and a single, had five RBIs and pitched a complete game with six strikeouts to lead host Western (7-0) over Southern-Balto. The Bulldogs scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning but stranded two runners.

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