Mount St. Mary's scored the first seven goals and outlasted Monmouth, 11-8 in women's lacrosse in Emmitsburg yesterday to take over first place in the Northeast Conference and move one victory from its first regular-season conference championship.
The Mountaineers (9-3, 5-0) got three goals from freshman Katie Mason (Mount Hebron), Kirby Day (North Harford) and Erin LaMotte (North Carroll) and pushed their advantage to 11-4 in the second half before the Hawks (6-4, 4-1) scored four straight.
Mason scored twice in the first half to help the Mountaineers build an 8-1 halftime lead. She scored her third midway through the second, ending a 3-0 Monmouth run that had cut the Mountaineers' lead to 8-4.
Naomi Campano made 16 saves for Mount St. Mary's. Laura Levins led the Hawks with five goals.
Mount St. Mary's, which also set a school record with its seventh straight victory, defeated Monmouth for the second consecutive time and can win the conference title and earn a berth in the conference tournament by beating Wagner tomorrow.
Marymount 19, College of Notre Dame 15: The host Gators (5-5) surrendered a three-goal lead in the second half. After building a 12-9 lead in the first half, the Gators scored just three times in the second half. Kristen Anderson (three goals) scored the game-winner for Marymount with 6:18 to play.
The Gators scored the first half's final three goals, two of them in the last 12 seconds.
Beth Horrigan scored six times and Kerry Adler had three goals and five assists for Marymount (3-8). Lori Baran's six goals led the Gators.
Roanoke 17, Villa Julie 7: Three players recorded hat tricks and two others scored twice for the visiting Maroons (7-5), who outshot the Mustangs, 26-16, and picked up 43 ground balls.
Molly McCaffery and Lisa Cinquegrani scored twice apiece for Villa Julie (1-7). McCaffery also had two assists.
The Mustangs were never closer than eight in the second half. Danielle Serratore made nine saves for Roanoke. Alexis Meyer recorded nine saves for Villa Julie.