Women’s Lacrosse Downed by St. Mary’s (Md.)

Bundled-up parents look on as McDaniel attempts to defend a St. Mary's (Md.) attack on goal.Bundled-up parents look on as McDaniel attempts to defend a St. Mary's (Md.) attack on goal.

The Green Terror faced off against the St. Mary’s (Md.) Seahawks on Wednesday. The Green Terror came out strong, but ended up falling to the Seahawks 18-8.

Attacker Emily Brownawell started the game off strong for McDaniel, scoring within the first 50 seconds of the first half. Less than two minutes after her first goal, Brownawell scored her second goal of the game to push the Green Terror’s lead to 2-0.

Midfielder Olivia Geiger scored again for McDaniel two minutes after Brownawell’s second goal. St. Mary’s responded with four unanswered goals before Terror midfielder Lindsey Farrell scored for McDaniel on a free position shot with four minutes remaining in the half.

The Seahawks exploded with four more unanswered goals before the end of the half, giving the Seahawks the 8-4 lead heading into halftime.

To start off the second half, the Seahawks scored five unanswered goals before Oliva Geiger and Maggie Quinn scored two goals for the Green Terror within three minutes of each other. Midfielder Quinn scored one more goal for McDaniel in the second half along with midfielder Megan Quattrone, scoring for McDaniel with two minutes remaining in the game. The Green Terror finished the second half scoring 4 goals against St. Mary’s 10.

“We came hot and ready to go and ended the same way, but couldn’t make that connection in the middle which really hurt us today,” said McDaniel midfielder Abby Phillips. “Each game we’ve played we’ve come out on fire, but then we lull throughout the rest of the game. If we can fix that we can beat any team.”

“I’m looking forward to breaking the middle of the conference stigma we’ve had the past few years. We graduated some amazing players last year, but we also brought in some equally amazing freshmen,” she added. “I want us to make it further than we ever have before and leave next year’s teams something to strive for.”

St. Mary’s controlled the game with 32 shots, 13 saves, and 16 draw controls compared to McDaniel’s 26 shots, nine saves, and 10 draw controls.

The women’s lacrosse team is back in action this Saturday, March 5, at Shenandoah at 1 p.m.