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Women's Lacrosse Opens 2005 Season with 14-5 Defeat to Stanford

Feb. 18, 2005

Box Score

Orinda, CA - In the opening game of the 2005 season for the Saint Mary's women's lacrosse team, the Gaels were defeated by the Stanford Cardinal 14-5 in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation contest on Friday night from Miramonte High School. The Gaels fall to 0-1 overall and 0-1 in MPSF action.

Stanford, which improved to 2-0 on the season, and 2-0 in MPSF play, opened the game by scoring the first seven goals, taking a commanding 6-0 lead just over 13 minutes into the game. Megan Burker opened the scoring with her only goal of the game just 1:18 into the contest. Stanford added three free position goals during that stretch, and Kelsey Twist assisted on both Daphne Patterson goals.

The first goal of the season and game for the Gaels came from the stick of Jackie Spencer at the 19:28 mark. After Spencer tallied her goal, Stanford responded with two goals to close the half for a 9-1 lead at the intermission. Nina Pantano and Sarah Bach scored off assists from Burker. Burker finished the game with four points on one goal and three assists.

Patterson completed the hat trick early in the second half, as she found the back of the net for the third time just three minutes into the final 30 minutes. SMC's Lauren Riggers answered with her first goal of season at the 35:16 mark, before Bach notched her third goal of the contest with 18:50 left to play.

Rosy Iaccino scored the first of her two second half goals at the 43:55, but Bach answered for Stanford with an unassisted tally just two minutes later. Iaccino and P.J. Hainley posted back-to-back goals for SMC before Bach and Twist added two late goals for the Cardinal.

Stanford's Laura Shane collected her second win of the season in net, while SMC's Katie Augustine suffered the loss. Augustine collected six saves and allowed at 14 goals in the game.

Saint Mary's will return to Mountain Pacific Sports Federation action on Wednesday, Feb. 23 when the Gaels host the UC Davis Aggies at 3:30 p.m. at Saint Mary's Stadium.

Score by period      1   2    TotalsStanford             9   5    14Saint Mary's (CA)    1   4    5

SCORING: Stanford: GOALS: Bach, Sarah 5; Patterson, Daphne 3; Twist, Kelsey 2; Burker, Megan 1; Verrilli, Jessica 1; Pantano, Nina 1; DeChant, Michelle 1. ASSISTS: Burker, Megan 3; Twist, Kelsey 2; Bach, Sarah 1; Verrilli, Jessica 1. SCORING: Saint Mary's GOALS: Rosy Iaccino 2; Jackie Spencer 1; P.J. Hainley 1; Lauren Riggers 1. ASSISTS: P.J. Hainley 1; Jackie Spencer 1.

GOALIES - STAN: Shane, Laura 2-0 (53:00 minutes, 11 shots-8 saves, 3 GA) , Horowitz, Kate (03:14, 1-0, 1) , Posner, Carly (03:46, 2-1, 1); SMC: Katie Augustine 0-1 (60:00, 20-6, 14).

GROUND BALLS - STAN 24; SMC 20TURNOVERS CAUSED - STAN 5; SMC 8SHOTS - STAN 27; SMC 18.SHOTS ON GOAL - STAN 20; SMC 14.TURNOVERS - STAN 21; SMC 22.