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Women's Lacrosse earns First Win with 15-11 Win Over Marist

March 22, 2005

Moraga, CA - Jen Utley scored four goals to lead the Saint Mary's women's lacrosse team to a 15-11 victory over Marist College on a cold and rainy Tuesday afternoon in Moraga. With the win, the Gaels improve to 1-6 on the year, while the Red Foxes fall to 1-3 overall.

Saint Mary's jumped out to a 5-1 lead and never looked back. After Ally High and Jackie Spencer scored to open the game, Marist's Christine Connell scored the first goal for the Red Foxes at the 10:31 mark. That would be as close as Marist would get in the game as SMC answered with three straight goals to take a 5-1 advantage with 11:15 remaining in the first half.

Marist scored back-to-back goals by Ali Carnabuci and Lindsey Diener, cutting the deficit to 5-3 at the 21:22 mark of the contest, but Utley scored the next three goals of the game, and High's second goal of the game had SMC leading 9-3 at halftime.

Diener caught fire for the Red Foxes in the second half, scoring six times in the final 30 minutes. Diener scored the first goal of the second half, and after Lauren Riggers scored her first goal of the game for SMC, Diener answered with two goal to cut SMC lead to 10-6 with just over 20 minutes remaining in the game.

The Gaels responded with goals by Utley, Rosy Iaccino and Molly Wagner to extend SMC's lead to 13-6 with 13:43 remaining in the game. Marist scored five of the final seven goals of the game, resulting in a 15-11 final score.

Katie Augustine earned the win in net for the Gael as she collected nine saves against 37 shots by Marist. Heather Ripp suffered the loss for the Red Foxes as she had eight saves against 27 shots by the Gaels.

Saint Mary's will return to action on Friday, March 25 when the Gaels play at Ohio University beginning at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Score by period        1   2         TotalMarist                 3   8    -    11Saint Mary's (CA)      9   6    -    15

GOALIES - Marist: Heather Ripp 1-3 (23 shots-8 saves, 15 GA); SMC: Katie Augustine 1-6 (20shots-9saves, 11GA).

SCORING: Marist: Goals: Diener 7; Connell 1; Carnabuci 1; Serge 1; Sherman 1. ASSISTS: None. Saint Mary's: Goals: Utley 4; High 3; David 2; Spencer 2; Riggers 1; Iaccino 1; Wagner 1; Tsou 1. ASSISTS: Utley 2; David 1; Iaccino 1; Riggers 1.

GROUND BALLS: Marist: Ripp 5; Diener 3; Leahy 3; Bergin 2; Haberbusch 2; Haggett 2; Hupfer 2; Maehr 2; Mullins 2; Nesbit 2; Carnabuci 1; DeLorenzo 1; O'Brien 1; Serge 1. Saint Mary's: High 6; Augustine 5; Schmiedeskamp 4; Hurst 3; Utley 3; David 1; Flores 1; Iaccino 1; Levesque 1; Wagner 1.

TURNOVERS CAUSED: Marist: Laahy 2; Diener 1; Maehr 1; Ripp 1. Saint Mary's: Levesque 2; Augustine 1; David 1; Hurst 1; Oetken 1; Schmiedeskamp 1; Spencer 1; Utley 1; Wagner 1; Walker 1.

SHOTS - Marist 37; Saint Mary's 27.

SHOTS ON GOAL - Marist 20; Saint Mary's 23.

TURNOVERS - Marist 27; Saint Mary's 25.