April 21, 2006
Farmville, VA - The Saint Mary's women's lacrosse team lost 20-13 to Longwood University on Friday afternoon in Farmville, VA. With the loss the Gaels fall to 4-10 on the season.
LU was led by junior midfielder Cathleen Strain/Alexandria (Mount Vernon) and junior attacker Kathleen Barry/Annandale (W.T. Woodson). Strain scored a game-high five goals and added three assists, while Barry scored three goals and assisted on four others.
Longwood used a big first half to take control of the contest. Leading 5-3 with 18 minutes to play in the stanza, the Lancers scored six-straight goals to expanded its advantage to 11-3. Barry scored two goals, while Strain, senior midfielder Emily Bikowski/Fairfax (Bishop O'Connell), senior midfielder Ali Shafer/Fairfax (Fairfax) and freshman midfielder Ann Rae Keel/Westminster, Md. (Westminster) all scored one goal for LU during the scoring-streak.
Saint Mary's did score two goals over the final eight minutes, while limiting the Lancers to just one to cut LU's halftime lead to 12-5.
The Gaels mounted a comeback in the second half, slicing the Lancer lead to just 15-13 with 9:46 to play in the contest. With the score 13-8, Longwood freshman attacker Michelle Owen/Finksburg, Md. (Mount de Sales Academy) and Strain scored back-to-back goals to push LU's advantage 15-8, but Saint Mary's rattled off five-straight goals to put some pressure on the Lancers and cut the lead to two goals.
Saint Mary's will face Davidson on Saturday, April 22 at 11:00 a.m.