May 6, 2005
Moraga, CA - Saint Mary's freshman attacker Jen Utley scored a career-high six goals but it wasn't enough as the SMC women's lacrosse team suffered a 16-12 loss to Oregon in the fifth place game of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation playoffs from Saint Mary's Stadium.
Oregon jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first 3:21 on goals by Kate Fleming and Jen May. Utley evened the score at 2-2 on back-t-back goals. The Ducks responded with four straight goals, two by Fleming and two by Jana Bradley to take a 6-2 advantage at the 10:59 mark. Utley scored her third goal at the 13:10 mark, and after Bradley scored her third goal for the Ducks, Rosy Iaccino scored the first of her three goals for Saint Mary.
Ally High scored her first goal of the contest at the 28:45 mark to cut the Oregon lead to 7-5 before Lindsay Killian netted a goal for the Ducks to extend the lead back to three goals with 41 seconds remaining in the first half. High would find the back of the net one more time in the first half when she scored as time expired to cut the deficit to 8-6 at the intermission.
The second half opened with Oregon scoring the first five goals to take a commanding 13-6 lead with 18:44 left in the game. Saint Mary's answered by scoring five of the next six goals to get within three (14-11) with 3:15 remaining in the game. Oregon's Jenny Browne scored her second goal of the game at the 57:42 mark and Jen May, who scored two goals and dished out one assist, scored the final Ducks' goal with 1:39 left to play. SMC's final goal came from Iaccino with just 23 ticks remaining on the clock.
SMC goalkeeper Katie Augustine took the loss, but collected nine saves against 33 shots by Oregon. Louisa Dorsch earned the win in goal for the Ducks as she stopped 13 of the 33 shots by the Gaels. With the loss SMC concludes the season with a 1-17 overall record while Oregon's inaugural season ends with a 6-11 campaign