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Women's Lacrosse Downed by Colgate

March 14, 2005

Moraga, CA - The Saint Mary's women's lacrosse team suffered a 17-4 defeat to the Colgate Raiders on Monday afternoon from Saint Mary's Stadium. Colgate's Kelly Winning scored four goals to lead the Raiders to the victory. With the loss, SMC falls to 0-4 on the year, while the win moves Colgate to 5-1 overall.

Colgate jumped out to a 5-0 lead within the first eight minutes of the game, and never looked back. Megan Janson opened the scoring at the 3:30 mark, then Winning added her first two goals within 12 seconds of each other at the 4:33 and 4:45 marks. After Colgate added two more goals, Jackie Spencer put the Gaels on the scoreboard with her second goal of the season.

Colgate continued to extend its lead and scored four of the final five goals of the first half to take a commanding 9-2 lead at the intermission. SMC's Jen Utley scored her first goal of the season with 5:59 remaining in the first half.

In the second half, Colgate continued to increase its lead, as Jess Van der Meulen scored her second goal of the game just 23 seconds into the second period. Two more tallies by the Raiders extended the lead to 12-2 with 25:54 remaining, before Spencer scored her second goal of the game with 22:37 left to play.

Colgate's Katie McVeigh, who finished the game with three goals, scored the next two goals to open the Raiders' lead to 14-3 with 16 minutes left on the clock. After Lauren Riggers tallied her second goal of the year for the Gaels, Colgate scored the final three goals of the game to finish with a 13-goal victory.

Saint Mary's will return to action on Wednesday, March 16 when the Gaels host Longwood University. The game against the Lancers will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will be played at Saint Mary's Stadium.

Score by period12TotalColgate9817Saint Mary's22 4

GOALIES - Colgate: Bielamowicz 5-1 (60:00 minutes, 14 shots-10 saves, 4 GA); SMC: Katie Augustine 0-4 (60:00, 23-6, 17).

SHOTS - Colgate 27; Saint Mary's 20.

SHOTS ON GOAL - Colgate 23; Saint Mary's 14.

GOALS: Colgate: Winning 4; McVeigh 3; Haladay 2; Callen 2; Van der Meulen 2; Janson 1; Bradshaw 1; Casey 1; Holden 1. Saint Mary's: Jackie Spencer 2; Jen Utley 1; Lauren Riggers 1.

ASSISTS: McVeigh 2; Bradshaw 1; Callen 1; Haladay 1; Janson 1; Tierney 1; Winning 1. Saint Mary's: Utley 1.

GROUND BALLS: Colgate: Price 3; Winning 2; Bielamowicz 1; Coomber 1; Dougherty 1; Haladay 1; Hickling 1; McCall 1; McVeigh 1; Metevia 1; Newitt 1; Ross 1; Tierney 1. Saint Mary's: Katie 3; Kristin 2; Utley 2; Hainley 1; Oetken 1; Schmiedeskamp 1; Spencer 1; Wagner 1.

TURNOVERS CAUSED: Colgate: McVeigh 1. Saint Mary's: Spencer 2; Hurst 1.

TURNOVERS - Colgate 10; Saint Mary's 11.