St. Mary's weathers Severn Girls lacrosse

April 02, 1993|By Steven Kivinski | Steven Kivinski,Contributing Writer

Like the storm clouds that passed over Weems Whalen Field yesterday afternoon, Severn's girls lacrosse team posed only a minor threat to home-standing archrival St. Mary's.

By the time the final whistle sounded, the sun had reappeared and the Saints were basking in a 13-9 victory over the Admirals.

"I'm very happy with the way we played today," St. Mary's coach Tina Lewnes said.

"We were a little sloppy at different parts of the game, but I think the conditions of the field had a lot to do with that.

"I think our midfield players, Missy Holmes, Lizzer [Elizabeth Schaffner] and Kristen Buckley, really kept us in there. They're the kind of players that just don't give up."

Junior attackman Stephanie Fallon scored for St. Mary's (2-0) 3:45 into the game when she fielded a ground ball and raced the length of the field before firing a shot past Severn's sophomore goalkeeper Stephanie Tuerk (11 saves).

Fallon added another unassisted goal at the 18:55 mark to give the Saints a 2-0 lead.

Robin Quinton scored the first of her team-high four goals for Severn to bring the Admirals to 2-1 with 9:44 remaining in the half.

Goals by Holmes, Meghan Coakley and Krissy Zurflah gave the Saints a 5-2 halftime lead.

Severn scored first in the second half when junior midfielder Sarah Long converted on a free-position penalty shot, but the Saints struck a little more than a minute later as Holmes found Mary Sutton cutting in front of the crease.

"We basically have a real hustling team and I think that came through for us today," said Holmes, who finished with one goal and three assists.

"At the beginning, they were keeping with us, but our team is really fast, especially our younger players, and I think we just kind of wore them down."

Severn cut the lead to two three times, but could not get closer, as Coakley tallied three of her team-high four goals.

Severn held an edge in shots, 26-23, but 14 of those were turned away by the Saints' senior goalkeeper Andrea Wiseman.

"We never were ahead, but considering the way we played in the last couple of games, I feel real comfortable with the way they played today," said the Admirals' fifth-year coach Cathy Carper, whose team slipped to 1-3.

"They've been slow, and I don't know if it's been the weather or what, but I felt like we kept up today. St. Mary's was definitely the better team, but I feel a lot better walking off the field today than I have the past two games."

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