No. 2 St. Mary's stifles Annapolis in Hallmark Girls lacrosse

March 30, 1997|By Katherine Dunn

Second-ranked St. Mary's never trailed en route to a 10-6 victory over No. 3 Annapolis in the marquee game of Severn's annual Betty Hallmark Girls Lacrosse tournament yesterday.

The Saints' (4-0) defense, led by Kristen Hagert and Megan Lewis, upset the Panthers' attack and forced a lot of bad shots. After scoring on three of their first four shots, the Panthers (2-1) hit only three of 16 the rest of the game.

"The defense was spectacular. A lot of their attack couldn't do much. The defense was just on -- denying passes, letting them only get eight-meters," said Saints goalie Jen Corradini, who finished with eight saves.

"They did a very good job of fouling to take away the shot," said Annapolis coach Dave Gehrdes.

Early on, the Panthers kept pace, answering every Saints goal. Kelly Dirks' second of three goals, midway through the first half, tied it at 3.

The Panthers then made several critical mistakes that helped St. Mary's score the next three goals.

Pub Date: 3/30/97

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