Late rally carries No. 15 St. Mary’s (Md.) to 11-10 win over McDaniel

ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. – Allie Zerhusen recorded three goals and an assist, including two of the final three goals to help 15th-ranked St. Mary’s (Md.) overcome a 10-7 deficit and defeat McDaniel 11-10 in non-conference women’s lacrosse action on Sunday.

            Brittany Baer (Westminster, Md./Westminster) led the Green Terror (2-1) with five goals and an assist.
            Lauren Carrier added three goals for the Seahawks (4-1), who also got 10 saves from Colleen Simpson.
            After Baer tallied back-to-back unassisted goals to stretch the McDaniel advantage to three with 14:17 to play, Emily Norris converted a free-position goal with 8:05 on the clock to pull the hosts within two.
            Zerhusen finished a solo run with 6:37 to play and Carrier completed her hat trick with 2:34 showing to knot the game at 10-all.
            Kelsey Branch found Zerhusen for her 16th goal of the season with 28 ticks remaining for the game-winner.
            Stephanie Sudbook (Baltimore, Md./Loch Raven) finished a Lindsay McDonald (Germantown, Md./Damascus) helper 4:10 into the game to stake the Green Terror to an early 1-0 lead.
            Three different Seahawks scored over a 3-minute, 42-second span to give St. Mary’s a 3-1 lead with 14:11 to play in the opening half.
            Kelly Scheler (Forest Hill, Md./C. Milton Wright) pulled McDaniel within 3-2 nearly four minutes later before Carrier stretched the lead back to two at the 10:27 mark.
            Two Baer goals and a Kristin Mele (Ellicott City, Md./River Hill) tally off McDonald’s third assist of the game gave the visitors a 4-3 edge with 6:53 to play in the half.
            Zerhusen knotted the game at 5-all 1:01 before halftime before Branch gave the Seahawks a one-goal edge 5:01 into the second half.
            There straight Green Terror goals made it an 8-6 game with 17:39 to play before Nikki Yesalavage trimmed the deficit to one with 16:57 showing.
            Baer added five draw controls while Leanne Hollinger (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) made 12 saves in goal.
            McDaniel returns to action at home against Elizabethtown on Tuesday. Game time is 4 p.m.
Score by Half                                1          2          -           F
McDaniel (2-1)                              5          5          -           10
No. 15 St. Mary’s (Md.) (4-1)        5          6          -           11
McDaniel: Brittany Baer 5, Kelly Scheler 2, Jennifer Stone, Kristin Mele, Stephanie Sudbook.
St. Mary’s: Allie Zerhusen 3, Lauren Carrier 3, Aubrey Mirkin, Kelsey Branch, Emily Norris, Nora Fallon-Oben, Nikki Yesalavage.
McDaniel: McDonald 3, Baer 1.
St. Mary’s: Branch, Mirkin, Zerhusen.
Shots: M 26, S 24. Ground Balls: M 19, S 23. Goalies: M (Leanne Hollinger 60:00 – 12 saves, 11 GA); S (Colleen Simpson 60:00 – 10 saves, 10 GA). Caused Turnovers: M 4, S 13. Turnovers: M 19, S 16. Draw Controls: M 12, S 10. Free Position: M 1 of 2, S 5 of 6.