McDaniel rallies to go to 3-0

Green Terror tallies seven straight to down St. Mary's

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Brittany Baer (Manchester, Md./Westminster) recorded five goals for the second straight game to lead McDaniel to an 12-10 victory over St. Mary's (Md.) in non-conference women's lacrosse action on Saturday.

Trailing 6-2 with 8:08 to play in the first half, the Green Terror (3-0) reeled off the final two goals of the first half and first five of the second half to take a 9-6 lead en route to its third straight victory to open the season.

Nora Fallon-Oben led the Seahawks (0-3) with four goals.

After Aubrey Mirkin staked St. Mary's to a four-goal lead, McDaniel called a timeout. With 6:37 to play in the opening half, Chelsea Watkins (Columbia, Md./Hammond) converted a free-position shot to spark the seven-goal rally.

Brittany Lines (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) trimmed the deficit to two at halftime before Baer tallied three straight in a 2-minute, 15-second span to give the hosts the lead for the first time since Baer staked her team to a 1-0 lead 4:12 into the game.

Two straight tallies from Paige Messersmith (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) pushed the advantage to three at the 29:24 mark.

Fallon-Oben and Lauriann Parker pulled the Seahawks within one nearly three minutes later before Baer finished a solo run with 12:43 to play to stretch the lead back to two.

A Kelsey Branch free-position shot 47 seconds later made it a 10-9 game but Watkins and Anna Beaudry (Amherst, Mass./Amherst Regional) each had unassisted goals to make it a 12-9 game with 3:12 to play.

Fallon-Oben set the final margin 25 seconds later.

After Baer's opening tally, Parker had the assist on an Erin Shackelford goal and then found the back of the net herself for a 2-1 lead at the 8:05 mark.

Erin Hopkins (Monrovia, Md./Urbana) momentarily tied the game before back-to-back Fallon-Obnen goals sparked a 4-0 burst.

Watkins picked up six ground balls and had two draw controls and a caused turnover in addition to her two-goal game.

McDaniel returns to action at home against Stevenson on Tuesday. Game time is 4 p.m.

Score by Period                                    1            2            -            F
St. Mary's (Md.) (0-3)                                    6            4            -            10
McDaniel (3-0)                                                4            8            -            12

Goals
St. Mary's:
Nora Fallon-Oben 4, Lauriann Parker 2, Aubrey Mirkin, Kelsey Branch, Laura Leigh Cooper, Erin Shackelford.
McDaniel: Brittany Baer 5, Chelsea Watkins 2, Paige Messersmith 2, Erinn Hopkins, Brittany Lines, Anna Beaudry.

Assists
St. Mary's:
Parker 2, Fallon-Oben, Emily Shafer.
McDaniel: Kelly Scheler 3, Hopkins, Sarah Mintz.

Shots: S 23, M 29. Ground Balls: S 15, M 24. Goalies: S (Jamie Robers - 8 saves, 9 GA, 41:36; Colleen Simpson - 3 saves, 3 GA, 18:24), M (Leanne Hollinger - 7 saves, 10 GA). Caused Turnovers: S 5, M 8. Turnovers: S 20, M 16. Draw Controls: S 16, M 8. Free Position: S 1 of 2, M 1 of 5.

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