WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel built a 13-7 lead before holding on to defeat St. Mary's (Md.) 14-13 in non-conference women's lacrosse action on Wednesday.
Sam Barbeito (Wolfsville, Md./Middletown) led the Green Terror (1-0) to a victory in its season opener with two goals and three assists. Maggie Quinn (Crofton, Md./Archbishop Spalding) and Danielle Entrot (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) each added hat tricks.
Christy Bishop led the Seahawks (0-3) with four goals while Shelby Newman added two goals and five assists.
After Barbeito and Newman traded goals in the first 5:29 of the game, Barbeito found Bridget Bopst (Westminster, Md./South Carroll) 30 seconds later to start a three-goal run.
Monica Parcell (Prospect Park, Pa./Interboro) added a free-position goal with 16:42 showing and Barbeito tallied her second with 14:49 to play in the first half.
Three goals from St. Mary's in a 1-minute, 32-second stretch evened the game at 4-all before Quinn started another three-goal run.
Bopst hit Quinn with 8:58 showing before Bopst and Entrot converted free-position tallies a minute apart.
Bishop finished a solo run with 21 ticks left to close the margin to 7-5 at the break.
Parcell and Julia Jacobs (Stevensville, Md./St. Mary's) scored 41 seconds apart to stretch the lead to 9-5 with 27:02 to play before Barbeito hit Entrot for a 10-5 lead 47 seconds later.
Entrot and Quinn scored back-to-back markers to make it a 13-7 lead with 14:24 to play before three Bishop goals keyed a five-goal rally that drew the visitors within one with 5:40 remaining.
Jacobs finished a solo run to stretch the lead back to two 61 seconds later before Abbey Harrison set the final margin with 2:33 to play.
Barbeito added four ground balls while Quinn added five of the Green Terror's 16 draw controls.
McDaniel returns to action at home against Frostburg on Saturday, Mar. 8. Game time is 1 p.m.