EMMITSBURG, MD. –Senior Caitlin Bolen scored five goals while junior Cassidy Burns had five assists, a career-high, but it wasn’t enough as the Bryant University women’s lacrosse team fell, 17- 11, in Mount St. Mary’s.
Mont St. Mary’s 17, Bryant 11
Recordings: Bryant (3-5, 3-5) | Mont Sainte-Marie (10-2, 9-0)
Location: Waldron Family Stadium (Emmitsburg, Maryland)
COACH ROCHE’S FEEDBACK
“Mount are a good team who are well trained. We had to slow down their attack and capitalize on our shots. The first half was competitive but we let the second half slip away. We are focusing on preparing for our next one. opponent.”
HOW DID IT HAPPEN
- Both teams went back and forth to start the game until the 17-minute mark when the Mount took off on a 3-0 streak to extend to a four-goal, 6-2 lead.
- Bryant responded when Alexa Weber buried a free position opportunity to trigger back-to-back goals for the Bulldogs.
- The two teams nearly traded goals before half-time was over as Bryant was down by a, 9-8.
- Mount’s defense limited Bryant to just three goals in the second half, passing the Bulldogs, 8-3, to win the game, 17-11.
GAME STATISTICS / NOTES
- Caitlin Bolen scored five goals on 10 shots. Bolen scored seven of his 10 shots on goal.
- Cassidy Burns distributed five career-high assists.
- Devon Bolen, Alexa Weber and Skylar Simmonds each scored two goals each. Bolen and Simmonds each shot six shots on frame and posted four shot checks, marking a career high for Simmonds.
- Simmonds led with five career best running balls.
- Gabriella Henry led the defensive unit with two induced turnovers.
- Sam Ciancio and Giana Kapoosuzian split the time in front of the goals and combined three saves.
- Despite the result, Bryant led the Mountaineers, 38-33.
Bryant visits the Sacred Heart on Saturday, April 17 for a 1 p.m. clash as the Bulldogs wrap up their road program before returning to Smithfield for a three-game home game.