Mustangs Set Records, Milestones in 22-2 Victory Over Hood
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Stevenson women's lacrosse senior Leah Warner broke the school record for points and goals in a career while senior Marissa Meiklejohn scored her 200th career point as the Mustangs defeated Hood 22-2 in a Commonwealth Conference contest Wednesday afternoon at Mustang Stadium.
The duo of Warner and Meiklejohn combined for 13 points on the day, including 11 goals, as the Mustangs (8-4, 3-0 MAC) picked up their seventh-straight victory and 11th consecutive in the Commonwealth Conference.
For the sixth time this season and the fifth in the last six games, Stevenson has scored a first minute goal as junior Kathryn Merrick scored just nine seconds into the contest. Merrick has totaled four first minute goals this season.
The Blazers (5-5, 0-4 MAC) would tie the game at one as Hood's leading scorer Ashley Kitzmiller tallied an unassisted goal. After five-straight Mustang goals, including three by Meiklejohn, Kitzmiller would tally Hood's only other goal of the contest, as the Blazers were limited to just six shots.
Meiklejohn scored six of her career-high seven goals in the first half including one 37 seconds before halftime to give Stevenson a 15-2 lead at the break.
With her first goal of the day, Warner now stands alone on the career points list previously held by Lisa Baker '11 and career goals list which was held by Heather Valunas '03. She now has 248 career points and 155 career goals. She is two assists shy of tying the school record held by Baker.
Meiklejohn, who became just the third player in the program's history to surpass 200 career points, now ranks second all-time with 154 career goals.
Merrick, who finished with one goal and four assists, totaled her 100th career point while senior Mandy Marston, who tallied two goals, is five points shy of accomplishing that feat.
The Mustangs, who finished with a season-high 41 shots for the second-straight game, totaled 18 caused turnovers as Hood totaled 32 turnovers and finished just 6-for-21 on clear attempts.
Freshman Brady Heher dished out her first career assists, finishing with two, while also totaling three caused turnovers and three ground balls. Fellow classmate Tori Bruno scored a career-high two goals.
Stevenson returns to action on Saturday, April 12 when it hosts a Commonwealth Conference contest versus Lebanon Valley in a battle for first place. Opening draw is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.