Seniors, Roerty Lead Mustangs to Dominating Win Over Hood

Seniors, Roerty Lead Mustangs to Dominating Win Over Hood

FREDERICK, Md. - The Stevenson women's lacrosse senior class combined for 21 points while freshman Sarah Roerty recorded eight ground balls, six draw controls and four caused turnovers in the Mustangs 21-3 MAC Commonwealth victory over Hood Wednesday afternoon at Thomas Athletic Field.

It is the second consecutive game for the Mustangs (5-7, 2-2 MAC Commonwealth) with a season-high 21 goals while dishing out a season-best 14 assists. Twelve different players found the back of the net for Stevenson.

The Mustangs improve to 19-0 all-time versus the Blazers (4-7, 0-3 MAC Commonwealth) and have outscored them 366-64 in those meetings. Conference foes since 2007, Stevenson has scored at leas 20 goals versus Hood in the last four meetings.

Senior Olivia Monteiro won the opening draw and found classmate Mackenzie Reese for the opening score just eight seconds in. Monteiro then found fellow senior Tori Bruno 32 seconds later before senior Brady Heher joined her fellow classmates on the score sheet with a goal.

Bruno needed just 8:39 to complete a hat trick, marking the fourth time in her career she has scored at least three goals, including the second this season.

After taking a 9-2 lead into the break, the Mustangs scored eight consecutive goals with six different goal scorers to extend their lead to 17-2. Junior Hana Tankersley scored her first goal of the season while freshman Brianna Christie scored in her second consecutive game.

Sophomore Jillian Henry also scored her first goal of the season to round out the scoring.

Monteiro tied her season-high with seven points on three goals and four assists. It is her 20th career game with at least three goals and 13th game with at least five points. She is just one assist shy of becoming the fifth player in program history to record 100 career goals and 50 career assists.

Meanwhile, Heher finished with five points on three goals and two assists marking the third time this season with five points.

Roerty's eight ground balls ranks tied for fifth in program history with the record of 13 set in 2003.

The Mustangs outshot Hood, 36-3 and held a 31-10 advantage in ground balls.

Stevenson returns to action on Saturday, April 8 when the Mustangs host Widener in a MAC Commonwealth contest beginning at 1:00 p.m.