OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Stevenson women's lacrosse senior Olivia Monteiro picked up her 200th career point as the second-seeded Mustangs rolled past third-seeded Albright, 14-5, in the MAC Commonwealth semifinals Wednesday afternoon at Mustang Stadium.
With the win, the Mustangs (10-7) advance to their fifth consecutive MAC Commonwealth title game where they will face the winner of top-seeded Messiah and fourth-seeded Lycoming at the highest remaining seed.
Monteiro finished with two points on one goal and one assist to reach the 200-point milestone. She also set the single season record with her 55th goal this season while extending her point streak to 18 games.
It took just 43 seconds for the hosts to find the back of the net as senior Brady Heher scored an unassisted tally after getting her own rebound. The Mustangs scored three goals in the opening two minutes as the freshman duo of Mallory Davila and Kiely Bunce both scored.
Sophie Bass got the Lions (10-7) on the board after the visitors gained possession for the first time after winning the draw control. But Stevenson answered right back with eight straight goals to end the opening half with an 11-1 lead.
The Mustangs scored four free-position goals in the opening half, including three by Bunce.
Stevenson was outscored 4-3 in the second half and was held scoreless for 21:10 until Bunce scored with 1:29 remaining in the game, her career-best sixth tally of the contest. Senior Mackenzie Reese recorded her third assist on the play.
Heher finished with her seventh three-goal game of the season while freshman defender Sarah Roerty found the back of the net for the third time this season. Roerty also totaled six draw controls, three caused turnovers and three ground balls.
In net, freshman Mack Ferguson recorded her sixth double digit save game on the year after totaling 12, including eight in the second half.
The Lions were paced by rookie of the year Devon Mela and Sophie Bass who each totaled two goals. Hayley Joyce finished with 11 saves in net.
The Mustangs outshot Albright, 40-21 and held a 15-6 advantage in draw controls.
Stevenson will await the outcome of the Messiah versus Lycoming game to see who the team will face in the title game.
Women's Lacrosse head coach Kathy Railey talks about the team's MAC Commonwealth Semifinal victory over Albright.
Stevenson Freshman Kiely Bunce talks about her 6-goal performance during the team's MAC Commonwealth semifinal victory over Albright.