OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Stevenson women's lacrosse senior MaryKate White netted a career-high four goals as all four senior found the back of the net as the Mustangs snapped a three-game losing streak with a 14-5 MAC Commonwealth victory over Hood on Senior Night Tuesday evening at Mustang Stadium.
The Mustangs (6-9, 4-3 MAC Commonwealth) improve to 20-0 all-time versus the Blazers and have outscored them 380-69 in those meetings. With one regular season game remaining, Stevenson currently holds the fifth and final playoff spot as Arcadia holds the head-to-head tiebreaker with the Mustangs.
The hosts won the opening draw control and scored just 1:02 into the game as senior Amanda Robshaw netted her third goal of the season on the team leading 17th assist by sophomore Kiely Bunce. Stevenson scored the game's opening eight goals, including three by White and two by freshman Lindsay Seipp. Senior Hana Tankersley and sophomore Mallory Davila also found the back of the net.
Both Davila and White scored free-position goals during the opening eight-goal run.
Back-to-back goals in a 2:18 span by the Blazers (5-10, 0-7 MAC Commonwealth) stopped Stevenson's run before freshman Melanie Meara netted her first career goal on an assist by Davila, her second of the night. Meara is the 13th Mustang to find the back of the net this season, doing it in just her fifth career appearance.
White started the second half right where she left off in the first, scoring her fourth goal of the game just 27 seconds into the half on the second assist of the night by Bunce. It is the fifth multi-assist game of the season for Bunce.
Senior Jamie Bittner became the fourth senior to score a goal as she scored for the sixth time this season on an assist from Seipp. Bittner has a career-best eight points this season after recording a combined eight over her first three years. Meanwhile, Seipp has her sixth multi-point game over her last nine.
After an 8:40 scoring drought for both teams, Bunce scored her first goal of the game before Jade Locklear netted her third of the game just 36 seconds later. Locklear added another goal 50 seconds later to cut the deficit to 12-5 with 8:25 remaining in regulation.
Seipp set a new career-high with her third goal of the night on a feed from sophomore Carly Bowes, who picked up a ground ball and raced the length of the field. Bowes, who was held without a goal for the first time this season in her last outing, scored her first goal of the night and team leading 33rd on a free-position shot just 1:17 later.
Bittner finished with four ground balls, three caused turnovers and two draw controls. She moves into second place with 86 career caused turnovers.
Stevenson concludes the 2018 regular season on Saturday, April 28 when the Mustangs travel to Widener for a MAC Commonwealth contest beginning at 1:00 p.m.