Murphy Leads Mustangs to Sixth Consecutive Victory

Murphy Leads Mustangs to Sixth Consecutive Victory

FREDERICK, Md. - Stevenson women's lacrosse freshman Caroline Murphy recorded eight points to lead the Mustangs to their sixth consecutive victory, a 14-5 MAC Commonwealth victory over Hood Wednesday evening at Thomas Athletic Field.

  • It took just 53 second for the Mustangs (9-3, 4-0 MAC Commonwealth) to find the back of the net as junior Carly Bowes scored after freshman Kaitlyn Kozlowski won the opening draw control.
  • Murphy doubled the visitors lead on an assist from classmate Lan Le Crotty before the Blazers (9-5, 1-4 MAC Commonwealth) answered just under four minutes later.
  • Hood had a chance to tie the game on a free-position shot at the midway point but junior Mack Ferguson stopped her first of two free-position shots of the half.
  • Crotty got in the goal column on an assist from freshman Mary Marc before Murphy scored twice in a 2:30 span to push Stevenson's lead to 5-1 with 5:22 remaining.
  • Sophomore Lindsay Seipp converted on the Mustangs first free-position shot before Marc found the back of the net 28 seconds later on an assist from Murphy.

  • The second half started just like the first as Bowes scored 37 seconds into the frame after Kozlowski was the opening draw control.
  • Goals by Murphy and senior Dana Stevens gave Stevenson a 10-1 lead in the opening five minutes of the half before the hosts answered with back-to-back goals.
  • Freshman Tea Ferrara became the seventh different goal scorer before classmate Hannah Huff became the eighth just 1:15 later. Both were assisted by Murphy.
  • After seven minutes of scoreless action, Murphy found the back of the net for the fifth time on an assist from Seipp.

  • Stevenson improves to 19-0 all-time versus Hood since the series started in 1995. The Mustangs have held the Blazers to five goals or less in 16 of those meetings.
  • The Mustangs outshot Hood, 38-13. Each team finished with one free-position goal.
  • Murphy finished with five goals, marking the fifth time the rookie has netted at least a hat trick and third time she has scored five goals. Eight points is tied for sixth in a single game.
  • Bowes recorded her sixth hat trick of the season and 13th of her career. She is just nine goals shy of 100 for her career.
  • Kozlowski finished with a game and career-high seven draw controls.
  • In net, Ferguson recorded seven saves.

  • Stevenson returns to action on Thursday, April 11 when the Mustangs host a non-conference contest versus 23rd-ranked Washington (Md.). Opening draw is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.