Mount Women's Lacrosse Loses to Robert Morris, 14-9

Mount Women's Lacrosse Loses to Robert Morris, 14-9

Moon Township, Pa. (April 7, 2013) -- Mount St. Mary's built a 7-3 halftime lead, but could not hold on as Robert Morris outscored the Mount, 11-2, in the final 30 minutes to send the visiting Mountaineers to a 14-9 loss on Sunday. Hannah Gutcher and Erin Seipp finished with two goals and one assist apiece for the Mount. 

The Mount (4-9, 3-2 NEC) trailed 2-1 just under 10 minutes into the game when RMU's Kristen Yoviene scored the first two of her team-leading four goals with Seipp getting the Mount on the board inbetween Yoviene's strikes. 

A 6-0 run by the Mountaineers over a 15-minute stretch turned a 2-1 deficit into a 7-2 lead with 5:55 to go in the first half. Allie Fife scored at the 18:27 mark and was followed by back-to-back goals courtesy of Gutcher less than a minute apart in the 15th minute. 

Gutcher then continued to facilitate the offense with an assist to Kaitlyn Larrimore for a 5-2 Mount advantage. Seipp followed with an unassisted goal and Lindsay Diaz netted a free position goal for a 7-2 lead. 

The Colonials (7-6, 3-3 NEC) scored the final goal of the first half with 1:54 on the clock on Jessica Karwacki's tally to send the teams into halftime with the Mount leading 7-3. 

RMU jumped on the Mount with three goals in the opening 10 minutes of the second half to make it a one-goal game at 7-6. Yoviene and MacKenzie Lawler both scored a goal and had an assist during the stretch to go with a goal from Lauren Roberts.

Molly Morris' goal with 17:51 gave the Mount a two-goal cushion at 8-6, but Robert Morris scored the next six goals to seize a 12-8 lead. During the 10:22 span, RMU scored on three free position attempts and received two goals from Jessica Rutherford and Brittany Byerly. 

The Mount was able to cut into the Colonials' lead with Bridget McGann's fifth goal of the season with 5:23 remaining to set the score at 12-9. 

Goals from Rachel Cox and Emily Jamison the rest of the way gave the Colonials a 14-9 victory. 

A career-high five draw controls for Seipp led the way as the Mount corralled 12 draw controls on the day. Robert Morris protected the ball with just two turnovers, while the Mount also committed a season-low seven turnovers. 

Sarah Jane Leder made five saves for the Mount and Kaitlin Pentz recorded three saves in relief to be credited with the win for RMU. The Colonials outshot the Mount, 26-17, including 16-4 in the second half. 

The Mount will return to Waldron Family Stadium for the final two home games of the regular season next weekend. On Friday, April 12, the Mount will host Sacred Heart at 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday, April 14, Quinnipiac comes to town for a 12:00 p.m. start.