Mount St. Mary’s Women’s Lacrosse Edged at Longwood, 11-10

Mount St. Mary’s Women’s Lacrosse Edged at Longwood, 11-10

Farmville, Va. (March 3, 2018) – Mount St. Mary's nearly erased a four-goal deficit in the second half, but the comeback attempt fell just short as Longwood held on for an 11-10 victory in non-conference women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon.

The Mount took a 6-5 advantage into the halftime break, but a strong surge from Longwood to open the second half pushed the Lancers out in front. Longwood tallied the first five goals of the second frame, including a pair from Kaitlin Luccarelli, to open a 10-6 advantage at the midway mark of the half.

Beanie Colson put an end to the Lancers' run on a free-position goal with 14:52 on the clock, but Riley Dolan answered for Longwood just over two minutes later to make it a four-goal advantage once again at 11-7.

Both teams were held off the board in the ensuing eight minutes of play before Alayna Pagnotta found the back of the net off a feed from Carly Miller to close the deficit. Colson followed with her second goal of the contest with 3:24 remaining off a pass from Pagnotta to bring the Mount within a pair, 11-9.

With just 1:36 left in the game, Taylor Carhart converted a free-position shot for her second goal of the game, cutting the Longwood lead to 11-10.

The Lancers were able to hold off the Mount in the final minute-plus of action to escape with the one-goal victory and improve to 2-4 on the year. With the loss, the Mount dropped to 3-2 overall.

Pagnotta led the Mount with four points (1g, 3a), while Colson, Carhart, Emily Davis and Jannel Daufenbach netted two goals apiece. Jillian Petito made six saves in goal for the Mountaineers.

Longwood's Dolan topped all scorers with five points (3g, 2a), and Luccarelli, Madison Stair and Dana Joss each added two goals. Imani West collected the win in net with a 13-save performance.

The Mount held an advantage in shots (33-22) and draw controls (14-10), while the two teams were even in ground balls (20-20).

The Mountaineers are set for a home game against Lehigh this coming Friday (March 9) at 3 p.m.