Staten Island, N.Y. (April 14, 2018) – Wagner scored six of the final seven goals of the game to come from behind and knock off Mount St. Mary's University, 12-11, in a Northeast Conference women's lacrosse tilt at Hameline Field on Saturday afternoon.
The Seahawks' late run consisted of five straight goals at one point during the stretch, which was the fourth different five-goal run of game combined between the two squads.
Mount St. Mary's held a 10-6 advantage at the 22:59 mark of the second half, before five straight from Wagner over the ensuing 16 minutes gave the Seahawks an 11-10 advantage, which was the team's first lead since the opening goal of the half. Heidi Colford fueled the rally with three straight goals, and capped off the run with an assist on the go-ahead tally from Anna Belle Reilly with 6:05 remaining.
Just over a minute later, Marley Heller evened the contest at 11-11 with her second goal of the game off a free-position attempt. The tie game didn't last long, as Lauren Ednie found the back of the net with 3:44 on the clock to put Wagner back on top, 12-11.
The Seahawks were able to keep the Mount from re-tying the game in the final three-plus minutes to secure the victory and improve to 8-4 overall and a perfect 3-0 in Northeast Conference play. With the loss, the Mount dropped to 6-6 on the year and 1-2 in the NEC.
Taylor Carhart (3g), Emily Davis (2g, 1a) and Heller (2g, 1a) led the Mount on the afternoon with three points apiece, while Alayna Pagnotta was the other Mountaineer with a multi-goal day with a pair of scores.
Jillian Petito made 11 stops in goal for the Mount to register her seventh straight game with double-digit saves. The senior denied Wagner on all seven of its free-position shots in the tilt.
Colford tallied a game-high eight points (6g, 2a) for Wagner, and Marjorie Dehm (2g, 1a) and Reilly (2g, 1a) added three points each.
Lucy Darlington collected her seventh win of the season in cage for the Seahawks, posting a five-save performance.
The Seahawks opened the game with five straight tallies, which included three from Colford, to grab the 5-0 lead midway through the half.
Not to be outdone, Mount St. Mary's countered with its own five-goal run to close out the half, including a pair in the final minute of play, to tie the game at 5-all heading into the break.
After a goal from Dehm to open the second half, another five-goal rally from the Mountaineers in a span of just 4:34 gave them their largest lead of the contest at 10-6. Carhart ignited the run with back-to-back goals to begin things, before Kate Kinsella, Davis and Pagnotta registered a goal apiece to stretch the Mount advantage to four goals with 22:59 remaining.
It was all Wagner from that point forward as the Seahawks netted six of the game's final seven goals to walk away with the 12-11 victory.
Wagner held a slight 34-27 shot advantage in the contest and won the ground ball battle, 18-12. Mount St. Mary's held a 13-12 advantage on draw controls, with Beanie Colson picking up a game-high five draws.
The Mount heads to Sacred Heart this coming Friday (April 20) to take on the Pioneers in a 3:00 p.m. matchup.