Late Surge Lifts Mount Women’s Lacrosse Past Manhattan in Season Opener

Late Surge Lifts Mount Women’s Lacrosse Past Manhattan in Season Opener

Emmitsburg, Md. (February 17, 2018) – Mount St. Mary's tallied four goals in the final three minutes of play to power past Manhattan for the 12-8 victory on Saturday in the season opener at Waldron Family Stadium.

Sophomore Carly Miller led all scorers in the contest with five points on four goals and one assist. Rookie Beanie Colson tallied three goals and one assist to go along with a game-high nine draw controls in her collegiate debut. Kate Kinsella (2g), Taylor Carhart (1g, 1a) and Emily Davis (1g, 1a) also posted multi-point performances on the afternoon.

On the other side, Sarah Lang and Kara Hodapp paced Manhattan with three goals apiece, accounting for six of the team's eight tallies in the contest.

Junior Jillian Petito earned the win in net for the Mountaineers with eight saves, while Nikki Prestiano also made eight saves in the losing effort for the Jaspers.

With the game tied at 8-8 in the final minutes of play, Miller found Carhart with a nice feed in front of net, and Carhart fired one past Prestiano to put the Mount on top, 9-8, with 2:52 remaining.

Miller netted an unassisted tally just over a minute later for her fourth goal of the game to give the Mount some breathing room, and Kinsella and Alayna Pagnotta added insurance tallies in the final 19 seconds as the Mount went on for the 12-8 victory.

In the first half of play, Hodapp and Jordyn DiCostanzo netted the opening pair of tallies to stake Manhattan out to the early advantage. The Mount got on the board on Miller's first goal of the game at the 23:04 mark, and followed with three more in a row, including a pair from Colson, to jump in front by a 4-2 margin midway thru the half.

After trading goals over the next four minutes of play, Manhattan was able to register the final two tallies of the half to cut the Mount lead to 6-5 at the halftime break.

Mount St. Mary's held a 32-25 overall shot advantage in the tilt, and a 14-8 advantage in the draw circle. Colson collected more draw controls (9) than the entire Manhattan team combined.

The Mountaineers continue their home stand on February 21 against UMBC at 3 p.m.