Butler Tallies Eight Points as Mount St. Mary’s Cruises Past La Salle, 16-5

Butler Tallies Eight Points as Mount St. Mary’s Cruises Past La Salle, 16-5

Emmitsburg, Md. (March 1, 2019) – Sophomore Jordan Butler tallied a career-high eight points as Mount St. Mary's cruised to a 16-5 victory over La Salle on Friday night at Waldron Family Stadium.

Butler notched six goals, with three of those coming on free-position attempts, and also added a pair of assists. Emily Davis recorded a hat trick to go along with a game-high eight draw controls. Zoe Hurlburt also netted three goals, while Kate Kinsella (2g) and Jordan Groover (2a) both finished with a pair of points on the night.

Goalie Jillian Petito made 10 saves for the second consecutive game as she collected her third win of the season.

After a goal from La Salle's Hope Smith to open the contest, the Mountaineers rattled off five straight goals in a span of five minutes to take a 5-1 advantage at the 20:40 mark. The Mount spread the wealth during the run as five different players scored, and Butler picked up two of her eight points during the stretch.

Emily Johnston broke up the Mount's rally with a goal at the 18:08 mark, but the Mount shutout the explorers for the remainder of the half and got the final two goals of the frame from Davis and Butler, which extended the lead to 7-2.

Butler tallied four of the Mount's opening five goals in the second half, all coming in the first 10 minutes of the stanza, as the Mountaineers pushed the lead to 12-3. Johnston recorded her second of the game for La Salle with 19:53 on the clock, but the Mount countered with goals from Davis and Kinsella to make it a 10-goal advantage and force a running clock with 14:19 remaining.

Hurlburt scored two of her goals in the final six-plus minutes of play, and the Mount closed out the big 16-5 win to improve to 3-1 on the year. The loss dropped La Salle to 1-3 overall.

Mount St. Mary's held a 31-25 shot advantage in the game and won 17 of 22 draw controls. Davis and Groover combined for 14 of the Mount's 17 draws.

The Mount returns to action on Sunday, March 3 against California at 12 p.m.