April 15, 2014

Minarovich Stars as St. Mary's Wins First Game

from press release

CLINTON, S.C. – The Saint Mary’s lacrosse team battled for a 21-18 win over Presbyterian on Tuesday afternoon on the Blue Hose campus.

Rachel Minarovich was one off the school record with 10 draw controls, giving her 215 in her career, a new Mountain Pacific Sports Federation record. Minarovich added a game-high six goals for the Gaels.

Allie DeBruhl scored four times, while Anne Neuweiler added three goals. Megan Armes, Anna Turpit and Molly Kuptz each scored twice for the Gaels. Kirsta Morgan and Kiki Tanaka added scores, while Morgan added a career-high seven assists.

PC was led by Maddie Seiloff and Margaret Richardson with four goals apiece.

The Blue Hose scored the first three goals of the game, before the Gaels responded scoring six straight times to lead 6-3 at the 15:16 mark. The Gaels opened up a 10-5 lead after Neuweiler’s goal at the 6:12 mark, but PC closed the half strong, pulling within 11-8 at the break. Tanaka scored her first collegiate goal right before halftime giving SMC the three-goal lead.

In the second half, the Blue Hose tied the game at 12-12 at the 20:38 mark in the game. SMC scored the next five goals to lead 17-12, the last by Neuweiler and the Gaels looked to be in good position with 13:55 remaining.

The Blue Hose chipped away and pulled within 18-17 at the 4:10 mark. The Gaels got a huge stop and later a goal by Minarovich and SMC led 19-17 with 2:05 remaining. Minarovich added goals at the 1:10 and :12 marks to put the game away.

Katherine Herzog and Sydney Pinello split time in goal, with Pinello earning the win.

The Gaels held a 33-30 edge in shots, while groundballs were tied up at 24 apiece. Rachel Sunday had a team-high six ground balls for the Gaels.

Saint Mary’s is back in action tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. at Campbell in Buies Creek, North Carolina.

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