March 8, 2009

Zerhusen Delivers Again for No. 15 St. Mary's

from press release

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - Senior midfielder Allie Zerhusen (Cockeysville, Md./Park) netted the game-winner with 28 seconds left in regulation to give the 15th-ranked St. Mary's College of Maryland women's lacrosse team an 11-10 non-conference victory over McDaniel College Sunday afternoon.

Taking a feed from junior attacker Kelsey Branch (Jarrettsville, Md./North Harford), Zerhusen beat junior goalie Leanne Hollinger (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) with her shot to the top left corner for the Seahawks' fourth straight win.

Zerhusen led the Seahawks with three goals and an assist, while senior midfielder Lauren Carrier(Crownsville, Md./Old Mill) tallied a hat trick to extend her NCAA Division III record for consecutive games with at least one goal to 47 games in a row.  Carrier started the streak as a freshman on April 15, 2006 with one goal and one assist in a 10-9 loss to the University of Mary Washington.

The Green Terror (2-1) struck first at 25:50 behind senior midfielder Steph Sudbrook's (Baltimore, Md./Loch Raven) first goal of the season before St. Mary's went on a 3-0 run for a 3-1 lead at 14:11. Carrier's free position goal at 9:11 gave the Seahawks a two-goal cushion (4-2) before back-to-back goals by junior Brittany Baer (Westminster, Md./Westminster) and one by senior midfielder Kristin Mele (Ellicott City, Md./River Hill) put McDaniel ahead 5-4 at 6:53.  Zerhusen knotted the game at 5-all at halftime with her free position goal at 1:01.

Branch scored her fourth of the season to put the Seahawks (4-1) back on top at the second half but McDaniel posted a 3-0 run to claim an 8-6 advantage at 17:39.  Then back-to-back goals by Baer provided a three-goal (10-7) cushion for the Green Terror at 14:17.  Senior attacker Emily Norris' (Timonium, Md./Dulaney) free position goal at 8:05 followed by Zerhusen's unassisted goal at 6:37 cut the deficit to 10-9.  Carrier launched a rocket whizzing past Hollinger's head for a 10-10 draw at 2:34.

Baer notched a game-high five goals and six points in leading the McDaniel offense, while senior attackerLindsey McDonald (Germantown, Md./Damascus) dished out three assists.

McDaniel edged the Seahawks in both shots (26-24) and draw controls (12-11) behind a game-high five draw controls by Baer.  St. Mary's registered a 23-19 advantage in ground balls as junior defender Karisa Carroll (Long Island, N.Y./Ward Melville) scooped up a game-high four loose balls.

Freshman goalie Colleen Simpson (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) made 10 stops in the Seahawk win, while Hollinger finished with 12 saves for McDaniel.

The Seahawks will be back in action this Tuesday, March 10 when St. Mary's hosts Roanoke College in non-conference action at Seahawk Stadium at 4:30.


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