February 25, 2010

Stevenson's Railey Earns 100th Victory

from press releases

YORK, Pa. - Stevenson women's lacrosse junior Lisa Baker (Westminster/Westminster) and senior Lauren Zegowitz (Gaithersburg/Damascus) combined to score five of the Mustangs' final six goals as they rallied from a two-goal deficit with less than 15 minutes left en route to a 14-11 victory over York (Pa.) Wednesday at Kinsley Field.

The win marked the 100th in the career of fifth-year head coach Kathy Railey who is now 100-70 in 11 collegiate seasons and 36-31 at Stevenson. As of 2009, she was ranked as the 25th winningest active coach in Division III with a .583 percentage.

Stevenson's two leading scorers last season with 90 combined goals, Baker and Zegowitz were held to just one point each before erupting for five-straight goals in a span of 4:58.

With the Mustangs trailing 10-8, Zegowitz netted her second goal of the game with 11:50 remaining before Baker picked up her first just 45 seconds later to tie the game.

The duo would score back-to-back again only 43 seconds apart when Zegowitz tallied her second hat trick in as many games this season and the 23rd of her career at 8:46 to give Stevenson an 11-10 advantage, marking the seventh lead change of the game.

Baker posted her second consecutive hat trick as well with back-to-back goals at 8:03 and 6:52 to give the Mustangs the largest lead of the game for either team at 13-10.

Stevenson scored six of the game's final seven goals to post their fourth-straight regular season road win.

The Mustangs also used a late run in the first half, scoring three of the final four goals, to rally from a 4-2 deficit and tie the game at 5-5 at halftime.

Like Baker and Zegowitz, junior Megan Weiss (Odenton/Seton) had three goals and one assist as well. The trio has combined for 19 of the team's 30 goals through two games.

Sophomores Kelli Battista (Elkridge/Long Reach) and Kirstin Gancarz (Crownsville/Old Mill) each scored twice while senior Kristyna Hnizda (Manchester/North Carroll) picked up her third goal of the season with 41 seconds remaining in the first half to tie the game at 5-5.

Sophomore Jenny Schroeder (Severna Park/Seton Keough) made six saves in goal for the Mustangs while counterpart Kelsey Evans had seven for York.

Reigning CAC Player of the Week, Kimberly Wayson, had four goals and six points to lead the Spartans (1-1, 0-1 CAC) who dropped their second-straight to Stevenson.

The Mustangs return to action on Saturday when they host a non-conference contest with Ursinus at Towson University's Unitas Stadium. Game time is at 4:30 p.m.

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