March 23, 2010

Zegowitz, Baker Hit Milestones; Mustangs Win

from press release

- Stevenson women's lacrosse junior Lauren Zegowitz (Gaithersburg/Damascus) totaled four points to break school's career points record while junior Lisa Baker (Westminster/Westminster) scored four goals, including her 100th, as the No. 19 Mustangs defeated Wellesley, 13-6 Tuesday at Caves Athletics Complex.

The win was the fifth-straight at home for Stevenson (8-2) who continues to add to the best start to a season in school history.

The Mustangs took control of the game in the first half as they built a 6-1 halftime lead and outshot the Blue Pride, 16-8.

Zegowitz and Baker combined to score five of Stevenson's six first-half goals while junior Megan Weiss (Odenton/Seton) assisted on both record-setting tallies.

With the Mustangs winning 3-1, Baker scored her 100th career goal off an assist from Weiss with 7:49 remaining before Weiss found Zegowitz with 5:32 left to break Valunas' 11-year old record.

Valunas totaled 186 career points from 2000-03, totaling a school record 151 goals land 35 assists. Zegowitz is second all-time with 133 goals, just 18 behind Valunas.

Meanwhile, Baker is the seventh player in school history to score 100 career goals and now has 101 ranking her sixth on the all-time list, just one behind Colleen Baughman for fifth. Baker also holds the school's career assists record with 59, three ahead of Zegowitz.

Baker finished with four goals and one assist, her 13th career game with at least five points and her 19th with at least three goals, including third-straight. Zegowitz and Weiss each had two goals and two assists while senior Kristyna Hnizda (Manchester/North Carroll) had three goals.

With three goals, Hnizda now has 87 for her career, moving her into a tie for 10th on the school's all-time list.

Sophomore Jenny Schroeder (Severna Park/Severna Park) also had a strong performance on Tuesday as she finished one save short of her career-high with 15, including 10 in the second half. She also stopped five of seven free position shots.

Also defensively, sophomore Lauren Taguding (Baltimore/Towson) had three ground balls and and three caused turnovers. As a team, Stevenson had 11 caused turnovers and held a 16-9 advantage in ground balls, including a 10-3 margin in the second half.

Jenny Holland, Megan Morrow and Megan Fuchs all had two goals for the Blue Pride (1-3) while Kate Cushing had two assists. Mary Mattia had seven saves.

Stevenson faces a top-20 showdown when the team travels to CAC rival and No. 20-ranked Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia on Saturday.

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