March 16, 2011

Baker Becomes Stevenson's Top Career Scorer

from press release

ORLANDO, Fla. -- With three points, Stevenson women's lacrosse senior Lisa Baker (Westminster/Westminster) became the all-time leading scorer in school history while senior Megan Weiss (Odenton/Seton) scored her third game-winning goal of the season, scoring with three seconds remaining as the 20th-ranked Mustangs edged Springfield Wednesday, 12-11. Stevenson (5-2) picked up its fourth win in the last five games and are 3-1 in neutral site contests the last two seasons.

With two goals and one assist, Baker now has 207 career points, moving her past former teammate Lauren Zegowitz who had 205 from 2007-10. The school's career assists leader, Baker now has 125 goals and 82 assists.

The Mustangs led 8-4 at the half and 10-6 midway through the second before the Pride (1-1) rallied to tie the game at 10-10. With less than a minute remaining, Springfield had possession looking for the game-winning goal.

However, a double team by junior Lauren Taguding (Baltimore/Towson) and freshman Leah Warner (Pasadena/Northeast) caused a turnover and gave Stevenson possession with 20 seconds left in the second half.

With under 10 seconds to play, freshman Mandy Marston (Baltimore/Institute of Notre Dame) fed the ball inside to junior Emily Gartrell (Jarretsville/North Harford) who was triple teammed, but managed a flip pass to Weiss on the crease for her second game-winner of the season as time was winding down.

In the season opener on February 19, Weiss scored the game-winner with just six seconds remaining in overtime to lift the Mustangs to a CAC road victory over St. Mary's (Md.), 8-7.

Weiss finished with three goals, her fifth game out of seven this season with at least three. She now has a team-high 18 goals this season and 113 for her career, one short of Laura Higgs for fourth-place all-time in school history. Weiss also has 141 points, moving her into a tie for sixth with former teammate Cat Connelly.

Junior Laura Grammer (Parkville/Perry Hall) also had three goals, netting the first three of her career as she totaled a career-high three points. She also had two caused turnovers.

Stevenson returns home to prepare for a showdown with No. 1 Salisbury on the road on Sunday. Game time is at 1:00 p.m.

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