UNION, N.J. (March 9, 2018) – The USMMA women's lacrosse team lost its non-conference matchup at Kean University, 17-6, on Friday afternoon at the Cougars' Kean Alumni Stadium. The defeat drops the Mariners' record to 1-1 on the season, while KU improves to 2-0.
The game was close in the first half, as the Mariners trailed just 4-3 after the first 30 minutes. However, Kean scored six of the first seven goals of the second half to build up a 10-4 lead and used that momentum to claim the victory.
For Merchant Marine, junior Jessica Reilly (Sayville, N.Y.) recorded her second-straight hat-trick with three goals. Three other Mariners found the back of the net – freshman Kelly Midas (Clarksville, Md.), sophomore Grace McHugh (Sturbridge, Mass.) and classmate Angela Parker (Bowie, Md.).
Reilly also registered a game-high eight draw controls and five caused turnovers to go along with a team-best five groundballs. Midas contributed three GBs and two CTs, while junior Maura Malone (Yorktown, Va.) picked up three groundballs.
Between the pipes, junior goalie Hannah Gizzi (Finksburg, Md.) made 10 saves over the full 60 minutes.
For the full statistics from the game, click here.
A full release will follow at a later time.
The Mariners are back in action next Wednesday, March 14, when they host Centenary at 5:30 p.m. at Brooks Stadium. Live stats and a live video feed of the game will be available with links on the USMMA Women's Lacrosse Schedule Page.
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