INDIANAPOLIS — On Sunday morning, the Saint Mary’s lacrosse team (1-3, 0-2 MPSF) showcased an impressive performance en route a 16-11 win at Butler for the team’s first victory of the 2017 season.
The win marks the first victory since the 2013-14 season when the Gaels collected two wins on the season. Today’s result is also the first career win for Head Coach Alicia Florin.
Attacker Jocelyn Lubert continued her hot streak for the Gaels, scoring a game-high seven goals. The 5-7 junior now has a team-leading 13 goals on the season.
Fellow attacker Emily Mack recorded her first four goals of the season today, as she took eight shots and collected a ground-ball.
Midfielders Jillian Dunlap and Hanna Dalrymple each contributed with two goals on the day. Dunlap, who is in her first year with the Gaels, led the team with a pair of assists to go with her two scores.
The Gaels jumped out of the gate with the 1-0 advantage after a score by Dalrymple off a feed from Mack. Mack would then score back-to-back in less than a minute for the 3-1 advantage.
After a 3-0 run by the Bulldogs propelled them to the 4-3 lead, SMC answered right back with three of their own. Lubert scored a brace during the run, while Dunlap gave SMC the 6-4 edge with eight minutes remaining.
All tied, 6-6, the Gaels closed the opening half with two straight for the 8-6 advantage in the first 30 minutes.
The second half was the Lubert show, as the junior scored five goals in the period. Her five goals equaled the total goals in the period for the Bulldogs. Holding a narrow 11-10 lead, Lubert scored five straight in the last 14:51 to seal the deal for the Gaels.
First year keeper Cassidy Hoffman also picked up her first career win, as the freshman collected 12 saves.
The Gaels held a 25-15 advantage in ground-balls and were a successful 16-for-22 on clear attempts.
SMC will have a week off before heading back to the east coast. The Gaels will face off against Central Connecticut State in New Britain, Conn. The match will take place at 1 p.m. PST. Fans can follow the action live online by clicking here.
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