STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — In what was a slow start to the match, ended up being a fast-paced finish, as the Saint Mary’s lacrosse team scored 11 second-half goals, but couldn’t complete the come-from-behind win versus Wagner Monday morning, falling 16-13.
Meg Sheehan started in goal for the third straight match, and delivered another solid performance with 10 saves.
SMC trailed after the first half, 5-2, in a slow paced opening 30 minutes. The second half quickly picked up, with both teams lighting up the offensive attack.
Trailing 10-3, the Gaels started to make their move after a Lubert score with 19:03 remaining in the match.
Wagner would make another mini run to extend its lead, 14-6. The Gaels kept clawing back with a 5-0 run to pull within three. Dunlap got the run started with a beautiful goal followed by a brace from Mack. Dunlap and Lubert would then score back-to-back with 4:11 remaining.
Despite the run, the comeback came just a little too late, as Wagner score two straight to eventually take the 16-13 victory.
The Gaels will be back home on Sunday, March 19 to host UC Davis at noon.
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