MORAGA, Calif. — Saint Mary’s lacrosse (1-9, 0-4 MPSF) displayed enormous fight and offensive success in the second half, but fell short in the comeback, falling to Saint Francis (5-4) in a physical match, 21-14.
The Gaels were led by four scores from Emily Mack. The junior shot a team-high 13 shots, and converted 2-of-5 free position shots.
SMC played three goalkeepers, as freshman Meg Sheehan got the start. Cassidy Hoffman recorded a team-high 27:36 and recorded six saves. Senior Sydney Pinello came into the match and played a solid 18 minutes with three saves.
Down 12-5 at the half, the Gaels jumped out hot in the second half, scoring four straight in a 5:30 span. Zummo and Mack each collected two goals in the early run.
The Red Flash would answer back with a 5-0 run of their own to lead 17-9. With 17:25 remaining, Dunlap scored a free position shot to spark another comeback effort from the Gaels. SMC would go on another 4-0 run to trail, 17-13.
SFU would end the game strong, with four more goals to seal the tough win over the Gaels.
Saint Mary’s will head down to Berkeley to take on Cal in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference match. The Gaels will take on the Golden Bears at Cal on Friday, April 7 for a 6 p.m. match.
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