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Meagan Bennett scored four more goals in the loss versus Saint Francis.
Meagan Bennett scored four more goals in the loss versus Saint Francis.
LAX | Bennett Leads Gaels in Physical Match Versus SFU
Release: Tuesday 03/26/2017 
by SMC Athletics

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.

Meagan Bennett recorded a hat-trick for the Gaels along with four ground balls. Megan Zummo also notched three scores on just five shots.

Jillian Dunlap and Hanna Dalrymple combined for 12 draw controls.

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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