March 6, 2004
EMMITSBURG, Md. - Sophomore Ellen Keener (Lancaster, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg) scored a career-high four goals, including the eventual game-winner to help Mount St. Mary's come from behind to defeat Siena 16-7 in non-conference women's lacrosse action on Saturday.
Keener, who tallied six markers last season, scored back-to-back markers in each half to pace the Mount (2-1) to its second straight victory.
Freshman Katie Simmons (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) recorded her third straight hat trick and an assist while Erin LaMotte (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) posted two goals and two assists in the winning effort.
Stephanie Petruccelli led the Saints (0-2) with two marker and two helpers, and Michelle Eide added two goals in the loss.
Siena jumped out to a four-goal advantage before Mount St. Mary's scored 10 unanswered goals to cruise to the 16-7 victory.
After Dana Sherrer gave the Saints a 5-1 advantage 17:45 into the game, Simmons started the Mount's comeback with a goal from a LaMotte feed at 24:52. Kirby Day (Forest Hill, Md./North Hartford) scored her first of two goals on the afternoon with 2:08 remaining in the first half. The Saints went into the intermission with a 5-3 advantage.
Mount St. Mary's continued to find the back of the net in the second half, starting with Simmon's break-away marker 22 seconds into the stanza. Addie Lewis (Kent Island, Md./St. Mary's) then knotted the game at 5 off a feed from Jenna Duffy (Bel Air, Md./Catholic) 14 seconds later.
Mason then gave the Mount the lead for good on a free-position goal at 33:34. Mason then hooked up with LaMotte on a pass from behind the net 9:19 into the second half. Keener then scored two goals in a span of 2 minutes and 32 seconds. Simmons and Day capped off the Mount St. Mary's surge with markers to give the squad an 11-5 advantage at 43:51.
The game was then intrupted for 45 minutes due to thunder and lightening. The Saints regrouped after the delay to score back-to-back unassisted markers by Colleen Agostinacchio
and Eide to cut the deficit to 11-7 with 14:10 remaining.
Keener went coast-to-coast to find the twine at 48:21 before she scored again 51 seconds later and the Saints could get no closer the rest of the way.
Fueled by two goals and an assist from Pertruccelli, Siena jumped out to a 5-1 lead 17:45 into the game.
Freshman Kristen Gealy (Fallston, Md./Fallston) scored her first collegiate goal at 51:45. Sophomores Jen Davison (Riva, Md./South River) and Megan Fick (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) each found the twine for the first time this season.
The Saints will next travel to take on Sacred Heart on Tuesday, March 9. Game-time is scheduled for 3 p.m.