Stevenson Bounces No. 19 Dickinson
from press release
CARLISE, Pa. - Led by five points each from sophomores Marissa Meiklejohn (Severn, Md./Old Mill) and Leah Warner (Pasadena, Md./Northeast), the Stevenson women's lacrosse team posted its third win versus a ranked opponent in as many years with a 15-9 road win over No. 19 Dickinson Friday at Biddle Field.
The Mustangs (2-0), who were receiving votes in this week's IWLCA Division III Coaches Poll, posted their third-straight win against the Red Devils. Friday also marked the second consecutive meeting in which one of the two teams was ranked as Stevenson was No. 20 a year ago.
The Mustangs' first win against a ranked opponent was back on Mar. 20, 2010 when they defeated No. 7 Catholic on the road, 18-13.
Meiklejohn scored a career-high five goals while tying a career-high with five points. She also had five points in back-to-back games versus Mary Washington and Frostburg State last season.
Meiklejohn totaled three of her goals in the first half as Stevenson rallied from a 4-0 deficit in the first four minutes to tie the game at 5-5 on her third of the game with 2:46 remaining.
Warner, who tied her career-high with four goals and five points, netted her first goal of the game with 29 seconds left in the opening half to give the Mustangs their first lead, 6-5.
The duo of Meiklejohn and Warner combined for five of Stevenson's nine second half goals as they outscored the Red Devils, 9-4.
After Clare Manoli tied the game at 6-6 just 15 seconds into the second half, senior Emily Gartrell (Jarretsville, Md./North Harford) scored the second of her two goals with 23:53 to play to give the Mustangs the lead for good, 7-6.
Dickinson (2-2) trailed 10-9 with 8:20 remaining on a goal by Val Hoffman, before Stevenson scored the game's final five goals, four of which came from Meiklejohn and Warner, over the last seven minutes.
Senior Jenny Schroeder (Severna Park, Md./Seton Keough) finished with 14 saves, three shy of her career-high set versus Dickinson on Mar. 12, 2009. Nine of her saves came in the first half.
Kelly Haglund had three goals and four points to lead the Red Devils offensively while Amanda Morse had 19 saves to lead the defense.
Stevenson travels to Westminster on Tuesday, March 6 to take on its second-straight opponent from the Centennial Conference when it faces local rival McDaniel beginning at 3:30 p.m.
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