NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – The Westminster College women’s lacrosse team won, 20-10, in their Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) opener over Saint Vincent College at home Friday night.
Junior Margo Mason (Pittsburgh, PA / Chartiers Valley) was part of 17 of Westminster’s goals as she broke the single-game school record in goals (13) and points (17).
Westminster (5-2, 1-0 PAC) jumped out to a 3-0 lead less than eight minutes into the game; Mason (29:43), senior Emily D’Amico (Moon Township, PA / Moon Area) (29:12), and junior Michaela Hays (Blairsville, PA / Blairsville) each had a goal. After Saint Vincent (0-4, 0-1 PAC) got on the scoreboard with 21:28 on the clock, Mason scored two-straight goals, extending the Titans’ lead to 5-1 with 21:03 on the clock. Both teams traded three-straight goals (Mason had two of Westminster’s goals, while junior Bria Braddock (Beaver Falls, PA / Blackhawk) had one). Mason finished the first half with four consecutive goals, giving her a game-high nine in the first frame, and Westminster led, 12-4, at halftime.
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The Titans outscored Saint Vincent, 8-6, in the second half and did not let the Bearcats get any closer than seven points for the remainder of the contest. Westminster had its largest lead of 11 points when Hays found Mason for a goal at the 23:18 mark.
Following Mason’s game- and school-record 13 goals, Braddock had a hat trick with three goals. Hays registered two, while D’Amico and senior Emily Irvine (Cheswick, PA / Deer Lakes) each had one goal. Mason also dished out a game-high four assists, while Hays had three.
The Titans led in ground balls (37-28), draw controls (13-11), and free-position shots (13-5). Braddock tallied game-highs in ground balls (12) and caused turnovers (9). Westminster was 6-13 in free-position shots, while Saint Vincent was 2-5.
Titan first-year goalkeeper Emma Bradley (South Fayette, PA / South Fayette) collected five saves in a complete-game effort.
Westminster is back on the field April 2 at Division II Ursuline College (OH) at 3 p.m.