Belles Tame Blazers
- Kate Kelly led all players with five goals while tallying two assists.
- Clare Theisen scored four goals.
- Emilie Vanneste, Lauren Telford, and Molly Stout each scored twice.
HILTON HEAD, S.C. - The Saint Mary's lacrosse team jumped out to an 8-2 lead through the opening 23 minutes of play and never looked back in a 15-8 win over Elms on Tuesday.
Clare Theisen got the scoring started just 30 seconds into play. After the Blazers tied the game up less than a minute later, Theisen tallied back-to-back goals to give Saint Mary's the lead for good. Emilie Vanneste made it a 4-1 game in favor of the Belles less than six minutes into the game. Kate Kelly rattled off a hat trick of her own with three consecutive goals midway through the half to extend the lead to 7-2. Vanneste tallied another goal, and Kelly capped off the half with her fourth goal of the game to give the Belles the 9-3 lead at the break.
Lauren Telford and Molly Stout got in on the scoring frenzy early in the second half in addition to Theisen netting her fourth goal of the game to help push the Saint Mary's lead to ten at 13-3. The Blazers, however, put up the next four goals of the game to make it a 13-7 game with just under nine minutes remaining. Kelly put an end to the run by Elms with 2:38 to go, and Lauren Telford added a second goal in the final minute to lift the Belles to the 15-8 final.
Shannon Weyer earned the win in goal after going nearly 23 minutes in the net and allowing only two goals while stopping four shots. Cara Givens played the final 37:22 in goal and made seven saves for Saint Mary's.
Kate Kelly led all players with five goals while also notching two assists. Clare Theisen finished the game with four goals and an assist. Emilie Vanneste scored a pair and picked up an assist. Lauren Telford and Molly Stout each scored two goals in the victory. Liana O'Grady, Abby Krauss, Caleigh Gainey, and Jackie Loesch each added an assist.
The Belles (1-1) close out their spring break trip with an 11:30 a.m. contest against Bryn Mawr on Wednesday, March 9.