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Women’s Lacrosse Downed by No. 19 Mercy in Season Finale

Bethany Wolcott at Fredonia on April 7, 2021.
Bethany Wolcott at Fredonia on April 7, 2021.

The D'Youville women's lacrosse team could not find enough offense in its final game of the 2021 season, falling to No. 19 Mercy, 15-3, Sunday morning in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.

Held scoreless in the first half, the Saints wrapped up the campaign at 2-9 and 0-5 in East Coast Conference play, while the Mavericks improved to 9-1 overall and a perfect 4-0 mark in ECC action.

The first half proved to be all Mercy, as the hosts kept the Saints off the board while netting 13 goals themselves. Mary Mackie got the Mavericks going by scoring off a Kerri Cummings pass just 54 seconds into the game, and would go on to tally two more goals in the opening 30 minutes for the hat-trick, also adding an assist on Briana Corace's score at the 22:30 mark. Mackie would not be the only Mercy player to notch multiple goals in the first half, as Taylor Bishop and Christina Lopreato each registered a pair before the break.

Lopreato racked up her own hat-trick by beating the D'Youville defense with 17:37 remaining in the second half, and Sydney Corley closed Mercy's scoring at 11:05 off an assist from Cummings. The Saints would finally strike back with 6:58 remaining, as sophomore midfielder Bethany Wolcott scored unassisted to break the shutout. Junior midfielder Riley Riedel found the back of the net just over a minute later, and Wolcott capped the contest with a free-position goal with 4:03 left on the clock.

Emma Johnson picked up the win for Mercy in the crease, stopping both shots she faced in 19:09 of action, as Madeline Garvalosa relieved her and posted two saves herself in 20:17 of game time. Olivia Maute finished things in net for the Mavericks, sitting between the pipes for the final 20 minutes. On the D'Youville side, freshman goalkeeper Hannah Wilson made seven saves despite the loss.

Notables – Mercy now lead 1-0 in the all-time series … Wolcott has tallied multiple goals in seven of her last eight contests … Wolcott also extended her point-streak to 10 games, only being held pointless in the Saints' season opener … Reidel ends the campaign tallying at least one goal in each of her last four games … Junior defender Amanda Waliszewski was tied for the game lead with three ground balls … Mercy was near-perfect on clear attempts, going 16-for-17, while D'Youville went 9-for-14 … Both sides were 1-for-4 on free-position chances … Draw controls saw the Saints have an 11-9 edge, thanks to five draw control wins by Riedel.