Herons top Saints in women's lacrosse conference opener, 14-7
Friday, April 1, 2011 - 10:37 pm

The St. Lawrence University women's lacrosse team dropped its opening Liberty League contest, 14-7, to William Smith in Geneva, NY.  Junior Kendall Harty led the Saints with a pair of goals while senior Kim Morse added a goal and an assist.

The Scarlet and Brown (2-6, 0-1) outshot William Smith (3-3, 1-0) 18-14 in the first half, but came away trailing, 5-4.  St. Lawrence held a 3-1 lead after 20:04 of action thanks to goals from junior Paige Powell, Harty and sophomore Hanne Bailey. 

However, a four-goal run by the Herons, including two from Marissa Potter, built the home team's lead to 5-3 with 1:10 remaining in the half.  Sophomore Brigid Hurley would cap the first half scoring to get the Saints within one at 5-4 with a mere 40 seconds to go in the stanza.

William Smith came out flying in the second half, scoring the opening three goals to take an 8-4 lead.  Though the Saints answered with goals from Harty and Morse to close to within two at 8-6 with 18:47 to go, William Smith scored six of the game's final seven goals to earn a 14-7 victory.

The home team closed with a 35-30 advantage in shots, including 21-12 in the second half.  The Saints struggled in clearing attempts, converting only 14-of-22 tries, and committing 22 total turnovers.

Senior goaltender Anna Marchand closed with 10 saves for St. Lawrence, while William Smith netminder Jesse Wilson also closed with 10 stops.

The Saints will look to pick up their first conference win of the season tomorrow, Saturday, April 2 when the team faces the University of Rochester at 2:00pm in Rochester, NY.