No. 10 Cardinals Fly Past Drew on Senior Day, 15-5

No. 10 Cardinals Fly Past Drew on Senior Day, 15-5

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Catholic University women's lacrosse sophomore Bridget Beck scored a career-high four points to lead 11 players who had at least one point as the 10th-ranked Cardinals posted a 15-5 Landmark Conference victory over Drew Saturday at Carlini Field on Senior Day.

Catholic (8-3, 3-0 LC) extended its conference win streak to 34 games while remaining unbeaten in three games on Carlini Field.

Beck totaled two goals and two assists, marking her first multi-goal game in 18 career appearances. Senior Jess Lyons also finished with two goals and two assists while Senior Megan Ellis and junior Ally Criscuolo each had two goals and one assist. Junior Julia Clementi also had two goals as five different Cardinals posted multi-goal games.

A total of 11 players had at least one point for Catholic, including senior Erin Dugan who netted her first goal of the season and the third of her career off an assist from Ellis with 20:35 remaining in the second half.

The Rangers (12-1, 2-0 LC), who had won 14-straight regular season contests and four consecutive league games, jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the game's first five minutes with back-to-back free position goals.

However, the Cardinals got on the board with 22:13 left in the opening half on a free position shot by Ellis. The goal kickstarted seven unanswered goals for Catholic who took a 7-2 halftime lead. Ellis, Beck and Criscuolo each scored twice in the opening 30 minutes.

Drew's Hailey Simmons scored 46 seconds into the second half to pull the Rangers within four, but that would be as close as they would get as the Cardinals answered with four more tallies, including two from Clementi, to push their lead to 11-3 with 20:35 to play.

Senior Molly Kelly and freshman Lauren Zelnik combined for two of Catholic's final four goals as the Cards handed Drew its first loss since May 2, 2018 when the Rangers lost to Catholic in the semifinals of the Landmark Conference Women's Lacrosse Championship.

Junior Nanci Hernandez played the entire game in goal for the Cardinals, totaling six saves, six ground balls and four caused turnovers.

Allie DiDario had three goals for Drew while Kat Michalski made 16 saves.

Catholic begins a three-game road trip when it travels to Goucher for a 5 p.m., draw on Wednesday.