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Shaffrey’s 6G/1A Lead Ave Maria to the 19-7 Win over Georgetown (KY); 11-2 1stH Puts Game Away, Tittinger 4GBs/4CTOs

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Nease alum Anna Fifield 1G

via Ave Maria press release/website


Lacrosse Easily Dispatches Rival Georgetown

AVE MARIA, Fla. — The Ave Maria Gyrenes got their second win of the season in dominant fashion, crushing the Georgetown Tigers 19-5. The former kryptonite of the Gyrenes couldn’t keep up with Ave Maria, who scored the first six goals of the game.

The first quarter was all Ave Maria, closing out the frame with a 5-0 lead. Four different players combined for the goals, with Hannah Shaffrey getting the first two. Abbey Seiler, Oriana Eldridge and Alexandra Mazurczak got the following three.

Seiler scored the opening goal in the second quarter as well before Georgetown finally found the back of the net for their first goal. The Tigers scored again a minute later, but that was the closest they ever came to the Gyrenes.

Ave Maria closed out the half with five more goals for an 11-2 halftime score. Through the first 30 minutes, Shaffrey led the game with four goals, while Seiler and Mazurczak each had two goals. Lily Hynds, Claire Ichniowski and Eldridge each had a goal as well to round out the scoring.

Georgetown got the first goal out of the break to open the third quarter but didn’t see the back of the net for the rest of the frame.

Ave Maria responded with three goals, the second of which, scored by Hynds, put the Gyrenes up by 10 and turned on the running clock for the rest of the game.

In the fourth quarter, the Gyrenes kept their foot on the gas, scoring the opening three goals of the frame to go up 17-3. The Tigers got two in the middle of the quarter to get up to five goals, but the Gyrenes ended strong with two more to end the game with a 19-5 victory.

Nineteen goals are tied for the sixth-most in program history, just two days after the Gyrenes tied the program record for goals in a game. Ave Maria also took 41 shots, which is also sixth-most in school history.

Individually, Shaffrey led the team with seven points, scoring six goals and getting one assist. Eldridge, Hynds, Ichniowski, Mazurczak and Seiler all had multiple goals as well, with Anna Bocchino and Ali Fifield rounding out the scoring for the Gyrenes.

Between the pipes, Emily Durr didn’t face much pressure, but stopped half the shots she faced for three saves and her second win of the season. Hannah McConologue tended the fourth quarter for the Gyrenes, also stopping half the shots she faced for two saves.

With the win, Ave Maria improves to 2-3. The Gyrenes have one more non-conference game before starting league play. That final game is Monday, March 18, at home against the Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels, a NCAA Division III school from Atlanta Georgia. Ave Maria has never met the Stormy Petrels before on the lacrosse field. That game will also mark the halfway point of the season, with the final six games all being against SUN Conference opponents. Game time is set for 6 p.m. and can be streamed on the Sun Digital Network.