Maupin Leads No. 10 Cardinals to Win in Season Opener

Maupin Leads No. 10 Cardinals to Win in Season Opener

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - Catholic University women's lacrosse junior Anna Maupin scored five points with three goals and two assists to lead the No. 10 Cardinals to an 8-6 victory over St. Mary's (Md.) Wednesday in the Play Like Jamie Game at Jamie L. Roberts Stadium.

Catholic (1-0) opened its season with a win for the first time since Feb. 25, 2017 when the 11th-ranked Cardinals upset No. 5 Salisbury at home, 9-8.

With the game tied at 5-5 with 25:51 remaining in the second half, the Cardinals scored three of the final four goals with tallies by Maupin, senior Holly Regan and freshman Kate Olsen who netted her first career goal with 9:38 left.

Freshman Caroline Beckett also scored her first career goal off an assist from senior Julia Clementi with 1:17 to play in the opening half to give Catholic a 4-3 halftime lead despite being outshot, 17-12.

Maupin had two goals and one assist as Catholic took a 5-3 lead with 27:10 remaining in the second.

Playing in their fourth game of the season, the Seahawks (3-1) scored back-to-back just 31 seconds apart to tie the game at 5-5 with 25:51 left.

Maupin gave the Cardinals the lead for good with her third goal at 17:47 before assisting on the eventual game-winner by Regan to put the Cards in front, 7-5, with 16:22 to play.

Senior Ally Criscuolo, an All-Chesapeake Region First Team selection a year ago, finished with one goal, one assist, three ground balls and three caused turnovers.

Senior Nanci Hernandez earned her first win of the season and 40th of her career by making her 57th career start and making three saves. Sophomore Rachel Searle also had three second-half saves.

Catholic makes its home debut on Saturday when it welcomes Rowan to Carlini Field. Opening draw is set for noon.

The Play Like Jamie Game is held in honor of Jamie Roberts, a 2011 graduate of St. Mary's who was a three-sport standout in women's soccer, women's basketball and women's lacrosse for the Seahawks before spending three years as an assistant women's basketball coach and athletics communications assistant at Catholic.