(4-3)
 
  1st 2nd F
 Marist 10     15   
 Winthrop
 9 
Box Score

(2-5)
 
 Career Days Lift Marist To Win At Winthrop
 
 Stat Comparison Marist  Winthrop
 Goals  15
 Shots  31 28 
 Assists   6 
 Draw Controls   19 
 Caused Turnovers  10 14 
 Ground Balls   20  25 
 Turnovers  22 17 
 Saves   7 
   
 
 Individual Leaders
 Stat  Marist  Winthrop
 Goals  Mehalick, 5  Three with 2
 Assists  Fitzpatrick, 2  Shriver, 5
 Draw Controls  Wagner, 15  Shriver, 3
 Caused Turnovers  Three with 2  Judge, 5 
 Ground Balls  Four with 3  Judge, 7 
 Saves  Witczak, 7  Wormsley, 9 
   
 Up Next
 

Who: High Point
When: Sun. March 19 - 12 p.m.
Where: High Point, NC

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ROCK HILL, South Carolina - Sophomore Hailey Wagner set a new single-game draw control record as the Marist women’s lacrosse team fought for its third straight win and beat two-time Big South Champion Winthrop, 15-9, on March 17.

Wagner’s 15 draw controls were the most by a Red Fox in a single game since Jamie Romano ’14 won 13 at Quinnipiac on April 13, 2014.

The Red Foxes had the luck of the Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day as freshman Samantha Mehalick and Olivia Pitonzo posted career highs with five and four goals respectively. Sophomore Shea Fitzpatrick added a career best two assists.

Mehalick scored on her first three shots and Olivia Pitonzo hit the back of the net on her first two shots to help bring Marist ahead 5-1 in the first 10 minutes. The Red Foxes also won the first six draws of the contest. The Eagles came out of their timeout shooting low on Marist senior netminder Abigail Witczak, but the Red Foxes did not let Winthrop get closer than within two at the 9:28 mark of the first half. 

Winthrop led 18-12 in shots after the first 30 minutes, but had registered just eight shots on goal at that point. Marist, on the other hand, had all 12 of its shots on goal.

Marist remained in control by winning draws at the circle and Witczak made five more saves to allow just three Eagles’ goals in the second half.

The Red Foxes continued their balancing act on offense, as six different players had a goal on the night. Marist’s defense had a 19-7 edge in draw controls and held Winthrop to 1-for-11 on free position attempts.

For the Eagles, junior Katherine Judge tallied game highs of seven ground balls and five caused turnovers. Classmate Nicole Beatson scored a pair of goals and junior Kristen Shriver dished out five assists. Winthrop won the caused turnover battle 14-10 and committed 17 turnovers to Marist’s 22.  

Marist will come off its quickest turnaround of the season when it plays at High Point on March 19. Opening draw is set for 12 p.m. in North Carolina.