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Women's Lacrosse: Knights Route Catamounts 22-5

Photo by Dean Tornatore
Photo by Dean Tornatore

By Coleman Hamstead

ROSEDALE, MD -- The Knights used 11 different goal scorers on Sunday to pick up its second straight double-digit win, this time a 22-5 victory over Potomac State College of West Virginia University.

"It's great," said Knights' head coach Emily McBee about the team's confidence after winning two in a row at home. "We had a rough start to the season and I think coming out and winning will push us forward in the hard games to come."

Knights' sophomore Alexis Jackson (Kenwood) scored her first collegiate goal in the game. Normally a defender, Jackson was playing in her 20th career collegiate game when the opportunity presented itself.

"We made it a point, especially at halftime to say 'we've got work [the ball] around; everybody touches it, everybody shoots today,' so yeah, absolutely [great to see her score]."

Haley Workmeister (Mercy), Alexis Corbitt-Fennekohl (Loch Raven) and Ashley Alberts (Parkville) each had hat-tricks for the Knights, while five others finished the game with two goals each.

Corbitt-Fennekohl had a game-high six points, adding three assists.

"Just persevering," Corbitt-Fennekohl said about her offensive outburst. "I had four to five shots, maybe more, that didn't go in but I just don't give up. I try and get everyone involved too, try and help out with assists, so not being selfish helps."

The Knights (2-4, 0-3 Maryland JUCO) started the game extremely strong and never looked back.

A little over five minutes into the game they already had six unanswered goals thanks to their aggressive and fast-paced playstyle.

The Catamounts (1-3) scored two straight off the stick of Quincy Oram in response, but their run didn't last long as the Knights came back with a 12-0 run to end the first half.

The onslaught was triggered by Workmeister completing her hat-trick only 10:11 into the game.

"I just think our team has gotten a lot better at passing and moving," Workmeister said. "So it's a lot easier to see opportunities when people are cutting and looking for the ball."

After taking an 18-2 lead into halftime, the Knights slowed the pace in the second.

The Catamounts scored three goals in the second half and the Knights four.

Hailee Smith (Sparrows Point) stepped up for the Knights and made three saves, filling in for injured goalie Taylor Hunt.

The Knights will take on No. 5 Anne Arundel Community College tomorrow at 6 p.m. on the road. The Riverhawks are 5-2 (3-1 in conference) and are coming off a loss in a close game at Howard Community College.

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